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HAKIZUMWAMI BIRALI RUNESHA, PH.D

Topic: Reproducibility of published scientific research on HPC: Myth or reality?


Hakizumwami Birali Runesha is the Assistant Vice President for Research Computing and founding Director of the Research Computing Center (RCC) at The University of Chicago. He is the current President of the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC)-USA, member of Rwanda’s National Council of Science and Technology and founding member of Intel and Lenovo’s Project Everyscale, an exascale visionary council. Dr Runesha is a former Director of Scientific Computing and Applications at the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, Research Associate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Kinshasa. Dr. Runesha serves as principal investigator on multiple funded research grants and has more than 28 years of experience in high performance computing, Big data and scientific software development. His research interests are in parallel computing, sparse numerical libraries, AI/Deep learning, finite element analysis and design optimization in engineering. See more...

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ALBA CRISTINA MELO

Topic: Parallel Biological Sequence Comparison in GPU Clusters


Alba Cristina Magalhaes Alves de Melo obtained her PhD in Computer Science from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France, in 1996. Since 1997, she works at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, where she is now Full Professor and Vice-Head of the Department. She is also a CNPq Research Fellow level 1C. Prof. Melo is Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Chair of the IEEE Professional Chapter - Computer Society - in IEEE Center-North Region, Brazil. From 2015 to 2019, she was member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Systems and she is currently member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Computers. She was Vice Program Chair of IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) 2019 and she is co-General Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology (HiCOMB). She has served as Program Committee Member in many prestigious conferences such as IPDPS, Supercomputing, ICPP, ICS, Euro-Par, CCGrid, ISC, SBAC-PAD and HiPC. See more...