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Successful Launch of the Virginia Women in HPC Program

More than 100 scientists, HPC professionals and students joined us for our inaugural community meeting on Oct 6, 2021. This event marked the official launch of the Virgina Women in HPC Program.

How does HPC help with your research — Faculty perspectives

Our speakers:

Julie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on advancing simulation and optimization methods used to inform the design and management of water resources systems with the goals of protecting people from nature (floods and droughts), and nature from people (pollution and consumption). She is particularly interested in how advanced sensing and forecasting techniques can be used to inform this optimization.

Grace is a Professor of Environmental Statistics at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Her career has spanned three countries (US, Canada, Australia) as an academic and a federal government scientist. In her research, she develops computationally intensive Bayesian models to understand complex natural phenomena from human societies and the environment. At W&M, she teaches statistics to graduate students at the School of Marine Science. For nearly 25 years, she has been a devoted educator of statistics to undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of disciplines.

Melinda is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Richmond. Her research focuses on the study of human evolutionary genetic history, through the development and application of bioinformatic and population genetic tools on large-scale genomic sequencing data from present-day and ancient human populations. Her expertise is in the genetic history of humans of Asia, from 40,000 years ago to the present. Title: Applications of large-scale genomic analyses using ancient DNA in understanding human genetic history (in East Asia).

Virginia WHPC is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion by promoting and encouraging the participation of women in high-performance computing and related fields. Interested in upcoming WHPC events or getting involved in promoting diversity in high-performance computing?

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In case you missed it

Watch the recording of the event here.


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