Manish Parashar is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey University. He is also the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) and The Applied Software Systems Laboratory (TASSL), Full Member (Clinical Investigations and Precision Therapeutics Program) of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and is Associate Director at the Rutgers Center for Information Assurance (RUCIA). He is also Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Business, Computing & Law at University of Derby, UK. He is the Lead PI for Cyberinfrastructure for the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative.

Manish has received several awards for his research, publications and service. He was elected to IEEE Computer Society’s Golden Core in 2016. He is a Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of IEEE / IEEE Computer Society, and ACM Distinguished Scientist.He received a 2013 R & D 100 Award (with ORNL and GT), Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar Award from the Rutgers School of Engineering (2014 – 2017), IBM Faculty Awardsin 2008 and 2010, the Tewkesbury Fellowship from University of Melbourne, Australia (2006), the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research The Award) (2004-2005), the NSF CAREER Award(1999), TICAM (now ICES) (University of Texas at Austin) Distinguished Fellowship (1999-2001), and the Enrico Fermi Scholarship, Argonne National Laboratory (1996).

Manish has co-authored a large number technical publications, including papers in international journals and conferences, invited papers and presentations and book chapters (Parashar@GoogleScholar). He has developed and deployed several software systems that are widely used, including DataSpaces/DIMES/DART, Fenix and CometCloud. Manish has graduated 20 Ph.D. and 50 MS students and has mentored over 15 postdoctoral scholars.

Manish received a BE degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Bombay University, India, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.