Pete Beckman is the co-director of the Northwestern University/Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering and is a recognized global expert in high-end computing systems. During the past 25 years, his research has been focused on software and architectures for large-scale parallel and distributed computing systems. For the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, Pete leads the Argonne team focused on extreme-scale operating systems and run-time software. He is the founder and leader of the Waggle project for smart sensors and edge computing that is used by the Array of Things project. Pete also coordinates the collaborative technical research activities in extreme-scale computing between the US Department of Energy and Japan’s ministry of education, science, and technology and helps lead the BDEC (Big Data and Extreme Computing) series of international workshops. Pete leads the extreme computing research activities at Argonne National Laboratory. He received his PhD in computer science from Indiana University.