Tevfik Kosar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). He has received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. His main research interests include data-intensive distributed computing, big data infrastructure, data-center networking and I/O optimization, performance and energy efficiency in large-scale distributed systems. He is the primary designer and developer of the Stork distributed data scheduling system, and the lead investigator of the PetaShare distributed storage network. Some of the awards received by Dr. Kosar include NSF CAREER Award, IBM Research Award, Google Research Award, LSU Rainmaker Award, LSU Flagship Faculty Award, Baton Rouge Business Reportís Top 40 Under 40 Award, 1012 Corridorís Young Scientist Award, UB Senior Faculty Teaching Award, and UB Senior Faculty Research Award. Dr. Kosar has published more than 80 scholarly articles in top journals and conferences in his area. He consistently serves on the PC of related conferences such as IEEE/ACM SC, ACM HPDC, IEEE CLUSTER, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE CLOUD and IEEE BigData. He is currently serving in the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and the Cluster Computing journal.