Gregor von Laszewski

Gregor von Laszewski

Research Professor

University of Virginia


At the University of Virginia, he is a Research Professor at the Biocomplexity Institute. His current interests include Multicloud Hybrid Cloud Computing Analytics Services, MLCommons Benchmarking of Deep Learning Applications, Workflow Management for Benchmarking of DeepLearning Algorithms, and Student Research Project Supervision. He initiated the Cloudmesh project which hybrid multicloud toolkit to enable cloud computing across various Cloud and Container IaaS such as OpenStack, AWS, Azure, docker, docker swarm, and Kubernetes.

He received a Masters Degree in 1990 from the University of Bonn, Germany, and a Ph.D. in 1996 from Syracuse University in computer science. He held a position at Argonne National Laboratory from Nov. 1996 – Aug. 2009, where he was last a scientist and a fellow of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. During his last two years at ANL he was on sabbatical and an Associate Professor and the Director of an institution at Rochester Institute of Technology, focusing on Cyberinfrastructure.

At Indiana University he was an Assistant Director in the Digital Science Center (DSC) in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.

Past academic appointments include Adjunct Professor in the Intelligent Systems Engineering Department at Indiana University, Adjunct Professor positions at the Computer Science Department at Indiana University, Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas. He has also taught voluntarily at Illinois Institute of Technology.

He provided leadership to interface with the San Diego Supercomputing Center on virtual clusters for XSEDE comet. He was the co-PI on developing a scientific impact metric for the longest-running high-performance computing infrastructure funded by NSF spanning XSEDE, reaching as far back as TerraGrid. Previously, he was the architect of FutureGrid, one of the first successful clouds in US academia. He was previously involved in Grid computing since the term was coined. Before that, he initiated and led the Java Commodity Grid Kit which provided the basis for hundreds of Grid-related projects, including the Globus Toolkit.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Multicloud environments
  • Scientific Impact Metrics
  • Cloudmesh
  • Cloud Computing ane Machine Learning


  • PhD in Computer Science, 1996

    Syracuse University

  • MS Computer Science (Diplom), 1989

    University of Bonn

  • BSc in Computer Science

    University of Bonn



Research Professor

Biocomplexity Institute, University of Virginia

Jan 2018 – Present Bloomington, IN

Responsibilities include:

  • Multicloud Hybrid Cloud Computing Analytocs Services
  • MLCommons Benchmarking of Deep Learning Applications
  • Workflow Management for Benchmarking of DeepLearning Algorithms
  • Student Research Project Supervision

Assitant Director

Digital Science Center, Indiana University

Jan 2018 – Dec 2022 Bloomington, IN

Responsibilities include:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Architectures
  • Project Management
  • Award: Best of Staff

Adjunct Professor

Intelligent Systems Engineering Department, Indiana University

Jan 2018 – Dec 2022 Bloomington, IN

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Advanced Cloud Computing
  • Student Research Supervision
  • Award: Supervised Outstanding Student Project

Associate Professor

Rochester Institute of Technology

Aug 2008 – Jul 2010 Rochester, NY
  • Research in Cyberinfrastructure and Grid Computing.
  • Award: Supervised Cluster on a Wall outstanding project


Argone Natinal Laboratory

Aug 1996 – Dec 2010 Argonne, IL
  • Principal Investigator of the Commodity Grid Kits
  • Working Group Chair of the Gridforum Information Services
  • Award: Best of Show at Supercomputing
  • Award: Best Supercomputing poster among 109 submissions
  • Award: Outstanding Student Mentor.


On popular demand, I have added here some open source project ideas for semester-long projects suitable at various Universities. For larger and other projects, please contact me. This list is created for undergraduate and graduate classes, emphasizing holistic research experiences combining theory, practice, and management skills. The list is only a small sample and is influenced by the classes and their Professors that have contacted me with project ideas for these classes.

