Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda is a Professor of Computer Science at the Ohio State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Southern California. His research interests include parallel computer architecture, high performance computing, user-level communication protocols, interprocessor communication and synchronization, network-based computing, and Quality of Service. He has published over 100 papers in major journals and international conferences related to these research areas. Dr. Panda has served on Program Committees and Organizing Committees of several parallel processing conferences. He was a Program Co-Chair of the 1999 International Conference on Parallel Processing, the Founding Co-Chair of the 1997 and 1998 Workshops on Communication and Architectural Support for Network-Based Parallel Computing (CANPC), and a Co-Guest-Editor for two special issue volumes of Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing on Workstation Clusters and Network-based Computing. He also served as an IEEE Distinguished Visitor Speaker, and an IEEE Chapters Tutorials Program Speaker during 1997-2000. Dr. Panda has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing, General Co-Chair of the 2001 International Conference on Parallel Processing, and Program Co-Chair of 2001-2003 Workshop on Communication Architecture for Clusters (CAC). Dr. Panda is a recipient of the NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development Award, the Lumley Research Award (1997 and 2001) at Ohio State University, and an Ameritech Faculty Fellow Award. He is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society, and the ACM. More details on Dr. Panda's research can be obtained by visiting his web page: www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~panda/