Bogdan Nicolae is a Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, USA. In the past, he held appointments at Huawei Research Germany and IBM Research Ireland. He specializes in scalable storage, data management and fault tolerance for large scale distributed systems, with a focus on high performance architectures cloud computing. He holds a PhD from University of Rennes 1, France and a Dipl. Eng. degree from Politehnica University Bucharest, Romania. He is interested by and authored numerous papers in the areas of scalable I/O, storage elasticity and virtualization, data and metadata decentralization and availability, multi-versioning, data-intensive and big data analytics, checkpoint-restart, live migration.