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Kyle Chard is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. He also holds a joint appointment at Argonne National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 2011.  He is a member of the ACM and IEEE,  received the IEEE TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC, was part of the Globus team that won an R&D100 award, and received the New Zealand Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship.  He co-leads the Globus Labs research group, which focuses on a broad range of research problems in data-intensive computing and research data management.  He leads NSF-funded projects related to distributed and parallel computing, scientific reproducibility, research automation, and cost-aware use of cloud infrastructure.


Focus Areas: Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems, High Performance Computing, Scientific Computing

My research is motivated by exploring a range of challenging scientific problems and developing and applying new computational and data-intensive approaches. I focus on a range of systems problems, often in high performance parallel and distributed computing, with the aim to develop new techniques for scalable and efficient management and analysis of large data. My interdisciplinary research has been applied in several scientific domains, including in biology, earth science, materials science, astrophysics, and archaeology.

Find out more about my active research projects on the Globus Labs website


Scientific & High Performance Computing

Scientific discovery at the frontiers of computational performance, intelligence, and scale

Systems, Architecture & Networking

Design and analysis of computing systems: cloud, edge, Internet, quantum, and beyond

Labs & Groups

Globus Labs

Ian Foster, Kyle Chard
Realizing a world in which all research data are reliably, rapidly, and securely accessible, discoverable, and usable.

CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing

Andrew A. Chien
A dynamic community focused on reducing the fragility and complexity of computing systems, while also increasing their efficiency and lifetime.

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Applications Open for Summer Student Internship Program

Feb 19, 2019
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