Pavan Balaji
Computer Scientist
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory



(A detailed list of professional activities, including TPC positions held, can be found in my CV)

Chairmanships and Editorships

  1. General, Program, and Vice/Area/Track Chairmanships
    1. General Co-chair (with Michela Taufer, University of Delaware). IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster), 2015.
    2. Program Co-chair (with Mingwei Xu, Tsinghua University). International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2015.
    3. Program Co-chair (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA). International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-end Computing (P2S2), 2015. (held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)).
    4. General Chair. IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom), 2015.
    5. General Co-chair (with Cheng-Zhong Xu, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technologies, China). IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2015.
    6. Program Co-chair (with Zhiyi Huang, University of Otago, New Zealand; Minyi Guo, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China). International Workshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores (PMAM), 2015. (held in conjunction with the ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP)).
    7. Program Co-chair (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA). International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-end Computing (P2S2), 2014. (held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)).
    8. Program Co-chair (with Lisong Xu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA). IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2014.
    9. Program Co-chair (with Zhiyi Huang, University of Otago, New Zealand; Minyi Guo, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China). International Workshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores (PMAM), 2014. (held in conjunction with the ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP)).
    10. General co-chair (with Peter Palensky, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria; Cheng-Zhong Xu, Wayne State University; Shahid A Khan, COMSATS Institute of IT, Islamabad, Pakistan). International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2013.
    11. Track Co-chair (with Luis Veiga, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal). IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom). Virtualization Track, 2013.
    12. Area Co-chair (with Taisuke -Arai- Boku, University of Tsukuba, Japan). IEEE/ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC). Systems Software Track, 2013.
    13. Program Co-chair (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA). International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-end Computing (P2S2), 2013. (held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)).
    14. Track Co-chair (with Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA). IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), Grid and Cloud Computing Track, 2013.
    15. Program Co-chair (with Justin Y. Shi, Temple University, USA). International Symposium on Cloud Computing and Services for High Performance Computing Systems (InterCloud-HPC), 2013.
    16. Program Co-chair (with Zhiyi Huang, University of Otago, New Zealand; Minyi Guo, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China). International Workshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores (PMAM), 2013. (held in conjunction with the ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP)).
    17. Program Co-chair (with Justin Y. Shi, Temple University, USA). International Workshop of Sustainable High Performance Cloud (SHPCloud), 2012. (held in conjunction with the IEEE/ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing, Network, Storage and Analysis (SC)).
    18. Track Co-chair (with Samee Ullah Khan, North Dakota State University, USA). IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom). Virtualization Track, 2012.
    19. General co-chair (with Peter Palensky, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria; Albert Y. Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia; Cheng-Zhong Xu, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technologies, China). International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2012.
    20. Vice-chair. IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS). Parallel and Distributed Algorithms and Applications Track, 2012.
    21. Vice-chair. IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom). Data Intensive Computing Track, 2012.
    22. Program Co-chair (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA). International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-end Computing (P2S2), 2012. (held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)).
    23. Co-vice-chair (with Dhrubajyoti Goswami, Concordia University, Canada; Paul Lu, University of Alberta, Canada; Tarek Abdelrahman, University of Toronto, Canada). International Conference on Future Information Technology (FutureTech), High Performance Computing Track, 2012.
    24. Track Co-chair (with Ronald Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratory, USA). IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), High Speed and Data Center Networks Track, 2012.
    25. General Chair. International Workshop on Accelerators and Heterogeneous Exascale Systems (AsHES), 2012. (held in conjunction with the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)).
    26. Program Co-chair (with Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia). IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2012.
    27. Program Co-chair (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Yong Chen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA). International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-end Computing (P2S2), 2011. (held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)).
    28. Track Co-chair (with Guihai Chen, Nanjing University, China). IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), Network Architectures and P2P Protocols Track, 2011.
