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ACM Athena Lecturer Katherine Yelick to Present at SC13

This week SC13 announced that Katherine Yelick of LBNL will address the conference as the 2013-2014 Athena Lecturer. The award honors outstanding women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science.

The Athena Lecturer award is a leading award in the computing community, and is a well-deserved honor that recognizes Dr. Yelick’s rich legacy of accomplishments in the field,” said William D. Gropp, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science at the University of Illinois and General Chair of SC13. “Kathy’s research has led to fundamental improvements in the ways in which we think about parallelism in complex applications and express it at large scale.”

Yelick’s was recognized for an extensive body of work including the co-creation of Unified Parallel C (UPC) and core contributions to the theory and practice of performance analysis, modeling, and optimization for the field of high performance computing.

For 25 years the SC conference series has served as the focal point of innovation in the HPC community,” said Satoshi Matsuoka, professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and chair of the SC13 Technical Program. “We are proud that Dr. Yelick has chosen this conference for her lecture, and feel it is entirely in keeping with the SC tradition of excellence and leadership in our field. Kathy’s successful research career and her deep commitment to developing the next generation of computing professionals exemplify the core values of this conference.”

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