Ritu Arora received her Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She works as an HPC researcher and consultant at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). She also teaches in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. She has made significant contributions in the areas of developing abstractions for parallelizing legacy applications and application-level checkpointing. Ritu provides consultancy on automating Big Data workflows on national supercomputing resources, and is engaged in health informatics projects. Her areas of interest and expertise are HPC, fault-tolerance, generative programming, domain-specific languages, big data management, workflow automation, and health informatics.