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Basu Named Senior Member of IEEE

Photo of Dr. Arya Basu by Ben Krain
Dr. Arya Basu

Dr. Arya Basu, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his experience and professional accomplishments.

IEEE is the leading professional association for electrical and electronic engineering and the world’s largest association of technical professionals.

“It felt very nice to be named a senior member of the IEEE,” said Basu, who has been an IEEE member since 2015. “Being acknowledged as a senior member by the IEEE is a significant milestone, representing a culmination of years of research, innovation, and contributions.”

Senior membership, the IEEE’s highest grade, recognizes veteran scientists, engineers, and others with at least 10 years of professional experience who have shown significant performance over at least five years and have been nominated by other IEEE fellows and senior members. Just 10 percent of IEEE’s more than 400,000 members have reached the level of senior membership.

IEEE senior members are eligible to hold executive IEEE volunteer positions, serve as a reference for other applicants for senior membership, and participate on the panel to review senior member applications.

“Dr. Basu’s elevation to a senior member of the IEEE is a testament to the outstanding research, development, service, and teaching he has provided,” said Dr. Albert Baker, chair of the Department of Computer Science at UA Little Rock. “This is well-deserved recognition of a significant professional career.”

Basu earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology from West Bengal University of Technology in India and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Georgia. Before joining UA Little Rock in 2022, he worked as a visual information specialist and research scientist at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.

Basu’s research includes human-computer interaction, investigating human spatial decision-making in virtual reality, and enhancing virtual reality immersive educational experiences. As a research fellow in the Emerging Analytics Center, the university’s premier research center for virtual/augmented reality, visualization, and interactive technologies, Basu investigates human spatial decision-making in virtual environments and its impact on translational training and skill-building.

With a passion for collaborative research, Basu is also working with Dr. Robert Belford, a professor of chemistry, to use machine learning to monitor local sources of carbon emissions. Additionally, Basu is working with Dr. Anindya Ghosh, a professor of chemistry, to better prepare students majoring in STEM fields to understand chemistry and biochemistry education.