ORG University of Texas at Austin Title BIO Shyamal Mitra obtained his doctoral degree in Astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. He taught Physics and Astronomy for several years at Southwestern University. He joined the Computer Sciences department at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 as a Research Fellow. He worked on the programming infrastructure for the Binary Black Hole Grand Challenge Project. He became interested in numerical computations on the Grid. He installed the first release of Globus in 1999 on several Sun machines and successfully ran engineering applications on this grid. He became adjunct faculty in the Computer Sciences department and taught programming classes in Java. He joined the Texas Advanced Computing Center in 2001. He was responsible for building the UT Grid and working with other institutions in Texas to build a state wide grid. He has been testing and evaluating the NMI components for the UT Grid as well as installing and testing a United Devices MetaProcessor platform for numerical computations.