A. James Clark School of Engineering, Silver Terps Reunion, Celebrating the Classes of 1996 to 1981
Ph.D. 1996 Electrical and Computer Engineering
David A. Bader is a Distinguished Professor and founder of the Department of Data Science and inaugural Director of the Institute for Data Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to this, he served as founding Professor and Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Bader is a Fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and SIAM, and a recipient of the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award. He advises the White House, most recently on the National Strategic Computing Initiative and Future Advanced Computing Ecosystem. Bader is a leading expert in solving global grand challenges in science, engineering, computing, and data science. His interests are at the intersection of high-performance computing and real-world applications, including cybersecurity, massive-scale analytics, and computational genomics. Dr. Bader is Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing and previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. In 2021, ROI-NJ recognized Bader on its inaugural list of technology influencers, and in 2012, Bader was the inaugural recipient of University of Maryland’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award. In 1998, Bader built the first Linux supercomputer that led to a highperformance computing (HPC) revolution.