IEEE BigData 2015

2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data

Workshop Chair

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 in 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. Currently, Ritu is providing consultancy on automating Big Data workflows on national supercomputing resources. Her areas of interest and expertise are HPC, fault-tolerance, domain-specific languages, workflow automation, and big data management.

Presenters

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 in 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. Currently, Ritu is providing consultancy on automating Big Data workflows on national supercomputing resources. Her areas of interest and expertise are HPC, fault-tolerance, domain-specific languages, workflow automation, and big data management.

Si Liu Si Liu received his PhD in applied mathematics at University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. He joined the High Performance Computing Group at the Texas Advanced Computing Center as a Research Associate in 2013. He has been collaborating with UT research groups, the XSEDE community, and many corporations on various projects, including HPC aware tools development, Weather Research and Forecast Model simulation and visualization, and CERN's "A Large Ion Collider Experiment project". His current research interests include parallel computing, I/O performance, test management, benchmark, and optimization. Previously, he worked as a software engineer in the Computational Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He made important contributions to establishing the Yellowstone Supercomputing system at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. He received UCAR's special recognition award in 2011 for his contribution to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.