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Prof. Dr. David A. Bader

Executive Director of High-Performance Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

David A. Bader is a Professor and Executive Director of High-Performance Computing in the Georgia Tech College of Computing. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from The University of Maryland, College Park. During his doctoral research, he was a NASA Graduate Fellow (1992-1996).

David Bader is an expert in the design and analysis of parallel and multicore algorithms for real-world applications such as those in computational biology. He has won highly-competitive awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF), IBM, Microsoft Research, Sony, and Sun Microsystems. He has co-chaired a series of meetings, the IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Computational Biology (HiCOMB), written several book chapters, and co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing on High-Performance Computational Biology. He has co-authored over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

In addition, Bader was selected as the director of the first Sony Toshiba IBM Center of Competence for the Cell Processor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an IEEE Fellow, National Science Foundation CAREER Award recipient and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker. His main areas of research are in parallel algorithms, combinatorial optimization, and computational biology and genomics.