Dr. Pavan BalajiComputer Scientist & Group Lead, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Pavan Balaji holds a joint appointment as a Computer Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory, and as a research fellow of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. His research interests include parallel programming models and runtime systems for communication and I/O, modern system architecture (multi-core, accelerators, complex memory subsystems, high-speed networks), cloud computing systems, and job scheduling and resource management. He has nearly 100 publications and has delivered nearly 120 talks and tutorials at various conferences and research institutes. Dr. Balaji is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy's Early Career Award. He has also received several other awards including an Outstanding Researcher award at the Ohio State University, the Director's Technical Achievement award at Los Alamos National Laboratory, five best paper awards and various others. He serves as the worldwide chairperson for the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC). He has also served as a chair or editor for nearly 50 journals, conferences and workshops, and as a technical program committee member in numerous conferences and workshops. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a professional member of the ACM. More details about Dr. Balaji are available at http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~balaji.