M.S., Computer Science, University of Southern California
B.E., Computer Engineering, Thapar University, India


Karan Vahi is a Senior Computer Scientist in the Science Automation Technologies group at the USC Information Sciences Institute. He has been working in the field of scientific workflows since 2002, and has been closely involved in the development of the Pegasus Workflow Management System. He is currently the architect/lead developer for Pegasus and in charge of the core development of Pegasus. His work on implementing integrity checking in Pegasus for scientific workflows won the best paper and the Phil Andrews Most Transformative Research Award at PEARC19.

He currently leads the Cloud Platforms group at  CI Compass, a NSF CI Center, which includes CI practitioners from various NSF Major facilities(MF’s) and aims to understand the current practices for Cloud Infrastructure used by MFs and research alternative solutions.

Research Summary

Living in Los Angeles

At USC/ISI in general, we have a lot of visitors who visit ISI either as a new staff member, postdoc or an intern. We have a helpful blog on the Pegasus website for new visitors to LA navigate options for finding housing close to USC/ISI.