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.