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Robert B. Ross

Deputy Division Director / Senior Computer Scientist


Robert Ross is a Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, a Senior Fellow in the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering, and the Director of the DOE SciDAC RAPIDS Institute for Computer Science and Data. Rob’s research interests are in system software for high performance computing systems, in particular distributed storage systems and libraries for I/O and message passing. Rob received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Clemson University in 2000. Rob was a recipient of the 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and has been part of two teams awarded the R&D 100 Award.

Research Interests

  • Design, implementation, and deployment of complex distributed systems
  • Data and communication system software for high-performance computing