David A. Bader
IEEE Fellow
AAAS Fellow
College of Computing
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA 30332



David A. Bader

Professor and Chair
School of Computational Science and Engineering

College of Computing

National leadership highlights:

  • Computing Research Association (CRA) Board
  • NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure
  • Council on Competitiveness High Performance Computing Advisory Committee
  • IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors
  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow

David A. Bader is a Full Professor and Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering, College of Computing, at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Executive Director of High Performance Computing. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from The University of Maryland, and his research is supported through highly-competitive research awards, primarily from NSF, NIH, DARPA, and DOE. Dr. Bader serves as a board member of the Computing Research Association (CRA), on the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure, on the Council on Competitiveness High Performance Computing Advisory Committee, on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, and on the Steering Committees of the IPDPS and HiPC conferences. He is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) and Program Chair for IPDPS 2014. Bader also serves as an associate editor for several high impact publications including IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing (TOPC), and ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA).

BuzzDr. Bader's interests are at the intersection of high-performance computing and real-world applications, including computational biology and genomics and massive-scale data analytics. He has co-chaired a series of meetings, the IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Computational Biology (HiCOMB), co-organized the NSF Workshop on Petascale Computing in the Biological Sciences, written several book chapters, and co-edited special issues of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) and IEEE TPDS on high-performance computational biology. He is also a leading expert on multicore, manycore, and multithreaded computing for data-intensive applications such as those in massive-scale graph analytics. He has co-authored over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and his main areas of research are in parallel algorithms, combinatorial optimization, massive-scale social networks, and computational biology and genomics.

Prof. Bader is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award recipient, and has received numerous industrial awards from IBM, NVIDIA, Intel, Cray, Oracle/Sun Microsystems, and Microsoft Research. Dr. Bader has served as a lead scientist in several DARPA programs including High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) with IBM PERCS, Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) with NVIDIA ECHELON, Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales (ADAMS) and Power Efficiency Revolution For Embedded Computing Technologies (PERFECT). He has also served as Director of the Sony-Toshiba-IBM Center of Competence for the Cell Broadband Engine Processor. Bader is a co-founder of the Graph500 List for benchmarking "Big Data" computing platforms. Bader is recognized as a "RockStar" of High Performance Computing by InsideHPC and as HPCwire's People to Watch in 2012 and 2014.

Scientific Computing with Multicore and Accelerators Scientific Computing with Multicore and Accelerators
Jack Dongarra, David A. Bader, Jakub Kurzak, (Ed.), CRC Press, © 2010.

ISBN-10: 143982536X ISBN-13: 978-1439825365
Petascale Computing

Petascale Computing: Algorithms and Applications
David A. Bader (Ed.), Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science Series, © 2007.

ISBN-10: 1584889098 ISBN-13: 978-1584889090

Petascale Computing

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