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Arcot Rajasekar

Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science; Chief Scientist, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)

Arcot Rajasekar




(858) 966-3611



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Arcot Rajasekar


Data grids, digital libraries, persistent archives and artificial intelligence.


BS, University of Madras
BE (Hons), (Electronics & Communications), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
MS (Computer Science), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
PhD (Computer Science), University of Maryland, College Park


Dr. Arcot Rajasekar is a Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and a Chief Scientist at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). Previously he was at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, leading the Data Grids Technology Group. He has been involved in research and development of data grid middleware systems for over a decade and is a lead originator behind the concepts in the Storage Resource Broker (SRB) and the integrated Rule Oriented Data Systems (iRODS), two premier data grid middleware developed by the Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Group.

A leading proponent of policy-oriented, large-scale data management, Dr. Rajasekar has several research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Archives, National Institute of Health and other federal agencies. He has more than 150 publications in the areas of data grids, digital library, persistent archives, logic programming, and artificial intelligence. His latest projects include the Datanet Federation Consortium and DataBridge, building a social network platform for scientific data.


Intro to Big Data and NoSQL
Database Systems III
Smart Cities
Information Analytics