Sally Ellingson

Institution/Organization: University of Kentucky

Department: Biomedical Informatics

Academic Status: Researcher

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Sally R. Ellingson, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Informatics division in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky (UK). She manages the high-performance computing (HPC) services for the cancer center through the Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility. Her specialty is the utilization of HPC in computational biology with experience working on some of the largest supercomputers in the world at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Dr. Ellingson is a computational scientist with a formal multi-disciplinary training through a computational biology IGERT at the University of Tennessee (UT), Scalable Computing and Leading Edge Innovative Technology (SCALE-IT). She is very active in the HPC community and is involved with the organization of Supercomputing, the leading conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.

Dr. Ellingson is currently also a KL2 scholar through the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science at the National Institutes of Health. Her research interest include next-generation sequencing, benchmark datasets that allow for computational tool testing and building, computational drug development, and any science that can be advanced through HPC.
Non-Work Related Activities: Exercise and travel