Alumnus Co-founds New GaTech Engineering School

Alumnus Co-founds New GaTech Engineering School

Alumnus Co-founds New GaTech Engineering School

Alumnus David A. Bader has helped to cofound the new School of Computational Science and Engineering, within the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bader took on the initiative to found the school in 2005 with Richard Fujimoto and Haesun Park. Currently supporting 60 graduate students, the program focuses on high-performance computing, computational data analytics, modeling and simulation, and computational algorithms.

A full professor and executive director for high-performance computing at Georgia Tech, Bader is a lead scientist in the DARPA Ubiquitous High Performance Computing program. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the Clark School, and his research is supported through highly competitive research awards, primarily from NSF, NIH, DARPA, and DOE. Bader serves on the Research Advisory Council for Internet2 and various conference steering committees. He is an associate editor for several high impact publications including the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, ACM's Journal of Experimental Algorithmics, IEEE DSOnline, Parallel Computing, and Journal of Computational Science.

Bader's interests are at the intersection of high-performance computing and real-world applications, including computational biology and genomics and massive-scale data analytics. He is also a leading expert on multicore, manycore, and multithreaded computing for data-intensive applications such as those in massive-scale graph analytics. He has co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and his main areas of research are in parallel algorithms, combinatorial optimization, massive-scale social networks, and computational biology and genomics.

Bader is an IEEE Fellow, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award recipient, and has received numerous industrial awards from IBM, NVIDIA, Intel, Sun Microsystems, and Microsoft Research.

June 15, 2011

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