Robert Ross received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Clemson University in 1994. From 1996 to 2000 he was a NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellow. In 2000 he received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Clemson and joined the Laboratory for Advanced Numerical Software (LANS) at Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests are in message passing and storage systems for high performance computing environments, in particular cluster computing environments. He is the primary author and lead developer for the Parallel Virtual File System (PVFS), a parallel file system for Linux clusters. Current projects include the ROMIO MPI-IO implementation, PVFS, and the MPICH implementation of the MPI message passing interface.