R. Govindarajan received his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Madras University in 1981 and B.E (Electronics and Communication) and Ph.D. (Computer Science) degrees from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1984 and 1989 respectively. He has held postdoctoral research positions and visiting faculty positions at Universities in USA and Canada. Since 1995, he has been with the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre and the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interests are in the areas of High Performance Computing, Compilation Techniques, and Computer Architecture. He has published more than 135 research papers in these areas in international journals and refereed conference proceedings. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of the ACM, and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is an Associate Editor of the ACM Transaction on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO), the ACM Transaction on Parallel Computing (ToPC), and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC).