Dr. Krishnan was a Senior Distributed Systems Researcher at SDSC. He was the Co-Principal Investigator on an NSF CluE Award and an SDSC Triton Research Opportunities (TRO) award, for the investigation of performance of alternative strategies for provisioning data intensive applications. He was also the Lead Architect of the Services Oriented Architectures (SOA) for the National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR) and the OpenTopography projects. He was the IT Lead of the Biostatistics and Biocomputing Shared Resource at the Moores Cancer Center and the Technical Project Manager and Software Architect for NEESit, which provides technology tools and infrastructure to enable earthquake engineers to remotely participate in experiments, perform hybrid simulations, organize and share data, and collaborate with colleagues. Dr. Krishnan received his Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science department at Indiana University in 2004.