Dr. Parimala Thulasiraman's research interests are in the intersection of high performance computing and graph analytics for real world applications in Network Science and Data Science. Her laboratory, Inter-Disciplinary Evolving Algorithmic Sciences (IDEAS), applies innovative soft computing techniques such as evolutionary computation, bio-inspired computation, and machine learning to solve challenging issues in complex network systems and data scientific problems. She explores novel algorithmic optimization techniques for these problems to efficiently map, design, and develop scalable algorithms for futuristic multicore architectures.