Nirav Merchant

CEDS Working Group
Director, UA Data Science Institute (Data7)
Wilbur Mascot Photo

BSRL 200 A
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Nirav Merchant is the Co-PI for NSF CyVerse a national-scale Cyberinfrastructure for life sciences and NSF Jetstream the first user-friendly, scalable cloud environment for NSF XSEDE.

Over the last two decades, his research has been directed towards developing scalable computational platforms for supporting open science and open innovation, with an emphasis on improving research productivity for geographically distributed interdisciplinary teams. 

His interests include data science literacy, large-scale data management platforms, data delivery technologies, managed sensor and mobile platforms for health interventions, workforce development, and project-based learning.


  • BS, Industrial Engineering | University of Pune
  • MS, Systems and Industrial Engineering | University of Arizona