Office Director, NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Dr. Manish Parashar directs the NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, a role he began in February 2018. Dr. Parashar hails from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor and the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute and the Applied Software Systems Laboratory. He also serves as Full Member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Business, Computing, and Law at the University of Derby (United Kingdom). Most recently, at Rutgers, he co-led strategic planning efforts in Research Computing and served as the Interim Associate Vice President of Research Computing between 2015 and 2016 to oversee the establishment of the Rutgers Office of Advanced Research Computing
Dr. Parashar served as Program Director in the then-Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) at NSF between 2009 and 2011, managing a research portfolio that spanned software sustainability, computational and data-enabled science and engineering, and cloud computing. Among his accomplishments was leading the establishment of the crosscutting Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program.
Dr. Parashar holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering from Syracuse University and a B.E. degree in electronics and telecommunications from Bombay University (India). He has received numerous honors throughout his career, including a 2013 R&D 100 Award (with ORNL and the Georgia Institute of Technology), the Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar Award from the Rutgers School of Engineering (2014-2017), IBM Faculty Awards in 2008 and 2010, the Tewkesbury Fellowship from the University of Melbourne (Australia; 2006), and the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (2004-2005). He was elected to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society’s Golden Core in 2016; is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and IEEE; and is an Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Scientist.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 2:20 pm
This session will highlight important recent initiatives in the area of cyberinfrastructure for facilities. Ewa Deelman/USC will present on an NSF-funded pilot project to plan a Center of Excellence in Cyberinfrastructure focused on assisting major facilities. Other updates will be provided on new CI resources and community activities including planning for a follow-on NSF Facility CI Workshop.