Ritu Arora

Ritu Arora

Research Associate

High Performance Computing Group


Ritu Arora received her Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She works as an HPC researcher and consultant at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). She also teaches at the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. She has made significant contributions in the areas of developing abstractions for parallelizing legacy applications and application-level checkpointing. Ritu also provides consultancy on automating Big Data workflows on national supercomputing resources. She has been engaged in health informatics projects in the past. She is very interested in promoting the usage of technology for creating social impact and is actively engaged in broadening participation of individuals from underrepresented groups in HPC and Big Data disciplines. Her areas of interest and expertise are HPC, fault-tolerance, domain-specific languages, workflow automation, big data management, and health informatics.

Selected Publications

Ritu Arora, Kevin Chen, Madhav Gupta, Steven M. Clark, Carol X. Song. Leveraging DiaGrid hub for interactively generating and running parallel programs. XSEDE 2015.

Ritu Arora, Jessica Trelogan. Connecting the non-traditional user-community to the national CyberInfrastructure. XSEDE 2015.

Ritu Arora, Maria Esteva, Jessica Trelogan. Leveraging High Performance Computing for Managing Large and Evolving Data Collections. International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC), 2014.

Ritu Arora, Julio Olaya, Madhav Gupta. A Tool for Interactive Parallelization. XSEDE 2014.

Ritu Arora, Purushotham Bangalore, Marjan Mernik. Tools and techniques for non-invasive explicit parallelization. The Journal of Supercomputing, 2012.

Ritu Arora, Purushotham Bangalore, Marjan Mernik. Raising the Level of Abstraction for Developing Message Passing Applications. The Journal of Supercomputing, 2012.

Ritu Arora, Purushotham Bangalore, Marjan Mernik. A Technique for Non-Invasive Application-Level Checkpointing. The Journal of Supercomputing, 2011.

Ritu Arora, Marjan Mernik, Purushotham Bangalore, Suman Roychoudhury, and Saraswathi Mukkai. A Domain-Specific Language for Application-Level Checkpointing. ICDCIT 2008.


Ph.D., Computer & Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham