Robert Ross

Computer Scientist
- Mathematics and Computer Science

Rob Ross is a pioneer in the design of parallel file systems and high-performance interfaces for managing large datasets.

He led the development of the Parallel Virtual File System (PVFS) used in many academic, industry, and laboratory settings, including the nation’s leadership-class computing facilities. He leads storage research in the DOE SciDAC Enabling Technology Center for Scientific Data Management and is Associate Director of the SciDAC Institute for Ultra-Scale Visualization, where he is developing tools to help researchers address challenges in storage, retrieval, and the extraction of meaning from very large scientific datasets.

Dr. Ross is a Fellow of the University of Chicago/Argonne Computation Institute.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2004
  • R&D 100 award for MPICH2, 2005
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Clemson University, South Carolina, 2008