Ananth Grama is a Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. He also serves as the Associate Director of the recently initiated Science and Technology Center from the National Science Foundation on the Science of Information, as well as the Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity, and Survivability of Microsystems (PRISM) of the US Department of Energy. He was a Purdue University Faculty Scholar from 2002 - 07. Ananth received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in 1996. His interests span broad areas of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Computational Science and Engineering.