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Desh Ranjan

Desh Ranjan

Department of Computer Science

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  • Research Interests

    Dr. Ranjan is primarily interested in the development of efficient algorithms and bioinformatics tools for solving biologically important problems. The scholar's more general research and teaching interests are in efficient data structure and algorithm design and analysis, computational complexity theory, parallel computation, discrete mathematics, and optimization and approximation
  • Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University
  • 2011: Outstanding Faculty Member, Iowa State University
  • 2009: NMSU Millionaire Researcher, New Mexico State University
  • 2008: NMSU Millionaire Researcher, New Mexico State University
  • 2007: University Research Council Distinguished Career Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity, New Mexico State University
  • 2006: Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, New Mexico State University
  • 1995: Morrison Award for the best Technical Presentation, Regional ACM Meeting at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Ranjan, D. "An Innovative GPU-Optimized Multiscale Code for High-Fidelity Simulation of Collective Eects in Electron Beams" $473,315. 2015 - 2018
    Ranjan, D. "ABI Innovation: Advanced Informatics and Eective Algorithms for Improved CryoEM Protein Structure Prediction and Density Analysis" $589,703. 2014 - 2017
    Ranjan, D. "Advanced Phylogenomics of the Human and Animal Pathogen Mycobac- terium Marinum" $100,000. 2014 - 2016
    Ranjan, D. "High-Performance Particle Collider Simulations on Parallel Computing Platforms" $40,000. Old Dominion University. 2014 - 2016
    Ranjan, D. "Migration of Larc Codes To Next-Generation Hpc Architectures: GPU" $23,660. Other. December 1, 2015 - November 30, 2016
    Ranjan, D. "Algorithms and Software Development for QCD computations on Xeon-Phi Architecture" . 2014
    Ranjan, D. "Doctoral Student support for computational physics" $65,000. 2012
    Ranjan, D. "AE: Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Insitutions" $2,000,000. Federal. 2009 - 2012
    Ranjan, D. "Collaborative Research: Learning Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science via Primary Historical Sources" $500,000. Federal. 2008 - 2011
    Ranjan, D. "IGERT: Computational Molecular Biology Group" $2,963,687. Federal. 2005 - 2010
    Ranjan, D. "Designing an effective real-time methodology to evaluate circadian rhythm in cultured breast cell lines" $50,000. State. 2009 - 2009
    Ranjan, D. "CREST: Center for Research Excellence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology" $4,500,000. Federal. 2004 - 2009
    Ranjan, D. "Frameworks for the Development of Efficient and Scalable Knowledge-based Systems" $1,500,000. Federal. 2003 - 2009
    Ranjan, D. "Bioinformatics Analysis for understanding Nitrogen Assimilation in Plants" $50,000. State. 2007 - 2008
    Ranjan, D. "Graduate Assistants in Areas of National Need" $495,840. Federal. 2003 - 2008
    Ranjan, D. "SBIR Phase II: Cheminformatics Teaching Tools for Cheminformatics Virtual Classroom" $105,000. Federal. 2006 - 2007
    Ranjan, D. "CRI: Computing Support for the Next Generation Application-driven Delarative Programming Systems" $102,879. Federal. 2005 - 2007
    Ranjan, D. "Improving Protein Secondary Structure Prediction using 3-dimensional Spatial Constraints of the Protein" $122,000. Federal. 2005 - 2007
    Ranjan, D. "Phylogenetic predictions of the capabilities of novel biothreat agents" $135,000. Federal. 2005 - 2007
    Ranjan, D. "Collaborative Research: The Impact of Rapid Anthropogenic Land Cover Change in the Chaco and Interior Atlantic Forest in Paraguay on Hantavirus Ecology" $186,000. Federal. 2004 - 2007
    Ranjan, D. "Teaching Discrete Mathematics via Original Historical Sources" $74,432. Federal. 2003 - 2006
    Ranjan, D. "Cellular and Molecular Interactions among Genes in Cerebellar Development over Time and Space" $22,000. Federal. June, 2006 - August, 2006
    Ranjan, D. "Small angle x-ray scattering studies of lipi/cholesterol bilayers, aerogel biosensors, and nanocomposite thermites" $26,000. Federal. June, 2006 - August, 2006