Dr. Zizhong Chen is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He specializes in high performance computing, big data analytics, parallel and distributed systems, numerical algorithms and software, and large scale computer simulations. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Nvidia, and Microsoft Corporation. He has published over 100 papers with many in highly competitive conferences and journals such as SC, HPDC, PPoPP, ICS, IPDPS, TPDS, TC, JPDC, PARCO, SIMAX, SISC, and IBMRD. He has received a CAREER Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation and a Best Paper Award from the International Supercomputing Conference. Dr. Chen is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Life Member of the ACM.