Sushil K. Prasad (BTech’85 IIT Kharagpur, MS’86 Washington State, Pullman; PhD’90 Central Florida, Orlando - all in Computer Science/Engineering) is a Professor of Computer Science at Georgia State University (GSU) and Director of GSU-GEDC Distributed and Mobile Systems (DiMoS) Lab hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. He has carried out theoretical as well as experimental research in parallel and distributed computing, resulting in 80+ refereed publications, several patent applications, and about $1M in external research funds as PI and over $4M overall (NSF/NIH/GRA/Industry). Recently, Sushil successfully led a multi-year, Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) funded interdisciplinary research project with seven GSU faculty, three Georgia Tech faculty, and over two dozen students on developing SyD middleware for collaborative distributed computing over heterogeneous mobile devices, resulting in several patents, dissertations, and publications. As a result of this exemplary inter-institutional collaboration, Georgia Tech/GRA continues to provide laboratory space and infrastructure for Sushil’s DiMoS laboratory and a second research office. Sushil has been very active in the professional community, serving on the organization of top conferences, on NSF and other review panels, on advisory committees of conferences and State of Georgia funding agency Yamacraw, and carrying out editorial activities of conference proceedings and journal special issues. Over the recent years, he has been drawn into major professional service roles at several international parallel processing and related conferences, including serving as Proceedings Chair for HiPC continuously for the last five years, as Tutorial Chair of IPDPS for last two years (07-08), and as program committee member for numerous conferences (IPDPS’05-07; CC-Grid’07; HP-GRID/IPDPS’07, ICDCN’06, HPCS’06, ICA3PP’04-05, HiPC’04, etc.). Sushil has received invitations for talks from a variety of organizations nationally and internationally (e.g., National Research Council, Canada, 2006) and for funded research visits internationally (University of Melbourne and NICTA, Australia, 2006; University of New Brunswick, Canada, 2005). In May 2007, he was conferred an Honorary Adjunct Professorship at University of New Brunswick, Canada, for his collaborative research on ACENET project to establish high performance computing infrastructures in Atlantic Canada. Current Research Interests: Parallel and Distributed Computing - Parallel Algorithms and Data Structures, Parallel Discrete Event Simulation, Middleware and Collaborative Applications for Heterogeneous Mobile Devices, and Web-based Distributed and Collaborative Computing and Workflows.