Biography

Gregor von Laszewski is an Assistant Director DSC in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. He holds also a position as Adjunct Professor in the Intelligent Systems Engineering Department. Previously he held Adjunct Professor positions at the Computer Science Department at Indiana University and University of North Texas, hes has taught on voluntary basis at Illinois Institute of Technology. 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 served as the architect of the the FutureGrid project . 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 University of Chicago. During the last two years of that appointment he was on sabbatical was also an Associate Professor and the Director of a Lab at Rochester Institute of Technology focussing on Cyberinfrastructure.

His current interest and projects include cloud computing, big data, and scientific impact metrics. He is working tightly with SDSC on virtual clusters for XSEDE comet. He initiated the Cloudmesh project (http://cloudmesh.github.io/client/) which is a toolkit to enable cloud computing across various Cloud and Container IaaS such as OpenStack, AWS, Azure, docker, docker swarm, and kubernetes.

Previously, was the architect of FutureGrid one of the first successful clouds in US academia. He was involved in Grid computing since the term was coined. Current research interests are in the areas of Cloud computing. He has been the lead of the Java Commodity Grid Kit (http://www.cogkit.org) which provides till today a basis for many Grid related projects including the Globus toolkit.

To contact me please send mail to laszewski@gmail.com