Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
May 19th at 10:00am CDT
Preparing Current and Future Domain Scientists for Advanced Computing
presented by Carrie Arnold, Web Portal And Gateway Developer, RESA III, TACC; Anne Bowen, Research Engineering/Scientist, TACC; S. Charlie Dey, Director, Training And Professional Development, TACC; Victor Eijkhout, Research Scientist, TACC; Lars Koesterke, Research Associate, TACC; Je'amie Powell, Senior Systems Administrator, TACC; and Joe Stubbs, Manager, Cloud & Interactive Computing (CIC), TACC
About the Event
Most university courses intending to educate students in high-performance, parallel, and distributed computing are located within their computer science departments. Though this seems like a logical fit, this can potentially be a hurdle for students of other disciplines needing to acquire these critical advanced computing skills. Over the past twelve years, TACC has put together a sequence of application-driven courses to give students in domain sciences the skills to be effective computational scientists, emphasizing high performance, parallel, and distributed computing systems.
About the Speakers
Carrie Arnold, Web Portal And Gateway Developer, RESA III, TACC
Carrie earned both her Bachelor's (in Music) and Master's (in Computer Science) from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. After graduating, she moved to Austin and worked for a small web development firm for two years before joining TACC in February of 2012. She works in the Web and Mobile Applications group on a variety of projects including the XSEDE User Portal and SD2E, and can sometimes be found teaching TACC's Introduction to Scientific Computing class.
Anne Bowen, Research Engineering/Scientist, TACC
Anne joined the Visualization and Data Analysis group at TACC in 2012. She moved to Austin from Switzerland where she completed her Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry at the University of Zurich. Her research focused on the development of visualization and analysis tools for investigating correlations between quantum mechanically derived properties from small molecule drugs and their receptor targets. Prior to her time in Zurich, Anne spent 7 years in San Diego at the San Diego Supercomputer Center working on projects in education, computational chemistry, visualization, and scientific computing.
S. Charlie Dey, Director, Training And Professional Development, TACC
Charlie is the Director of Training and Professional Development with the User Services group at TACC with a background in web development and scientific computing. Charlie's responsibilities at TACC include organizing, developing content, and building curriculums for TACC's academic course selection taught in conjunction with several departments at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as for TACC's professional development and educational training. Prior to joining TACC, he worked as a Senior Application Developer for the Carle Foundation, and as a computer science instructor at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. He was also a member of a specialized application development team at the University of Illinois and has also been a contracted research consultant for NASA Ames Research Center, studying computational immunology and bioinformatics. Charlie holds a Bachelor's Degree concentrating in Computer Science and Biology from Eastern Illinois University and certifications in 3D programming and visualization.
Victor Eijkhout, Research Scientist, TACC
Victor joined TACC in 2005 as a Research Scientist in the High-Performance Computing group. He conducts research in linear algebra, scientific computing, on which he has written a widely used textbook, parallel programming, machine learning. Before coming to TACC, he held positions at the University of Illinois, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Lars Koesterke, Research Associate, TACC
Lars joined TACC in 2007 as a Research Associate in the High-Performance Computing group. Before coming to TACC, he held positions at the Astronomy Department at The University of Texas at Austin, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Universities of Potsdam and Kiel (both Germany). His work at TACC is focused on performance evaluation and optimization.
Joe Stubbs, Manager, Cloud & Interactive Computing (CIC), TACC
Joe leads the Cloud and Interactive Computing (CIC) group, which focuses on building cloud-native applications and infrastructure for computational science. CIC develops, deploys, and maintains multiple national-scale clouds as part of ongoing projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Additionally, the CIC group contributes to and deploys multiple cloud platforms-as-a-service for computational science including the Agave science-as-a-service platform, TACC's custom JupyterHub, and Abaco: Functions-as-a-service via the Actor model and Linux containers. These platforms are leveraged by numerous cyberinfrastructure projects used by tens of thousands of investigators across various domains of science and engineering.
Prior to joining the University of Texas, Joe received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. His recent interests include distributed systems, container technologies, and interactive scientific computing.