Dr. Mladen Vouk is North Carolina State University’s fifth vice chancellor for research. As chief research officer, he oversees all research activities at NC State. Vouk is a computer scientist and an IEEE Fellow who has received the IEEE Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE Golden Core Award and the IFIP Silver Core award. He is coinventor of NC State’s Virtual Computing Laboratory, one of the world’s first cloud computing systems, and cofounder of NC State’s Computer Science Software Systems and Engineering Laboratory. He formerly served as technical director of the Center for Advanced Computing and Communication and was the associate vice provost for information technology from 2002 to 2012. Vouk is the author or coauthor of more than 300 publications. He has conducted groundbreaking research in software engineering, scientific computing and analytics, information technology and education, and high-performance computing.