Shreyas Cholia leads the science gateway, web and grid efforts at NERSC, with the goal of making high-performance and distributed computing more transparent and accessible. He is particularly interested in how web APIs and tools can facilitate data-centric computing, and is the lead developer of NEWT (a REST API and service for HPC). He has also been involved in various data science efforts at NERSC since 2002. Prior to his appointment at NERSC, Shreyas was a developer and consultant at IBM. He graduated from Rice University, where he double majored in Computer Science and Cognitive Sciences.