2018 The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis
Texas State University Computer Science student Samantha Coyle took part in the Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates program at Supercomputing 2018 (SC18). The goals of the program were: (1) introduce undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above to high performance computing (HPC) research topics and techniques; (2) introduce participants to various aspects of HPC research covered at the SC18 conference; (3) provide a better understanding of opportunities to perform research as an undergraduate and potentially in graduate school.
Selection to the program was competitive with applications from elite students in the United States and abroad. Samantha Coyle from Texas State Computer Science was one of the 23% invited to join.
Ms. Coyle presented her research on parallelizing facility planning algorithms at the conference. She said, “I was really nervous about the presentation, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Several people from national labs were asking questions and I was able to answer almost all of them. It was very exciting! My conference days were full of networking at the exhibit hall; attending student panels; hearing talks on new technologies; and networking mixers. I was able to interact with people from Japan, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia, and from varying professions such as academic research, NASA, national labs, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, etc. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and I am eager to start the next steps in my research here at Texas State.”
Congratulations to Samantha and thank you for representing Texas State Computer Science!
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019, midnight