Gregor von Laszewski is a Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a fellow of the Computation Institute at University of Chicago. He received a Masters Degree in 1990 from the University of Bonn, Germany, and a Ph.D. in 1996 from Syracuse University in computer science. He is involved in Grid computing since the term was coined. Current research interests are in the areas of parallel, distributed, and Grid computing. Specifically, he is working on topics in the area of using commodity technologies within Grid services, applications, and portals. He serves on multiple Grid related conferences. He is the principal investigator of the Java Commodity Grid Kit which provides the current basis for many Grid related projects including GT3 and GT4 (http://www.cogkits.org).