Anirban Mandal, Ph.D.

Welcome !!! I serve as the Interim Director for the network research and infrastructure (NRIG) group at Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I am a computer systems researcher, with primary focus in research at the intersection of distributed systems and scientific computing. At RENCI, I lead several efforts in cyberinfrastructure research in support of science

My research interests lie in the areas of distributed systems, cloud computing, networking, and data-driven scientific workflows. I have a wide ranging expertise in resource provisioning, scheduling, performance analysis, machine learning, and anomaly detection for large scale scientific cyberinfrastructures, next generation networks, and experimental testbeds. I also serve as the Associate Director for CI Compass, the NSF Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence serving NSF Major and Mid-scale facilities. 

Prior to joining RENCI, I  earned my PhD degree in Computer Science from Rice University in 2006 and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Mumbai, India in 2000.