Pavan Balaji


  • Mathematics and Computer Science, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Computer Science, Northwestern University

Dr. Pavan Balaji holds appointments as a Computer Scientist and Group Lead at the Argonne National Laboratory, as an Institute Fellow of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, and as a Research Fellow of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. He leads the Programming Models and Runtime Systems group at Argonne. 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, and big-data sciences. He has more than 130 publications in these areas and has delivered nearly 150 talks and tutorials at various conferences and research institutes. His work has been cited nearly 2000 times in the literature.

Dr. Balaji is a recipient of several awards including the U.S. Department of Energy Early Career award in 2012, TEDxMidwest Emerging Leader award in 2013, Crain’s Chicago 40 under 40 award in 2012, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director’s Technical Achievement award in 2005, Ohio State University Outstanding Researcher award in 2005, six best paper awards, one best paper finalist, and one best poster finalist. He has served as a chair or editor for nearly 50 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.

Pavan Balaji