Shankar Subramaniam is currently a Professor of Bioengineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California at San Diego. He also has a joint appointment at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. Before he moved to UCSD (fall '99), he was the Director of the computational biology group at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and a Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Chemical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University. His present research focuses several important aspects of computational biology. These include web-based approaches to bioinformatics, going from protein sequence to structure and function and studying protein recognition and function. In 2013, Subramaniam was inducted as a Fellow into the American Association for the Advancement of Science.