Dr. Ryan Grant is a principal member of technical staff in the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico in the Computer Science Department. His research focuses on high performance networking and power management for Extreme scale systems. He is an active member of the Portals Networking Interface specification team, working on next generation high performance interconnects, including BXI, the Portals-based interconnect hardware. In addition, he serves on the MPI specifications body (MPI Forum). Ryan has contributed to the Power API developed at Sandia National Labs and has published several papers on the topic of power/energy management techniques on large-scale HPC systems. He graduated with a PhD in Computer Engineering in 2012 from Queen’s University, Canada, where he was an Alexander Graham Bell National Research Scholar.