Manish Parashar is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Rutgers University. He is also the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2). His research interests are in the broad areas of Parallel and Distributed Computing and Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering. Manish is founding chair of the IEEE Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC), and serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a number of journals and international conferences and workshops. He has also and has deployed several software systems that are widely used. He has received several awards for his research and leadership. Manish is Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of IEEE/IEEE Computer Society and ACM Distinguished Scientist. For more information please visit http://parashar.rutgers.edu/.