Ivan Rodero is Associate Director and Associate Research Professor at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he leads his research portfolio and provides leadership for the operation at RDI2, and impacts the strategy of the Institute. He has over 15 years of experience in cyber-infrastructure projects spanning from European-wide and US Federal funded projects, including leadership roles in constructing and operating the cyberinfrastructure for large science facilities such as the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) and research platforms such as the Virtual Data Collaboratory (VDC) in the US northeast region.
His research interests fall in the broad area of parallel and distributed computing and include high performance computing, energy efficiency, cloud computing and big data systems. His current research addresses new cyber-infrastructure models and aims at enabling the scalability and energy efficiency of next generation cyber-infrastructure including software-defined infrastructure co-design for big data analytics.
He has received various awards for his research and publications, including the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers (IEEE TCSC Young Achievers in Scalable Computing Award). He is senior member of IEEE, and member of ACM and AAAS.
Ivan has co-authored a large number of technical publications including papers in international journals and conferences, invited papers and presentations and book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a number of journals and international conferences and workshops. He has also served as a panelist for NSF and other national and international funding agencies, and regularly reviews technical articles for journals and conferences.
He is member of the graduate faculty of the Master of Business and Science (MBS) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rutgers University. He is actively involved in curriculum development in parallel and distributed computing and big data systems. He taught courses in the area of computer architecture and operating systems at the Technical University of Catalonia – Barcelona Tech, and in the area of parallel and distributed systems at ECE at Rutgers University. Ivan is currently involved in teaching activities in the MBS at Rutgers and at the Open University of Catalonia.
He received his MS and PhD degrees from Technical University of Catalonia – Barcelona Tech. Before joining Rutgers he was permanent researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center and research intern at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.