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Merci Jean Bosco Ndemeye

Institution/Organization: University of Oregon

Department: Computer and Information Science

Academic Status: Graduate Student

What conference theme areas are you interested in:

Computation with discrete structures and graphs
High-performance computing, emerging architectures and programming paradigms
Model and dimensionality reduction

Interests:

My academic and research interests mainly involve the intersection between programming languages theory, high performance computing and applied mathematics. I view high performance computing as the scientific side of this link, as it involves the usual question posing, hypothesis forming, and actual results confirming, while programming languages theory provides guides the scientist in his choice of questions and hypothesis. To confirm the results, the scientist has to apply statistic notions to data that is often represented and manipulated according to linear algebraic laws. Therefore, because I believe that robust high performance really is the future of computing, and the safest way to achieve it, is through applying programming languages theoretical notions while designing HPC domain specific languages; because performance judgments require science and effective science the mastery of linear algebra and statistics, these are my research interests: the design of “good” domain specific languages tailored toward high performance.

Non-Work Related Activities/Interests:

I spend most of my time reading old books of all sorts. I believe that past knowledge is under-appreciated and that most issues past humans dealt with, we also are still dealing with. I have not been an instructor of record yet, for any course. However, ever since my sophomore year of college, I have been a tutor; both in my undergraduate and graduate institutions. I believe education, the kind whose ultimate end goal is the development of original character, and therefore culture (as Du Bois put it) to be the best way to advance for any group or community of individuals. To this end, I am also part of a book club for underrepresented groups at my University, and enjoy sharing my interpretations of our book choices with my colleagues.