Manish has held a visiting position at the eScience Institute at Edinburgh, UK (2009-2010), a joint research appointment with the Center for Subsurface Modeling, The University of Texas at Austin (1996-2006), and a visiting position at the Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Images et Systemes d'information (LIRIS), Lyon France. He has also been a visiting fellow at the Department of Computer Science and DOE ASCI/ASAP Center, California Institute of Technology (2000-2001), at the DOE ASCI/ASAP FLASH Center, University of Chicago (1998), and at the Max-Plank Institute in Potsdam, Germany (1994-1998).
Manish received a 2013 R & D 100 Award (with ORNL and GATech), IBM Faculty Awards in 2008 and 2010, the Tewkesbury Fellowship from University of Melbourne, Australia (2006), the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (The Award) (2004-2005), the NSF CAREER Award (1999), TICAM (now ICES) (University of Texas at Austin) Distinguished Fellowship (1999-2001), and the Enrico Fermi Scholarship, Argonne National Laboratory (1996). He is a Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of IEEE / IEEE Computer Society , and Senior Member of ACM.
Manish serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a large number of journals and international conferences and workshops. He has also served as a panelist for NSF, DoE and other national and international funding agencies, and regularly reviews technical articles for journals and conferences. At Rutgers, he service in leadership roles on various, University, School and Department level committees and is actively involved in curriculum development, specially in the area of applied parallel and distributed computing and computational and data-intensive computing.
Manish has co-authored a large number technical publications including paper in international journals and conferences, invited papers and presentations and book chapters (Parashar@GoogleScholar). He has also co-authored/edited books, conference proceedings and journal special issues and has presented large number of keynotes and distinguished seminars. He has developed and deployed several software systems that are widely used, including CometCloud, and DataSpaces/DIMES/DART.
A brief biosketch of is available here.
Bio-sketch of Manish Parashar, Ph.D.
Computer Scientist and Electrical Engineer, AAAS Fellow, IEEE Fellow, ACM Senior Member
Office: Dept. of Computer Science, Rutgers Univ., 110 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (848) 455-5388; Fax: (732) 445-0537
Bombay University Electronics & Telecommunications B.E., 1988
Syracuse University Computer Engineering M.S., 1994
Syracuse University Computer Engineering Ph.D., 1994
University of Texas at Austin Computer Sciences Post-doc, 1994-1995
Professor I Rutgers University 2005 – Present
Director Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) 2012 – Present
Co-Director Cloud & Autonomic Computing Center, Rutgers 2008 – Present
Associate Director Center for Information Assurance, Rutgers 2008 – Present
Program Director OCI, US National Science Foundation 2009 – 2011
Associate Professor Rutgers University 2002 – 2005
Assistant Professor Rutgers University 1997 – 2002
Adj. Assistant Professor University of Texas at Austin 1996 – 1997
Research Associate CSM/ICES, University of Texas at Austin 1995 – 2005
My academic career is focused in the area of computational and data-enabled science and engineering and addresses key conceptual, technological and educational challenges that are critical to realizing its potential. My research is in the broad area of high performance parallel and distributed computing and investigates conceptual models, programming abstractions, and implementation architectures that can enable new insights through very large-scale computations and big data in a range of domains that are critical to advancing our understanding of important natural, engineered and social systems. My contributions include innovations in data structures and algorithms, programming abstractions and systems, and systems for runtime management and optimization. Furthermore, the development and deployment of software system that encapsulate these research innovations and can be used by scientists and engineers in academia and industry, has been an integral part of my research. My research has had direct and significant impact on a range of domains (such as, for example, subsurface/seismic modeling, fusion, hydrology, compressible turbulence and computational fluid dynamics, bio-/medical informatics, oceanography, numerical relativity/astrophysics, plasma physics, and business intelligence) as evidenced by my publications. I have close collaborations with leading research groups (at universities, national laboratories, and industry).
