Ananth Grama is the Director of the Computational Science and Engineering and Computational Life Sciences programs and Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Science of Information, a Science and Technology Center of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Gama received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1996, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1990, and his B. Engg. in 1989 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
Ananth’s research interests span the areas of parallel and distributed computing algorithms and applications, including modeling, simulation, and control of diverse processes and phenomena. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award (1998), University Faculty Scholar Award (2002-07), and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (2013). He chaired the Bio-data Management and Analysis (BDMA) Study Section of the National Institutes of Health from 2012 – 14.