Dr. Pavan Balaji holds appointments as a Computer Scientist and Group Lead at the Argonne National Laboratory, where he leads two groups: Programming Models and Runtime Systems and Future Architectures for AI. His research interests include parallel programming models and runtime systems for communication and I/O on extreme-scale supercomputing systems, modern system architecture, cloud computing systems, data-intensive computing, deep learning, and big-data sciences. He has more than 200 publications in these areas and has delivered more than 200 talks and tutorials at various conferences and research institutes. He is a recipient of several awards including the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Middle Career) in 2015; TESxMidwest Emerging Leader Award in 2013; U.S. Department of Energy Early Career award in 2012; Crain’s Chicago 40under 40 award in 2012; Los Alamos National Laboratory Director’s Technical Achievement award in 2005; Ohio State University Outstanding Research award in 2005; best paper awards at PACT 2019, ACM HPDC 2018, IEEE ScalCom 2013, Euro PVM/MPI 2009, ISC 2009, IEEE Cluster 2008, Euro PVM/MPI 2008, ISC 2008; best paper finalist at IEEE ACM SC 2014; best poster award at IEEE ICPADS 2018; best poster finalist at IEEE ACM SC 2014; and best student poster award at ICPP 2018. He has served as a chair or editor for nearly 100 journals, conferences and workshops, and as a technical program committee member in numerous conferences and workshops. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a professional member of the ACM. More details about Dr. Balaji are available at http://www.mcs.anl.gov/-balaji.