Selected Awards, Honors and Recognition
á 2013 R&D 100 Award for ÒADIOS: Adaptable I/O System for Big Data (Information Technologies)Ó (with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Georgia Institute of Technology)
á Google App Engine Education Award for Cloud Computing for Scientific Applications (2013)
á IBM Faculty Award (2008 and 2010)
á Tewkesbury Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Australia, (2006)
á NSF CAREER Award (1999)
á Enrico Fermi Award, Argonne National Laboratory (1996)
á Distinguished Fellowships from the Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin in 1999, 2000 and 2001
á Winner of the 4th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2011, May 2011)
á Best paper award at leading IEEE/ACM conferences (Supercomputing Ô92, Ô01, and Grid Ô09)
Honors and Awards from Professional Societies:
á Outstanding Leadership Awards form the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
á Outstanding Service Awards from the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) in 2009, 2010 and 2011
á Member of the IEEE Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) during 2004 – 2006
Awards and Recognition within Rutgers:
á Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar Award, School of Engineering (2014 – 2017)
á Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (2004 – 2005)
á Research Outreach and Recognition (2011) & Excellence in Ph.D. Mentoring Award (2012) from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Publications, Presentations & Products
I have co-authored over 350 technical papers in international journals and refereed conference and workshop proceedings. I have also has edited 7 books and 33 book chapters, 22 conference proceedings and 18 journal special issues. My research has also been published in 16 invited papers and I have given over 130 invited presentations at various national and international venues, including 30 keynote/distinguished lectures. I have been part of the IEEE Distinguished Visitor Program (DVP) and have presented 19 tutorials. My research has lead to 1 patent and 1 provisional patent.
I have also developed and deployed several software systems that are being used for scientists and engineering in academia and industry. These include CometCloud for enabling dynamic software defined infrastructure across federated infrastructure, DataSpaces for extreme scale coupled workflows, DART for high-throughput, low latency data extraction and streaming, AutoMate/Accord/Meteor to support autonomics, and GrACE/DAGH and MACE/Seine for dynamically adaptive and coupled simulations.
I have been part of over 50 funded grants (including 44 federal grants) totaling approximately US $40 Million. This includes funding as part of leading US Department of Energy (DOE) projects such as the ExaCT Combustion Exascale Co-design Center, the SDAV SciDAC Institute and the EPSI SciDAC Fusion Simulation Project, and multiple industry grants including a US $3.3 Million in-kind donation from IBM. My overall funding profile includes grants from highly prestigious and highly competitive programs such as the US NSF CAREER, KDI, ITR, and CDI programs, and the US DOE ASCI, SciDAC and Exascale Co-design programs.
Nationally: I was Program Director in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at the US National Science Foundation between 2009 and 2011, where I focused on computational and data-enabled science and engineering research and education, software sustainability, cloud and data intensive computing research programs, and managed an approximately $150 Million research portfolio. I was responsible for establishing a number of new programs including the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) and the NSF Fellowships for Transformative Computational Science using CyberInfrastructure (CI TraCS) program, and was part of the team the established the Computing in the Cloud (CIC) program. I also worked on establishing international partnerships as part of the SI2 program with UK and China, both of which have resulted in joint calls in 2012.
Internationally: Within the broader research community, I am Co-Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) since 2011, Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) since 2014, Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, and have a leadership role in various professional societies. Specifically, I am a member of Advisory Board and Chair of the Awards Committee of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) since 2007 and was Vice Chair of TCSC between 2007 and 2011. I am a member of Executive Committee and responsible for Student Awards for the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) since 2003. I also established the IEEE TCSC award for Excellence in Scalable Computing, Young Achievers in Scalable Computing award, and the TCSC Scale Challenge. I was co-founder of the IEEE/ACM (now USENIX) International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC). I am a member of the editorial board of 21 international journals (including ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE-TC, IEEE-TCC, IEEE-TSC, IEEE CiSE, IEEE IoT-J, JPDC, and CCPE), member of the steering committees of 15 conferences (including SCÕXY, IPDPS, HPDC, CCGrid, HiPC) and have served on organizing committees of over 250 conferences/workshops (29 as general chair, 37 as program chair/vice chair, 20 as workshop chair).
Rutgers University: I am co-leading strategic planning activities for Advanced Research Cyberinfrastructure across Rutgers, am co-chairing the Big Data Working Group of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Science Strategic Planning Committee, and am a member of the Rutgers Strategic Planning Committee. I also founded the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) and established an NSF Industry-University Collaborative Research Center (IUCRC), in partnership with University of Florida and University of Arizona, focused on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC). This center has since expanded to include Mississippi State University and will include Indiana University, University of Chicago and Texas Tech University this fall. I was part of the founding team and am currently Associate Director of the Rutgers Center for Information Assurance (RUCIA).
Teaching and Mentoring
I am a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty at Rutgers University since July 1997 and of the graduate faculty of the Department of Computer Science since April 2009. I have graduated 14 Ph.D. and 48 M.S. students (with thesis), am currently advising 10 Ph.D. students, 4 Masters students, and 4 Undergraduate students. I am mentoring (or have mentored) 4 Postdocs, 1 Research Faculty, 1 Fulbright Scholar and 2 Visiting Researchers. I have supervised 96 independent studies (graduate and undergraduate) and have served on 34 Ph.D. committees (including committees at other universities) and 70 M.S. committees. I also regularly mentor high-school students as part of the Governors School program at Rutgers.