Dr. Thurimella has extensive experience in algorithm design and information security. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and 3 book chapters in these areas, most of them in premier ACM and IEEE venues. Prior to joining WANdisco, he held various senior positions at the University of Denver (DU), including the Director of Cybersecurity and the Chair of Computer Science. In this capacity, he has done program development and conducted sponsored research for the National Science Foundations in algorithms and cybersecurity. His industry experience includes his service as the Director of Engineering at P2 Energy Solutions, where developed two auction engines for P2, one Internet-based and other streaming, both transacting multi-million dollar oil & gas assets. He also served as a Software Architect and Project Manager at Symphony Media, a startup in media delivery space. Dr. Thurimella has a Ph.D in parallel graph algorithms from the University of Texas, Austin and an MS in Computer Science from IIT Madras.