Between 2009 -- 2011, he served as Program Director in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) (now called Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure -- OAC) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he managed an approximately $150 Million research portfolio in the areas of software sustainability, computational and data-enabled science and engineering and cloud computing. At NSF, he established and led the crosscutting Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, the CI TraCS Computational Science Fellowship programs, was involved in establishing the Computing in the Cloud (CiC) program, and worked on the NSF-wide Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) initiative. His research interests are in the broad area of Parallel and Distributed Computing with a focus on Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering.
Manish has held a visiting position at the eScience Institute at Edinburgh, UK (2009-2010), and a joint research appointment with the Center for Subsurface Modeling, The University of Texas at Austin (1996-2006). He has also been a visiting fellow at the Department of Computer Science and DOE ASCI/ASAP Center, California Institute of Technology (2000-2001), at the DOE ASCI/ASAP FLASH Center, University of Chicago (1998), and at the Max-Plank Institute in Potsdam, Germany (1994-1998).
Manish received a 2013 R & D 100 Award (with ORNL and GT), Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar Award from the Rutgers School of Engineering (2014 – 2017), IBM Faculty Awards in 2008 and 2010, the Tewkesbury Fellowship from University of Melbourne, Australia (2006), the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (The Award) (2004-2005), the NSF CAREER Award (1999), TICAM (now ICES) (University of Texas at Austin) Distinguished Fellowship (1999-2001), and the Enrico Fermi Scholarship, Argonne National Laboratory (1996). He also has several awards for his research, publications and service. He was elected to IEEE Computer Society’s Golden Core in 2016. He is a Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of IEEE / IEEE Computer Society, and ACM Distinguished Scientist.
Manish is the founding chair of the IEEE Technical Consortium on High-Performance Computing. He serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a large number of journals and international conferences and workshops. He has also served as a panelist for NSF, DoE and other national and international funding agencies, and regularly reviews technical articles for journals and conferences. At Rutgers, he serves in leadership roles on various, University, School and Department level committees and is actively involved in curriculum development, specially in applied parallel and distributed computing and computational and data-intensive computing.
Manish has co-authored a large number technical publications including paper in international journals and conferences, invited papers and presentations and book chapters (Parashar@GoogleScholar). He has also co-authored/edited books, conference proceedings and journal special issues and has presented large number of keynotes and distinguished seminars. He has developed and deployed several software systems that are widely used, including DataSpaces/DIMES/DART, Fenix and CometCloud. Manish has graduated 18 Ph.D. and 50 MS students and has mentored 10 postdoctoral scholars.
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