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2017 Distinguished Academic Achievement Alumni Award

Kishor S. Trivedi
Kishor S. Trivedi

A member of the faculty at Duke since 1975, Kishor Trivedi has a led a distinguished career with significant research and education contributions to fault-tolerant and dependable computing. His research has focused on reliability, availability, performance and survivability of computer and communication systems, and on software dependability. 

Trivedi has also worked closely with industry in carrying out reliability and availability analyses, providing short courses on reliability, availability, performability modeling, as well as in the development and dissemination of software packages such as SHARPE, SPNP, and SREPT.  In fact, these tools form the core of Boeing's integrated reliability analysis package.

In 1982, Trivedi wrote the well-known and widely used textbook, Probability and Statistics with Reliability, Queuing and Computer Science Applications. He has since co-authored three more books, Performance and Reliability Analysis of Computer Systems, Queueing Networks and Markov Chains, and this year’s Reliability and Availability Engineering.

A prolific scholar and mentor, Trivedi has published more than 600 articles and has supervised 46 PhD dissertations.  Trivedi is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the recipient of IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement Award for his research on software aging and rejuvenation.