CCSI’s Devarakonda named IEEE Senior Member

May 09, 2016

Ranjeet Devarakonda

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Climate Change Science Institute’s (CCSI’s) Ranjeet Devarakonda has been elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member. Senior Member is the highest grade for which members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) can apply and requires at least 10 years professional experience and 5 years of significant achievements.

Devarakonda is a CCSI senior informatics staff member in the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD), supporting various CCSI projects, including the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive; the NASA-supported ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics; the USGS Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries program; and the DOE Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments–Arctic project. He manages a team of software developers who create tools and services to make data more accessible, including online metadata editors, data citations, data discovery tools, and visualizations. He is also the systems architect for Mercury, a distributed metadata management, data discovery, and access tool developed by ORNL that manages data/metadata for more than 15 projects funded by various federal organizations, including DOE, NASA, USGS, and NSF.

Devarakonda, who joined ORNL in 2007 as a software engineer, received his bachelor’s degree in electronics from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, in 2004 and his master’s in computer science from Eastern Michigan University in 2006. In addition to his CCSI, ESD, and programmatic/project support activities, Devarakonda serves on the editorial board of Earth Science Informatics and is a reviewer for the Association for Computing Machinery’s Computing Reviews.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization and publishes a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Only 8% of IEEE’s more than 430,000 members have attained senior grade.

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By Vj Ewing.