Venkatram Vishwanath

Assistant Computer Scientist

Venkatram Vishwanath is a computer scientist in MCS. His current focuses on visualization of large-scale distributed data and on issues for leadership-class computers, including  I/O forwarding and power consumption on the Blue Gen/P and Blue Gene/Q systems.

Vishwanath won a Department of Energy SciDAC Scientific Visualization Award (“OASCR” Award) in 2011. He was the poster session co-chair for the IEEE International Symposium for Large Data Analysis and Visualization in 2011. He is a co-investigator on several recent grant awards, including one on infrastructure for terabit/s data transfer, another on exascale data analysis for multiphysics computational science, and a third on converting material interface data into discoveries in energy science.

Vishwanath received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. He joined Argonne as an Argonne Scholar and Director's Postdoctoral Fellow.

Research Interests

  • Scientific data analysis and visualization
  • Parallel I/O and I/O middleware
  • Large-scale computing systems and other exotic architectures (Blue Gene, Cray, multi-core systems, GPUs and other accelerators)
  • High-speed interconnects (InfiniBand, high-speed Ethernet, optical), data movement and transfer protocols, and (v) collaboration workspaces