Satish Narayanasamy receives Trudy Huebner Service Excellence Award

Narayanasamy has been recognized for his extraordinary service in growing and diversifying the CSE faculty as head of the Faculty Search Committee.
Satish Narayanasamy
Satish Narayanasamy

Satish Narayanasamy, professor of computer science and engineering, has been recognized with the Trudy Huebner Service Excellence Award by the College of Engineering at U-M. One of the College’s highest distinctions for faculty service, the award honors Narayanasamy’s substantial leadership and service to the College, particularly his role in expanding and bringing talented and diverse CSE faculty as Tenure-Track Faculty Search Chair. 

With undergraduate enrollment tripling over the last decade, CSE has needed to grow its faculty significantly in order to keep pace. The faculty recruitment and hiring process, particularly at this scale, requires substantial amounts of time and effort. As Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Narayanasamy has introduced a series of innovative new practices that have enabled CSE to scale the number of interviews, while engaging students and faculty in a fair and unbiased recruitment process. 

“Satish has brought remarkable initiative and a wealth of good ideas to modernizing these processes and making CSE’s search efforts more scalable and sustainable,” said Michael Wellman, Richard H. Orenstein Division Chair and Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering.

Before his tenure as Faculty Search Chair, Nayaranasamy was an essential member of the Tenure-Track Search Committee, where he played a key role in recruiting faculty in the area of programming languages, addressing a longstanding gap at CSE and U-M more broadly.

Overall, Nayaranasamy’s service on these committees has resulted in a larger, richer, more diverse faculty at CSE, helping reinforce the Division and the broader College’s reputation as a global leader in research and education.

Beyond his outstanding service roles, Nayaranasamy is a prolific researcher whose work is at the intersection of computer architecture, systems and program analysis.

His current efforts are targeted towards confidential computing and custom  computing for genome sequencing. 

Narayanasamy has won widespread recognition for his research, including best paper awards at ASPLOS and ISPASS and several inclusions in IEEE MICRO Top Picks. He is also the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award. He received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego, and worked with Intel and Microsoft before joining the faculty at U-M in 2008.