Dr. Neena Imam
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Neena Imam is a distinguished research scientist at the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, performing research in extreme-scale computing. She has also been serving as the Director of Research Collaboration for ORNL’s Computational Science’s Directorate (CCSD) for the last five years. Dr. Imam has a broad research portfolio, focusing on many HPC and data analytics topics. Example topics include HPC programming environments, high-speed networking, HPC benchmarks and test suites, HPC resource management, power-aware computing, high performance graph analytics, cryogenic computing, neuromorphic computing, quantum computing, etc.
Dr. Imam holds a Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the same field from Case Western Reserve University and California Institute of Technology, respectively. She also served as the Science and Technology Fellow for Senator Lamar Alexander in Washington D.C. (2010-2012). Her two-year tenure as Senator Alexander’s S&T advisor provided her with valuable experience in working with the U.S. Congress and various federal agencies such as the Office of Management and Budget, DoE, DoD, NSF, NOAA, and NASA. Neena is also very involved in the local and state chapters of IEEE. She is the Vice Chair of the Region 3 Council (Tennessee) of IEEE and served as the Director for the Knoxville chapter of IEEE from 2009-2010.