Pete Beckman is the co-director of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering. From 2008-2010 he was the director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, where he led the Argonne team working with IBM on the design of Mira, a 10 petaflop Blue Gene/Q. Pete coordinates the collaborative research activities in extreme-scale computing between the US Department of Energy and Japan’s ministry of education, science, and technology, and leads the Argo project for extreme-scale operating systems and run-time software. He is the founder and leader of the Waggle project to build intelligent attentive sensors. The Waggle technology and software framework is being used by the Chicago Array of Things project to deploy 500 sensors on the streets of Chicago beginning in 2016. Dr Beckman has a Ph.D. in computer science from Indiana University (1993) and a BA in Computer Science, Physics, and Math from Anderson University (1985).