Andrew Grimshaw received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988. He joined the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science becoming Professor in 1999 and has over 100 publications and book chapters. He is chief designer and architect of Mentat, Legion, Genesis II, and co-architect for XSEDE. In 2008, became founding director of the University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (UVACSE) whose mission is to change cultural computation at University of Virginia and to accelerate computationally oriented research.
He is the chairman of the Open Grid Forum (OGF) and held many roles in the organization. His current projects are IT, Genesis II, and XSEDE. IT is a next generation parallel language based on the PCubeS-type architecture. Genesis II, is an open source, standards-based, Grid system that makes Grids easy-to-use and accessible to non computer-scientists. XSEDE is the NSF follow-on to TeraGrid.