Recent Projects



Bookmanager Bookmanager is a tool to create a publication from a number of sources on the internet. It is especially useful to create customized books, lecture notes, or handouts. Content is best integrated in markdown format as it is very fast to produce the output.

Cloudmesh JavaScript User Interface

Please contact me if you like to help developing a JavaScript Graphical user interface

Multi-Cloud Mangement with Cloudmesh

About Cloudmesh enables you to access multi-cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, Google, and OpenStack Cloudsvery easily. To start a vm on AWS you can say cms set cloud=AWS cms vm boot To start one on Azure, simply set the cloud accordingly

NIST Big Data

NIST Big Data Refernce Architecture Reference architectures provide an authoritative source of information about a specific subject area that guides and constrains the instantiations of multiple architectures and solutions. Reference architectures generally serve as a foundation for solution architectures and may also be used for comparison and alignment of instantiations of architectures and solutions.

Raspberry Pi Cloud Cluster

Raspberry Pi Cloud Cluster THis project is open to anyone wanting to work with me on building a Raspberry Pi Cloud Cluster. We have 100-200 Raspberry Pis which provide an ideal playground for building your own cluster and explore distributed computing algorithms on real hardware.

Scientific Impact

In scientific impact metrics we attempt to evaluate the work conducted by researcher teams or organizations and compare how they perform to other groups. In our effort we use the bibliometrics approach to evaluate the scientific impact of XSEDE.


How do I pronounce my lastname?

The pronunciation of my lastname is as follows:

  • phonetic: fɒn lɑːʃɛfskiː
  • engl.: fon La-Chef-Ski
  • german: von La-Chef-Ski

What is my coat of arms?

The coat of arms changes over time dependent on various factors. Here are some variations of the coat of arms.

coat of arms

Where does my name come from?

Often I am asked where my name comes from. If you like to know more, please check out the information about the name von Laszewski. However, please note that the information refers to the early use of the name. It is related to a teutonic knight called Zelberschwecht. At one point in history they took on the name of the town Laszewo where they used to live.

How am I fitting in the family line?

  1. Johann Zelberschwecht Grzymala, 1272
  2. John Grzymala
  3. John Grzymala
  4. Derzlaw Grzymala, 1353
  5. Wtoszynowski, 1392
  6. Wyszynski, 1420
  7. Wyszynski, 1453
  8. Jerzy Wyszynski, 1480
  9. Jerzy Laszewski (Wyszinski – Wyszyn’ski) 1519, Laszewo – 1570
  10. Jerzy (Georg) Laszewski 1548 – Laszewo – 1616 (1634?)
  11. Michala (Michael) von Laszewski 1583 – Laszewo – 1643 – Sierakowice
  12. Jacob Johann von Laszewski, 1629 – Laszewo – 1690
  13. Jacob von Laszewski, 1664 – Sierakowice – 1739 – Sierakowice
  14. Josef Jacob (Josephum) Zelberschwecht von Laszewskl 21 Jun 1732 – 23 Jan 1796 – Sullenschin, Karthaus, Prussia, Germany
  15. Tadaeus (Thadeum) Zelberschwecht von Laszewskl 1765 – Suleczyno – 1828 – Buchwalde
  16. Anton von Laszewskl
  17. Anton von Laszewskl 2 Dec 1870 – Polzin – 27 Jul 1948 – Allenstein
  18. Josef Anton von Laszewski
  19. Reinhard Josef von Laszewski – Allenstein – Stankt Augustin
  20. Gregor von Laszewski – Sankt Augustin – Columbus, OH – Syracuse, NY – Washington, DC – Bolingbrook, IL – Pittsford, NY – Bloomington, IN

To find out more, about the family trees of Laszewski’s please visit:


  • 585 993 2922
  • Town Center Four, 994 Research Park Boulevard, Biocomplexity Institute, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • by appointment only via video conferencing.
  • e-mail

29 Nov 2022