Nikhil Jain is a Sidney Fernbach postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He works on topics related to parallel computing including networks, scalable application development, parallel algorithms, communication optimization, and interoperation of languages. Nikhil received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016, and B.Tech. and M.Tech degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur, India in May 2009. He was awarded the IBM PhD fellowship in 2014 and the Andrew and Shana Laursen fellowship in 2011.