Call for Participation: Women Who Cuda

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Lorena Barba

Lorena Barba

Over at the Nvidia Blog, Linda Caplinger writes that the company has announced their Women Who CUDA program. The effort seeks to highlight the work of women who are innovators in the area of GPU computing.

The new program was seeded at the first annual Women@GTC meeting, which took place at the recent GPU Technology Conference.

Lorena Barba, a CUDA Fellow and associate professor of Engineering and Applied Science at George Washington University (GWU) was among the 45 people who came to the session. She suggested we continue the momentum and highlight women who work with GPUs. Barba is an advocate of open-source code for science and leads a research group at GWU in computational science and computational fluid dynamics. We liked her idea, so we’re making it happen. “It’s a good way to remind people that women write code, participate in open-source projects, and invent things,” Barba said. “It’s important to make the technology world more attractive to female students and show them examples of women who are innovators.”

To kick off Women Who Cuda, Nvidia is opening up a “call for submissions survey.”  Sometime after May 30, the company will select a number of submissions for publication on their website, featuring established researchers as well as women who are just starting out in their careers.

How to Enter

Are you a parallel programmer who just happens to be a woman? To have your work considered, fill out this brief survey by May 30.