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), Editor-in-Chief (elect) of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a large number of journals and international conferences and workshops. He has over 350 publications, has deployed several software systems that are widely used, and has received a number of 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/.