Andrew Grimshaw received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988. He then joined the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, and became Associate Professor in 1994 and Professor in 1999.
He is the chief designer and architect of Mentat and Legion. In 1999 he co-founded Avaki Corporation, and served as its Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, until 2005 when Avaki was acquired by Sybase. In 2003 he won the Frost and Sullivan Technology Innovation Award. Andrew is a member of the Global Grid Forum (GGR) Steering Committee and the Architecture Area Director in the GGF. He has served on the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) Executive Committee, the DoD MSRC Programming Environments and Training (PET) Executive Committee, the CESDIS Science Council, the NRC Review Panel for Information Technology, and the Board on Assessment of NIST Programs. He is the author or co-author of over 50 publications and book chapters.