Valerio Pascucci is the funding Director, Center for Extreme Data Management Analysis and Visualization (CEDMAV), recently established as a permanent organization at the University of Utah in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Valerio is also an Associate Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, a Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah, and a Laboratory Fellow, of PNNL. Before joining the University of Utah, Valerio was the Data Analysis Group Leader of the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of California Davis. Valerio’s research interests include Big Data management and analytics, progressive multi-resolution techniques in scientific visualization, discrete topology, geometric compression, computer graphics, computational geometry, geometric programming, and solid modeling. Valerio is the coauthor of more than one hundred refereed journal and conference papers and has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.