Biography

Ivan Rodero is Associate Director and Associate Research Professor at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he leads his research portfolio and provides leadership for the operation at RDI2, and impacts the strategy of the Institute. He has over 15 years of experience in cyber-infrastructure projects spanning from European-wide and US Federal funded projects, including leadership roles in constructing and operating the cyberinfrastructure for large science facilities such as the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) and research platforms such as the Virtual Data Collaboratory (VDC) in the US northeast region.

His research interests fall in the broad area of parallel and distributed computing and include high performance computing, energy efficiency, cloud computing and big data systems. His current research addresses new cyber-infrastructure models and aims at enabling the scalability and energy efficiency of next generation cyber-infrastructure including software-defined infrastructure co-design for big data analytics.

He has received various awards for his research and publications, including the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers (IEEE TCSC Young Achievers in Scalable Computing Award). He is senior member of IEEE, and member of ACM and AAAS.

Ivan has co-authored a large number of technical publications including papers in international journals and conferences, invited papers and presentations and book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a number of journals and international conferences and workshops. He has also served as a panelist for NSF and other national and international funding agencies, and regularly reviews technical articles for journals and conferences.

He is member of the graduate faculty of the Master of Business and Science (MBS) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rutgers University. He is actively involved in curriculum development in parallel and distributed computing and big data systems. He taught courses in the area of computer architecture and operating systems at the Technical University of Catalonia – Barcelona Tech, and in the area of parallel and distributed systems at ECE at Rutgers University. Ivan is currently involved in teaching activities in the MBS at Rutgers and at the Open University of Catalonia.

He received his MS and PhD degrees from Technical University of Catalonia – Barcelona Tech. Before joining Rutgers he was permanent researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center and research intern at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Current Positions

  • Present2015

    Associate Research Professor

    Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute

  • Present2015

    Associate Director

    Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute

  • Present2015

    Graduate Faculty

    Master of Business and Science, Rutgers University

  • Present2013

    Graduate Faculty

    Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University

  • Present2010

    Instructor

    Open University of Catalonia

Education

  • Ph.D. Feb 2009

    Ph.D. in Computer Architecture and Technology

    Technical University of Catalonia - Barcelona Tech

  • BS and MS Jul 2004

    Joint BS and MS in Computer Science and Engineering

    Technical University of Catalonia - Barcelona Tech

Selected Honors, Awards and Recognition

  • Nov 2014
    IEEE TSCS Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers

    “Awarded to individuals worldwide who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of scalable computing within 5 years of receiving their PhD.”

  • May 2014
    IEEE Senior Member
  • Aug 2013
    Best Poster Award - ACM Cloud and Autonomic Computing Conference
  • 2003-2005
    Graduate fellowships from CEPBA-IBM Research Institute
  • Apr 2003
    Winner, 6th Award of Environmental Ideas, Technical University of Catalonia - BarcelonaTech