Dr. Bader graduated from Liberty High School (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) in 1987. He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering in 1990 and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1991 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He then received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from The University of Maryland, College Park. During his doctoral research, he was a NASA Graduate Fellow (1992-1996). His doctoral thesis was "On the Design and Analysis of Practical Parallel Algorithms for Combinatorial Problems with Applications to Image Processing." After receiving his doctorate, he was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Associateship in Experimental Computer Science (1996-1997).
From 1998 to 2005, he was a professor and Regents' Lecturer at The University of New Mexico. In 2005, Bader moved to Georgia Tech, where he was recently promoted to full Professor. He has served on numerous conference program committees related to parallel processing, is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and the ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics, a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Member of the ACM.
Bader serves on the Steering Committees of the IPDPS and HiPC conferences, and is the General co-Chair for IPDPS (2004--2005), and Vice General Chair for HiPC (2002--2004). David has previously chaired several conference program committees, is the Program Chair for HiPC 2005, and a Program Vice-Chair for IPDPS 2006. In November 2006, Dr. Bader was selected by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, to direct the first Center of Competence for the Cell Processor
As of December 2007, Bader is the author of the world's first published collection on petascale techniques, entitled "Petascale Computing: Algorithms and Applications." Petascale computers run ten times as fast as today's supercomputers.
He is an NSF CAREER Award recipient, an investigator on several NSF awards, a distinguished speaker in the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program, and is a member of the IBM PERCS team for the DARPA High Productivity Computing Systems program. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor in the Boy Scouts of America.
Birth: May 4, 1969
Birthplace: Bethlehem, PA
Degree: BS computer engineering, MS electrical engineering
Graduation: 1990, 1991
Notable Achievement: Professor of High-Performance computing at Georgia Tech