Dr. Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda is a Professor and University Distinguished Scholar of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University. He has published over 400 papers in major journals and international conferences. Prof. Panda and his research group members have been doing extensive research on modern networking technologies including InfiniBand, Omni-Path, High-Speed Ethernet and RDMA over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (RoCE). The MVAPICH2 (High Performance MPI over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE) and MVAPICH2-X software libraries, developed by his research group (http://mvapich.cse.ohio-state.edu), are currently being used by more than 2,850 organizations worldwide (in 85 countries). This software has enabled several InfiniBand clusters (including #1) to get into the latest TOP500 ranking during the last decade. More than 443,000 downloads of this software have taken place from the project's website alone. RDMA-enabled Apache Hadoop, Spark, and Memcached libraries, and OSU HiBD benchmarks (OHB) are publicly available from the High-Performance Big Data (HiBD) project site (http://hibd.cse.ohio-state.edu). These libraries are being used by more than 275 organizations in 34 countries. More than 24, 900 downloads of these libraries have taken place from the project's website alone. Prof. Panda's research has been supported by funding from US National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, and several industry including Intel, Cisco, Cray, SUN, Mellanox, QLogic, NVIDIA and NetApp. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of ACM. More details about Prof. Panda are available at http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~panda
Prof. Panda delivers Keynote Talks, Plenary Talks, Invited Talks and Tutorials in many countries on a regular basis.