Deputy Director of Collaborations
Neena Imam is a distinguished research scientist in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), performing research in extreme-scale computing. Neena Imam also serves as the Deputy Director of Research Collaboration for CCSD. Dr. Imam has a broad research portfolio, focusing on many HPC and data analytics topics. Example topics include HPC programming environments, high-speed networking, HPC benchmarks and test suites, HPC resource management, power-aware computing, high performance graph analytics, cryogenic computing, neuromorphic computing, quantum computing, etc.
Neena Imam holds a Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, with Master's and Bachelor's degrees in the same field from Case Western Reserve University and California Institute of Technology, respectively. Neena also served as the Science and Technology Fellow for Senator Lamar Alexander in Washington D.C. (2010-2012). Her two-year tenure as Senator Alexander’s S&T Fellow provided her with valuable experience in working with the U.S. Congress and various federal agencies such as the Office of Management and Budget, DoE, DoD, NSF, NOAA, and NASA. Neena is also very involved in the local and state chapters of IEEE. She is a senior member of IEEE, currently serving as the Chair of the Region 3 Council (Tennessee) of IEEE, and served as the Director for the Knoxville chapter of IEEE from 2009-2010. Neena also holds adjunct faculty position in the Department of Computer science at Florida State University.