Saurabh Bagchi has earned the prestigious Humboldt Bessel Research Award for his work in dependable systems. He is a Purdue University professor in electrical and computer engineering. The international award is given to 20 researchers from all academic disciplines each year by Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award recognizes researchers who have made significant discoveries that have influenced their fields, and who are expected to continue producing such advances in the future.

Bagchi is founding director of the Purdue College of Engineering’s Center for Resilient Infrastructures, Systems, and Processes and a professor in the College of Science’s Department of Computer Science by courtesy. 

Award winners honored for their research are invited to spend up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. Bagchi will spend that time at Technical University in Dresden.

The Humboldt Research Award is one of the most prestigious awards in science, and Purdue has had a number of recipients in recent years, including Timothy Zwier, the M.G. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, in 2017, and Natalia Dudareva, distinguished professor of biochemistry and horticulture and landscape, in 2016.

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