Dr. Ian Foster is the Director of Argonne’s Data Science and Learning Division, Argonne Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow and the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. He was the Director of Argonne’s Computation Institute from 2006 to 2016.
Foster’s research contributions span high-performance computing, distributed systems, and data-driven discovery. He has published hundreds of scientific papers and eight books on these and other topics. Methods and software developed under his leadership underpin many large national and international cyberinfrastructures.
Rajeev Thakur is a senior computer scientist and deputy director of the Data Science and Learning Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Syracuse University. His research interests are in high-performance computing, data science, scalable parallel I/O, parallel programming models, runtime systems, and communication libraries. Rajeev was the director of Software Technology for the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) from March 2016 to October 2017 and continues as the lead for the Programming Models and Runtimes area in ECP Software Technology.