    29. Program Co-chair (with Jiayuan Meng, Argonne National Laboratory, USA). International Workshop on Characterizing Applications for Heterogeneous Exascale Systems (CACHES), 2011. (held in conjunction with the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)).
    30. Vice-chair. IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), Scheduling and Resource Management Track, 2011.
    31. Vice-chair. International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Resource Management and Scheduling Track, 2010.
    32. Program Co-chair (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA). International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-end Computing (P2S2), 2010. (held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)).
    33. Program Co-chair (with Ronald Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratory, USA; Cyriel Minkenberg, IBM Research, Switzerland). IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Interconnects (HotI), 2010.
    34. Track Co-chair (with Gilles Fedak, INRIA, France). IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), High-speed Distributed Systems and Grids Track, 2010.
    35. Program Co-chair (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA). International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-end Computing (P2S2), 2009. (held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)).
    36. Program Co-chair (with Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA). International Workshop on High Performance Interconnects for Distributed Computing (HPI-DC), 2009. (held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster)).
    37. Track Co-chair (with Li Xiao, Michigan State University, USA). IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), Pervasive Computing and Grid Networking Track, 2009.
    38. Program Co-chair (with Sayantan Sur, IBM Research, USA). International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-end Computing (P2S2), 2008. (held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)).
  2. Journal Editorships
    1. Guest Co-editor (with Michela Taufer, University of Delaware; Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology). Recent Advances in Cluster Computing. Special Issue of the Elsevier Parallel Computing (ParCo) journal for the best papers from the 17th IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster). (to be published in 2016).
    2. Guest Co-editor (with Lisong Xu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Changjun Jiang, Tongji University). Computer Communications and Networks. Special Issue of the Elsevier Computer Communications (ComCom) journal for the best papers from the 23rd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN). (to be published in 2015).
    3. Associate Editor. Elsevier Journal on Big Data Research.
    4. Guest Co-editor (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA). Programming Models and Systems Software. Special Issue of the Elsevier Parallel Computing (ParCo) journal for the best papers from the 7th International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-End Computing (P2S2). (to be published in 2015).
    5. Guest Co-editor (with Zhiyi Huang, University of Oswego, New Zealand). Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores. Special Issue of the Wiley Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE) journal for the best papers from the 6th International Workshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores (PMAM). (to be published in 2014).
    6. Associate Editor. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC). Term: 2013–2014.
    7. Guest Co-editor (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA). Programming Models and Systems Software. Special Issue of the Springer Journal of Supercomputing (JoS) for the best papers from the 6th International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-End Computing (P2S2). (to be published in 2014).
    8. Guest Co-editor (with Zhiyi Huang, University of Oswego, New Zealand). Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores. Special Issue of the Elsevier Parallel Computing (ParCo) journal for the best papers from the 5th International Workshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores (PMAM). (to be published in 2013).
    9. Guest Co-editor (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA). Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software. Special Issue of the Elsevier Parallel Computing (ParCo) journal for the best papers from the 5th International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-End Computing (P2S2). (to be published in 2013).
    10. Guest Co-editor (with Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan). Applications for the Heterogeneous Computing Era. Special Issue of the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications (IJHPCA) for the best papers from the 2nd International Workshop on Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems (AsHES). (to be published in 2013).
    11. Guest Co-editor (with Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia). Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing. Special Issue of the Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) journal for the best papers from the 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid). (to be published in 2013).
    12. Guest Co-editor (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA). Programming Models and Systems Software. Special Issue of the Springer Journal of Supercomputing (JoS) for the best papers from the 4th International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-End Computing (P2S2). (to be published in 2012).
    13. Guest Co-editor (with Jiayuan Meng, Argonne National Laboratory, USA). Applications for the Heterogeneous Computing Era. Special Issue of the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications (IJHPCA) for the best papers from the 1st International Workshop on Characterizing Applications for Heterogeneous Exascale Systems (CACHES). (to be published in 2012).
