Srinivas Aluru is co-Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI) in Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) and Interim Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering. He co-leads the NSF South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub, and the NSF Transdisciplinary Research Institute for Advancing Data Science. Aluru conducts research in high performance computing, data science, bioinformatics and systems biology, combinatorial scientific computing, and applied algorithms. He is currently serving as the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics (SIGBIO). He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, and the Outstanding Senior Faculty Research award, the Dean’s award for faculty excellence, and the Outstanding Research Program Development Award at Georgia Tech. He received the IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service and Golden Core awards, is a Fellow of the AAAS and IEEE, and an ACM Distinguished Member.