Keynote

Advanced CyberInfrastructure to Enable Big Data in Smart Grids

Dr. Vipin Chaudhary
Program Director, CISE/ACI
National Science Foundation

A veteran of High Performance Computing (HPC), Dr. Chaudhary has been actively participating in the research, business and technology innovation frontiers of HPC for over two decades. His contributions range from heading research laboratories and holding executive management positions, to starting new technology ventures. He is currently a Program Director in the Division of Advanced CyberInfrastructure at National Science Foundation and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, SUNY where he co-founded the Center for Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering and the Data Intensive Computing Initiative. He is a co-founder of Scalable Informatics that provides high performance software-defined storage and compute solutions. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Chaudhary was the Chief Executive Officer of Computational Research Laboratories (CRL) where he grew the company globally to be an HPC cloud and solutions leader before selling it to Tata Consulting Services. Prior to this, as Senior Director of Advanced Development at Cradle Technologies, Inc., he was responsible for advanced programming tools for multi-processor chips. He was also the Chief Architect at Corio Inc., which had a successful IPO in June, 2000. He received the B.Tech. (Hons.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992.