Nitin Sukhija is Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science. He received his doctorate in Computer Science from Mississippi State University majoring in High Performance Computing in 2015. His areas of expertise are high performance computing, dynamic load balancing, performance modeling, prediction and evaluation, robustness and resilience analysis, cyber security and big data analytics. Dr. Sukhija received his BS degree (with honors) in Computer Science Engineering from Institute of Technology and Management, India (2002), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Symbiosis, India (2005), MBA degree in Information Systems from San Diego State University (2009), and MS degree in Computer Science majoring in Computing from National University, San Diego (2010). Dr. Sukhija has twelve years of work experience, where he has worked for several organizations and on different IT platforms facilitating research, teaching and curriculum development in diverse areas funded through National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and Department of Defense. Dr. Sukhija's research is recognized by publications in high impact peer reviewed IEEE and ACM conferences, journals and book chapters. Dr. Sukhija is recipient of research, career awards and fellowships. He is currently serving as organizing committee member and reviewer for many esteemed conferences and journals, and as a NSF XSEDE Campus Champion for Slippery Rock University. Nitin's research efforts are directed towards the resilience modeling, analysis and development of the scheduling algorithms with the goal of insuring high performance for scientific and big data applications on current and future computing environments, such as clusters, grids, clouds, and others. Currently, as an assistant professor, he is teaching computer science courses mainly in Computing and Big data both at undergraduate and graduate level.