Michela Taufer holds the Jack Dongarra Professorship in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Padova (Italy) and her PhD in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich, Switzerland). From 2003 to 2004 she was a La Jolla Interfaces in Science Training Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California San Diego and the Scripps Research Institute, where she worked on interdisciplinary projects in computer systems and computational chemistry. Taufer’s research interests in high performance computing include scientific applications, scheduling and reproducibility challenges, and big data analytics. She has nearly 100 publications and delivered nearly 80 talks. She is currently serving on the NSF Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructures. She is a professional member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM.