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About Dr. Parashar

Manish Parashar is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2), the NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC) at Rutgers (CAC@Rutgers) and the The Applied Software Systems Laboratory (TASSL), and is Associate Director of the Rutgers Center for Information Assurance (RUCIA). He recently served as Program Director in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he managed an approximately $150 Million research portfolio in the areas of software sustainability, computational and data-enabled science and engineering and cloud computing. At NSF, he established and led the crosscutting Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, the CI TraCS Computational Science Fellowship programs, was involved in establishing the Computing in the Cloud (CiC) program, and worked on the NSF-wide Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) initiative. His research interests are in the broad area of Parallel and Distributed Computing with a focus on Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering.

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 the IBM Faculty Award 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 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 significant number technical publications including paper in international journals and conferences, invited papers and presentations and book chapters. 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 also developed and deployed several software systems that are widely used, including CometCloud, DataSpaces/DIMES/DART, Discover, AutoMate (Accord, Rudder/Comet, Meteor, Squid, Topos, Pawn, DAIS, SESAME), GrACE/DAGH, MACE, Pragma/ARMaDA and the CORBA CoG Kit. His research and software were part of the Help Defeat Cancer Project on the IBM World Community Grid , and are also being considered for commercial deployment.

Manish received a BE degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Bombay University, India, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.

Present Positions

Professor I, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rutgers University

Founder & Director, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2)

Founding Co-Director, NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC), Univ. of Florida, Univ. of Arizona & Rutgers University

Associate Director, Rutgers Center for Information Assurance, Rutgers University

Member of Graduate Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University

Research Interests

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering, Applied Parallel & Distributed Computing (Cloud, Grid, HPC), Extreme-scale Computing, Autonomic Computing, Datacenter Provisioning and Management, Application-aware Power/Energy Management, Pervasive Computational Ecosystems

Selected Activities, Achievements, Awards and Honors

Competitive Awards:

       IBM Faculty Award (2008 and 2010) – IBM awards approximately 150 faculty awards every year worldwide and across all disciplines.

       Tewkesbury Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Australia, (2006)

       CAREER Award, National Science Foundation of the United States, 2000 – 2004.

       Enrico Fermi Award, Argonne National Laboratory (1996)

       Distinguished Fellowships from the Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin in 1999, 2000 and 2001

       Winner of the 4th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2011, May 2011)

       Best paper award at leading IEEE/ACM conferences (Supercomputing '92, '01, and Grid '09)

       Best published paper in 2006 by the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

       Top sited article in the Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal, Elsevier Publishers during the 2005 – 2010 period

 

Honors and Awards from Professional Societies:

       Elected AAAS Fellow for distinguished contributions to high-performance parallel and distributed computing and its application to the advancement of computational science and engineering in 2012

       Elected Co-Editor-in-Chief, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), April 2011

       Elevated to IEEE Fellow by the IEEE Computer Society for contributions to parallel and distributed computing in 2011

       Outstanding Leadership Awards form the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

       Outstanding Service Awards from the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) in 2009, 2010 and 2011

       Vice Chair, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), 2007 – 2011

       Member of Advisory Board and Awards Chair, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), 2007 – Present.

       Member of the IEEE Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) during 2004 – 2006

       Senior Member of ACM

 

National and International Visiting Appointments:

       Visiting Professor, Faculty of Business, Computing and Law, University of Derby, UK (2012 -- Present)

       Visiting Professor, Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore (2012)

       Visiting Researcher, e-Science Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK (2008 – 2010)

       Visiting Faculty, Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Images et Systemes d'information (LIRIS), Lyon France, 2008 – 2009.

       Visiting scholarships from the Max Planck Institute, Potsdam, Germany (1996, 1997, 1999)

       Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology, USA (2000 – 2001)

       Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, USA (1998)

 

Awards and Recognition within Rutgers:

       Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (2004 – 2005)

       Research Outreach and Recognition Award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2011)

       Award for Excellence in PhD Mentorship from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2012)

 

Miscellaneous Honors:

       Organized Indo-US Workshop on Virtual Institutes for Computational and Data-enabled Science and Engineering, Bangaluru, India, December 2011.

       Expert panelist at the Congressional briefing on The Cloud of Things: The Next Phase of Computing at the Congressional Research & Development Caucus co-chaired by Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) and Rush Holt (D-N.J.), September 2011.

       Member, Resource Advisory Committee, NIH National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR), 2011 – Present.

       Invited Participant, DOE/DOD Workshop on Emerging High Performance Architectures and Applications, Washington DC, November 2007.

       Invited speaker, Science on Saturdays, Princeton University PPPL Lecture Series, Princeton, NJ, February 2004.

       Invited speaker, Workshop on Emerging and Future Computing Paradigms and their Impact on the Research, Training and Design Environments of the Aerospace Workforce, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, March 2003.

       Established (in collaboration with W. Chaovalitwongse et al.) the Rutgers Center for Information Assurance, an NSA Center for Academic Excellence.

       Established NSF funded National Research Center for Autonomic Computing (CAC) in collaboration with The University of Florida, the University of Arizona and Rutgers (the State University of New Jersey).

       Invited Participant, DOE/DOD Workshop on Emerging High Performance Architectures and Applications, Washington DC, November 2007.

       Co-Chair, System Software Working Group, NSF Workshop on Dynamic Data Driven Application Systems (DDDAS), Arlington, VA, January 2006.

       Selected as 1999 Summer Faculty Researcher at the AFRL/IF, Rome, NY (declined).

       Phi Beta Delta Honor Society, Syracuse University, 1994.

       Graduate Scholarship, Syracuse University, 1990-94

       Best Graduating Student Award, Bombay University, 1988

       Highest Merit in Electronics & Telecommunications Scholarship, Bombay University, 1988