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Prasanna Balaprakash

Computer Scientist
Mathematics and Computer Science Division &
Leadership Computing Facility
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Bldg. 240, Room. 1135
Argonne, IL 60439
(630) 252-1109
pbalapra (at) anl (dot) gov

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My research interests span the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, optimization, and high-performance computing. My research focuses on the development of scalable, data-efficient machine learning methods for scientific applications.

I am a recipient of U.S. Department of Energy 2018 Early Career Award. I am the machine-learning team lead and data-understanding team co-lead in RAPIDS, the SciDAC Computer Science institute.

I am a Fellow in the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering of the Northwestern University. I also have a Scientist At-large appointment in the University of Chicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering (UChicago CASE).

From 2013 to 2017, I was an assistant computer scientist and my supervisors were Dr. Stefan Wild and Dr. Kalyan Kumaran. Until 2013, I was a postdoc at Argonne under Dr. Stefan Wild and Dr. Paul Hovland. Prior to Argonne, I worked as a Chief Technology Officer at Mentis Consulting, a machine learning startup in Brussels, Belgium. I received my PhD from CoDE-IRIDIA (AI Lab), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, where I was a recipient of Marie Curie and F.R.S-FNRS Aspirant fellowships. Supervisors of my doctoral research were Prof. Marco Dorigo, Dr. Mauro Birattari, and Dr. Thomas Stützle.