David A. Bader

2021-2023 Distinguished Visitor
Award Recipient
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David A. Bader is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to this, he served as founding 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, AAAS, and SIAM, and advises the White House, most recently on the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). Bader serves on the leadership team of Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub as the inaugural chair of the Seed Fund Steering Committee. 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 250 scholarly papers. 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), Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit (HIVE), and Software-Defined Hardware (SDH). Bader is Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing, and will serve as General Co-Chair of IPDPS 2021. 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. Recently, Bader received an NVIDIA AI Lab (NVAIL) award (2019), and a Facebook Research AI Hardware/Software Co-Design award (2019).

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Contact: http://www.cs.njit.edu/~bader
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DVP term expires December 2023


Solving Global Grand Challenges with High Performance Data Analytics

Data science aims to solve grand global challenges such as: detecting and preventing disease in human populations; revealing community structure in large social networks; protecting our elections from cyber-threats, and improving the resilience of the electric power grid. Unlike traditional applications in computational science and engineering, solving these social problems at scale often raises new challenges because of the sparsity and lack of locality in the data, the need for research on scalable algorithms and architectures, and development of frameworks for solving these real-world problems on high performance computers, and for improved models that capture the noise and bias inherent in the torrential data streams. In this talk, Bader will discuss the opportunities and challenges in massive data science for applications in social sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.


Predictive Analysis from Massive Knowledge Graphs

Graphs are a natural representation for connecting information in real-world challenges such as understanding financial transactions in digital currencies, finding new communities in social networks, increasing power grid resiliency, and protecting us from cyberattack. Prof. David Bader, one of the nation’s leading experts in massive-scale graph analytics, will discuss his Spatio-Temporal Interaction Networks and Graphs (STING) initiative that supports new methods for finding interesting patterns and features in these critical knowledge graphs. This talk includes a case study on predictive analytics on a homeland security knowledge graph that connects disparate data from multiple sources such as spreadsheets and relational databases.




  • Solving Global Grand Challenges with High Performance Data Analytics
  • Predictive Analysis from Massive Knowledge Graphs

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2021 Sidney Fernbach Award
“For the development of Linux-based massively parallel production computers and for pioneering contributions to scalable discrete parallel algorithms for real-world applications.”
Learn more about the Sidney Fernbach Award