Dr. Znati is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He also served as the Director of the Computer and Network Systems Division and led the Information Technology Research Initiative at NSF. Dr. Znati's main research interests are in building reliable networked systems and designing fault-tolerant computational models for energy-aware resiliency in HPC. Dr. Znati has served as the General Chair of several main conferences, including GlobeCom 2010, INFOCOM 2005, and SECON 2004. He served or currently serves as a member of Editorial Boards of a number of networking, distributed system and security journals and transactions. He also served as a Member of the Science Foundation Ireland Board, Co-Chaired the Network and Information Research and Development, Large Scale Networking and Internet2 Research Advisory Council, for Developing Strategies for Excellence in Internet2 in Support of Research.