Nikhil Jain is a Computer Scientist in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He works on topics related to parallel computing including networks, performance optimization, scalable application development, and interoperation of languages. Nikhil received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016, and B.Tech. and M.Tech degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur, India in May 2009. He was awarded the Sidney Fernbach postdoctoral fellowship for two years in 2016, the IBM PhD fellowship in 2014, and the Andrew and Shana Laursen fellowship in 2011.