:: Ms Rachana Ananthakrishnan


Ms Rachana Ananthakrishnan, MSc

Rachana Ananthakrishnan took an MSc in Computer Science in 2002. She worked as an Associate Instructor at the Dept of Computer Science at Indiana University in 2000, becoming a Research Assistant at the Extreme Computing Lab at Indiana from 2001 – 2002. She then worked as a pre-Doctoral appointee at the Distributed Systems Lab (Argonne National Laboratory) from 2002 – 2004.

She currently divides her time between the Computational Institute at the University of Chicago and working as a Senior Software Developer at the Distributed Systems Lab at Argonne.

She developed the current authorization engine in the Java Globus Tookit 4.0 core, as well as many of the available plug-ins, and is now leading all Java Globus Tookit security development work. She also worked on the GT3 security infrastructure, developed the Community Authorization Service (CAS), and the GT4 Delegation Service. Currently, she is working with the GT team on the design and development of the next-generation attribute and authorization framework.