Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park (1982) M.E. in Electronics Engineering, Philips International Institute (1979) B.E. in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (1977)
Vipin Kumar joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in 1989 as an associate professor and has since been promoted to a professor. He has been the William Norris Land Grant Chair of the department since 2005 and was named a Regents Professor in 2015. Kumar’s research has been widely cited, with over 127,000 total citations. He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2000, received the IEEE Technical Achievement Award in 2005, and received the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Innovation Award in 2012.
Kumar's current research interests span data mining, high-performance computing, and their applications in climate/ecosystems and health care. His research has resulted in the development of the concept of isoefficiency metric for evaluating the scalability of parallel algorithms, as well as highly efficient parallel algorithms and software for sparse matrix factorization (PSPASES) and graph partitioning (METIS, ParMetis, hMetis). Kumar's current major research focus is on bringing the power of big data and machine learning to understand the impact of human induced changes on the Earth and its environment.
Selected Grants Knowledge Guided Machine Learning: A Framework for Accelerating Scientific Discovery Kumar, V. & Steinbach, M.; National Science Foundation; 9/1/19 - 8/31/23
BIGDATA: F: Advancing Deep Learning to Monitor Global Change Kumar, V., Pardey, P. G., Senay, S. D., Steinbach, M. & Wilgenbusch, J.; National Science Foundation; 11/1/18 - 10/31/23
INFEWS/T3: Innovations for Sustainable Food, Energy, And Water Supplies In Intensively Cultivated Regions: Integrating Technologies, Data, And Human Behavior Hunt, N. D., Mulla, D. J., Peterson, J. M., Dalzell, B. J., Davenport, M. A., Garcia y Garcia, A., Hill, J. D., Kumar, V., Levers, L., Pradhananga, A. K., Strock, J. S. & Wilke, A. K.; National Science Foundation; 10/1/17 - 3/31/23