    14. Guest Co-editor (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA). Programming Models and Systems Software Support for High-End Computing Applications. Special Issue of the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications (IJHPCA) for the best papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-End Computing (P2S2). Volume 25, No. 2, May, 2011.
    15. Guest Co-editor (with Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA). Programming Models and Systems Software Support for High-End Computing Applications. Special Issue of the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications (IJHPCA) for the best papers from the 2nd International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-End Computing (P2S2), Volume 24, No. 3, Jul, 2010.
    16. Guest Co-editor (with Wu-chun Feng, Virginia Tech, USA). Tools and Environments for Multicore and Many-core Architectures. Special Issue of IEEE Computer, Dec, 2009.
  3. Other Chairmanships
    1. Tutorials Chair. International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), 2015.
    2. Panels Chair. IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom), 2014.
    3. Tutorials Co-chair (with Bernd Mohr, Julich Supercomputing Center, Germany). IEEE/ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), 2014.
    4. International Liaison Co-chair (with Michela Taufer, University of Delaware). IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster), 2014.
    5. Workshops Co-chair (with Anne Benoit, ENS Lyon, France). International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2014.
    6. Publications Chair. ACM International Symposium on High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC), 2014.
    7. Tutorials Chair. International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), 2014.
    8. Proceedings Chair. IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2014.
    9. Workshops Co-chair (with Chiranjib Sur, IBM, India; Yogesh Simmhan, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA). IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computing (HiPC), 2013.
    10. Workshops Co-chair (with Anne Benoit, ENS Lyon, France). International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2013.
    11. Tutorials Chair. International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), 2013.
    12. Submissions and Proceedings Chair. IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2013.
    13. Workshops Co-chair (with Manimaran Govindarasu, Iowa State University, USA; Chiranjib Sur, IBM, India). IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computing (HiPC), 2012.
    14. Workshops Co-chair (with Taisuke -Arai- Boku, University of Tsukuba, Japan). IEEE/ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), 2012.
    15. Local Arrangements Chair. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), 2012.
    16. Workshops Co-chair (with Heshan Lin, Virginia Tech, USA). International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2012.
    17. Posters Co-chair (with Wu-chun Feng, Virginia Tech, USA). International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2012.
    18. Organizing Co-chair (with Rick Stevens, Argonne National Laboratory, USA; Wu-chun Feng, Virginia Tech, USA; Fangfang Xia, Argonne National Laboratory, USA; Shane Canon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA). Institute of Computing in Science (ICiS) Workshop to Develop Next Generation Sequence Analysis Libraries, 2012.
    19. Mini-symposium Chair. Session on HPC System Interconnects at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), 2012.
    20. Tutorials Chair. International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), 2012.
    21. Organizing Co-chair (with Yunquan Zhang, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China). First Workshop of the MCS-ISCAS Joint Lab on Parallel Processing and Computing Techniques, May 2012.
    22. Organizing Co-chair (with Shantenu Jha, Rutgers University, USA). IEEE TCSC Scalable Computing (SCALE) Challenge, 2012.
    23. Workshops Co-chair (with Manimaran Govindarasu, Iowa State University, USA). IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computing (HiPC), 2011.
    24. Posters and Research Demos Co-chair (with Rajiv Ranjan, University of New South Wales, Australia). IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), 2011.
    25. Tutorials Chair. International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), 2011.
    26. Tutorials Co-chair (with Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University, USA). IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2011.
    27. Poster Awards Chair. IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), Scheduling and Resource Management Track, 2011.
    28. Research Demo Co-chair (with A. B. M. Russel, VeRSI, Australia; Suraj Pandey, University of Melbourne, Australia). IEEE International Conference on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2010.
    29. Posters Chair. IEEE International Conference on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2010.
    30. Tutorials Chair. IEEE International Conference on High Performance Interconnects (HotI), 2009.
    31. Publicity Chair. International Workshop on High-Performance, Power-Aware Computing (HP-PAC), 2008. (held in conjunction with the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)).