Chaitan Baru

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Chaitan Baru wears many hats, all of them related to data. He's the director of SDSC's Science R&D Division and also directs the SDSC/Calit2 Synthesis Center. He is involved in leading national-scale projects developing cyberinfrastructure for an array of science communities, including geoscience (GEON), ecology (NEON), hydrology (CUAHSI Hydrologic Information Systems), earthquake engineering (NEESit), and environmental engineering (CLEANER), see acronyms below. Prior to joining SDSC in 1996, Baru spent time in both industry at IBM Santa Teresa Lab and in academia at the University of Michigan. Baru received his PhD and ME in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and BTech in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.


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Jun 1, 2012 - "Portal Science and Archaeology: Views from the Mediterranean Lands,"Edited by Thomas E. Levy, Stephen H. Savage, Chaitan Baru and Oystein LaBianca, Equinox Books