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BE Organizing Committee

BE Organizing Committee

We are delighted to have the help of a distinguished volunteer committee of leaders in the community who help organize, recruit, and advise Sustainable Horizons Institute’s programs.

Alina Lazar

Alina Lazar

Alina Lazar is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Youngstown State University and an affiliate faculty in the Scientific Data Management Research Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Her research interests are machine learning and data science. Lately, she has been working on applying machine learning algorithms… Continue reading

Andrew G. Salinger

Andy Salinger is the Manager of the Computational Science Department at Sandia National Labs. He was trained as a computational scientist while earning a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, with enough luck to have access to a Cray YMP (many MegaFLOPS!). His career has involved the development and integration of scalable algorithms into application areas such… Continue reading

Anshu Dubey

Anshu Dubey is a computer scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Scientist at the University of Chicago. She lead the earth and space sciences sub-area of applications in the US-DOE Exascale Computing Project for two years. She is interested in all aspects of HPC scientific software… Continue reading

Aydin Buluc

Aydin Buluc is a Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of EECS at UC Berkeley. His research interests include parallel computing, combinatorial scientific computing, high-performance graph analysis, and machine learning, sparse matrix computations, and computational biology. Previously, he was a Luis W. Alvarez postdoctoral… Continue reading

Dan Martin

Dan Martin is a computational scientist and group leader for the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research involves the development of algorithms and software for solving systems of PDEs using adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) finite volume schemes, high (4th)-order finite volume schemes for conservation laws on mapped meshes, and Chombo… Continue reading

Giacomo Nannicini

Giacomo Nannicini is a Research Staff Member in the Theory of Quantum Computing and Information group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Before joining IBM, he was an assistant professor in the Engineering Systems and Design Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. His main research interest are optimization and quantum… Continue reading

Kyle Niemeyer

Kyle Niemeyer is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. His research looks at modeling and simulation of reacting fluid flows, with applications in combustion, fire, and aerospace systems. He teaches courses on numerical methods, gas dynamics, thermodynamics, and software development. Kyle is… Continue reading

Malena Espanol

Dr. Malena I. Espanol earned her B.S. in mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Tufts University. After graduation, Dr. Espanol was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology. In 2012, she started a faculty position at The University of Akron where she stayed until… Continue reading

Ann Almgren

Ann Almgren is a senior scientist in the Computational Research Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Group Lead of the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering. Her primary research interest is in computational algorithms for solving PDE’s in a variety of application areas. Her current projects include the development and implementation of new… Continue reading

Sally Ellingson

Dr. Sally R. Ellingson, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics, College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky (UK) where she leads the High-Performance Computing (HPC) initiatives at the Cancer Research Informatics (CRI) shared resource facility at the Markey Cancer Center and just this March became a new KL2… Continue reading

Christine Harvey

Christine Harvey is a Modeling and Simulation Engineer at the MITRE Corporation where she specializes in data analysis and High Performance Computing in Simulation.  Her research interests include HPC in simulation, Agent Based Modeling, and Big Data Analysis particularity in the field of Healthcare.  She completed her Masters in Computational Science from The… Continue reading

Nitin Sukhija

Dr. Nitin Sukhija received his BS degree (with honors) in Computer Science Engineering from Institute of Technology and Management, India (2002), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Symbiosis, India (2005), MBA degree in Information Systems from San Diego State University (2009), and MS degree in Computer Science majoring in Computing from National University, San… Continue reading

Verónica G. Vergara Larrea

Verónica G. Vergara Larrea is originally from Quito, Ecuador. She obtained her bachelor of arts degree in Mathematics/Physics at Reed College and her masters of science degree in Computational Science at Florida State University. Veronica has been involved in high performance computing since 2010, when she first attended the SC conference as a Student Volunteer,… Continue reading

Melissa Romanus

Melissa Romanus is a graduate student pursuing a joint-PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics. She currently works on the DataSpaces project under the direction of Dr. Manish Parashar as part of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2). She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University in Computer Engineering in… Continue reading