David A. Bader


Professor and Chair
School of Computational Science and Engineering
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
  • IEEE
  • AAAS
Recent Service
  • White House's National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) panel
  • Computing Research Association Board
  • NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure
  • Council on Competitiveness High Performance Computing Advisory Committee
  • IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors
  • IEEE IPDPS Steering Committee
  • Editor-in-chief, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

Biographical Sketch
David A. Bader is Professor and Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering, College of Computing, at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS and advises the White House, most recently on the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI).  Dr. Bader is a leading expert in solving global grand challenges in science, engineering, computing, and data science. His interests are at the intersection of high-performance computing and real-world applications, including cybersecurity, massive-scale analytics, and computational genomics, and he has co-authored over 210 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Dr. Bader is unique in his ability to build significant collaborations across government, labs, industry, and academia. During his career, Dr. Bader has served as PI/coPI of over $183M of competitive awards with over $42.7M of this brought into his institution.

Dr. Bader has served as a lead scientist in several DARPA programs including High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) with IBM, Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) with NVIDIA, Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales (ADAMS), Power Efficiency Revolution For Embedded Computing Technologies (PERFECT), and Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit (HIVE). He has also served as Director of the Sony-Toshiba-IBM Center of Competence for the Cell Broadband Engine Processor. Bader is a cofounder 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.

Dr. Bader also serves as an associate editor for several high impact publications including IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing, and ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics.

He successfully launched his school's Strategic Partnership Program in 2015, whose partners include Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cray, Ford Motor Company, IBM, Keysight Technologies, LexisNexis, Northrop Grumman, NVIDIA, and Yahoo; as well as the National Security Agency, Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Curriculum Vitae