Dr. Patrick Dreher is a Research Professor and member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. In addition, he is also holds a joint appointment as a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Dr. Dreher has over 25 years of research and R&D management experience in both the application of high performance computing to science and engineering research and in the management of organizations and infrastructure focused on scientific computing. He has served on numerous peer review panels for the Department of Energy, the DoD HPC Modernization Program, and the National Science Foundation. His work in physics is centered on high energy and nuclear physics, especially in the computational aspects pursued within the U.S. Lattice QCD collaboration. Within computer science, he specializes studying how to effectively apply high performance cloud computing to science and engineering research and works in the area of developing graph algorithms for big data parallel benchmarking. Dr. Dreher received his B.S. in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. in physics from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He also earned an M.B.A. from Rensselaer with a concentration in R&D management.