Ümit V. Çatalyürek is a Professor and the Associate Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in Computer Engineering and Information Science from Bilkent University. Çatalyürek is a Fellow of IEEE and SIAM. He was the elected Chair for IEEE TCPP for 2016-2019, and currently serves as Vice-Chair for ACM SIGBio for 2015-2021. He also serves as the member of Board of Trustees of Bilkent University. Çatalyürek currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Parallel Computing, and has served on the editorial boards of IEEE TPDS, the SIAM SISC, and JPDC. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award and is the PI of several awards from the DOE, the NIH and the NSF. He has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, invited book chapters and papers. His main research areas are in parallel computing, combinatorial scientific computing and biomedical informatics.