Dr. F. Alex Feltus received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Auburn University in 1992, served two years in the Peace Corps in the Fiji Islands, and then completed advanced training in biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt and Emory. He has performed research in artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, cyberinfrastructure, high-performance computing, network biology, tumor biology, agrigenomics, genome assembly, systems genetics, paleogenomics, and bioenergy feedstock genetics. Currently, Feltus is Professor in Clemson University’s Dept. of Genetics & Biochemistry and CEO of Allele Systems LLC. Feltus has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, released open source software, and taught undergrad and PhD students in bioinformatics, biochemistry, and genetics. He is funded by multiple NSF grants and is engaged in tethering together extremely smart people from diverse technical backgrounds to propel genomics research from the Excel-scale into the Exascale.