Aydın Buluç is a Staff Scientist at the Computational Research Division of Berkeley Lab, working on high-performance graph analysis, libraries, and their applications in genomics and bioinformatics. His current research interests also include parallel sparse matrix computations and communication-avoiding algorithms. Previously, he was a Luis W. Alvarez Fellow. He earned his doctorate in computer science from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2010. He is a recipient of the DOE Early Career Award in 2013 and the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in 2015.