Dr. Andrew A. Chien is the William Eckhardt Professor in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, Director of the CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing, a Senior Fellow at UC’s Computation Institute, and a Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.  His research interests include parallel computing, computer architecture, and cloud computing.  His research has been recognized for excellence, and also supported by the NSF, DARPA, DOE, ONR, NASA, and industry.   Dr. Chien currently serves on the editorial board of the Communications of the ACM and ACM’s Transactions on Parallel Computing.  Dr. Chien earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.
From 2005 to 2010, Chien was Vice President of Research at Intel Corporation where he launched new initiatives in parallel software, mobile computing, cloud computing, and  and exascale research.  From 1998 to 2005, Dr. Chien was the SAIC Endowed Chair Professor in Computer Science where he founded the Center for Networked Systems at the University of California San Diego.  From 1990 to 1998, he was a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).  Andrew has served on numerous government advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, corporations, and universities such as Stanford, EPFL, University of Washington, and University of California, Berkeley.