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Srinivas Aluru is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and serves as the chair of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology graduate program at Iowa State University. He is a member of the Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics, and the Center for Plant Genomics at Iowa State. Previously, he held faculty positions at New Mexico State University and Syracuse University. Dr. Aluru was a recipient of the US National Science Foundation Career award in 1997, an IBM faculty award in 2002, the Iowa State University Young Engineering Faculty Research Award in 2002, and the Warren B. Boast Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2005. He is an IEEE Computer Society distinguished visitor from 2004 to 2006. His research interests include parallel algorithms and applications, bioinformatics and computational biology, and combinatorial scientific computing. He served on numerous program committees and has taken up leadership roles at several conferences and workshops in these areas. His contributions to computational biology are in computational genomics, string algorithms, and parallel methods for solving large-scale problems arising in biology. He cochairs the Annual Workshop on High-Performance Computational Biology ( http://www.hicomb.org) and edited a comprehensive handbook on computational molecular biology. He is a member of the ACM, SIAM, Life Sciences Society, and a senior member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society.
Nancy M. Amato received the BS and AB degrees in mathematical sciences and economics, respectively, from Stanford University in 1986, and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988 and 1995, respectively. She was an AT&T Bell Laboratories PhD Scholar and a recipient of a CAREER Award from the US National Science Foundation. She is currently a professor of computer science at Texas A&M University, where she is the codirector of the Parasol Laboratory. Her main areas of research focus are motion planning, computational biology, computational geometry, and parallel and distributed computing. Details about her group's research are available on her Web page: http://parasol.tamu.edu/~amato. She has served on several editorial boards, including the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation and the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. She sits on review panels for the NIH and the US National Science Foundation, and she regularly serves on conference organizing and program committees. She is a member of the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) and she codirects the CRA-W's Distributed Mentor Program.
David A. Bader received the PhD degree in 1996 from The University of Maryland, and was awarded a US National Science Foundation (NSF) postdoctoral research associateship in experimental computer science. He is an associate professor in the Computational Science & Engineering Department, a division within the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an NSF CAREER Award recipient, an investigator on several NSF awards, a distinguished speaker in the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program, and is a member of the IBM PERCS team for the DARPA High Productivity Computing Systems Program. Dr. Bader serves on the steering committees of the IPDPS and HiPC conferences, and was the general cochair for IPDPS (2004-2005), and vice general chair for HiPC (2002-2004). He has chaired several major conference program committees: program chair for HiPC 2005, program vice chair for IPDPS 2006, and program vice chair for ICPP 2006. He has served on numerous conference program committees related to parallel processing and computational science and engineering, is an associate editor for several high impact publications including the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS), the ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics ( JEA), IEEE DSOnline, and Parallel Computing, is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society, and a member of the ACM. Dr. Bader has been a pioneer in the field of high-performance computing for problems in bioinformatics and computational genomics. He has cochaired a series of meetings, the IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Computational Biology (HiCOMB), written several book chapters, and coedited special issues of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing ( JPDC) and the IEEE TPDS on high-performance computational biology. He has coauthored more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and his main areas of research are in parallel algorithms, combinatorial optimization, and computational biology and genomics.