Manish Parashar is Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, Chair in Computational Science and Engineering, and Presidential Professor, Kalhert School of Computing at the University of Utah. He recently completed an IPA appointment at the National Science Foundation as Office Director of the NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure where he oversaw investments in national cyberinfrastructure. He also served as co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council’s Subcommittee on the Future Advanced Computing Ecosystem and the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force. Manish’s expertise is in high performance parallel and distributed computing and cyberinfrastructure, and he has made pioneering contributions towards enabling new insights through large-scale computations and data in a range of science and engineering domains. Manish has received a number of awards for his research and leadership, including most recently the 2023 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award and the 2024 CRA Distinguished Service Award.

Manish is the founding chair of the IEEE Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC), and is Fellow of AAAS, ACM, and IEEE/IEEE Computer Society.