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Kathy Yelick Part of ‘I Am HPC’ Plenary Panel at SC23

November 6, 2023

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Kathy Yelick, former Computing Sciences Area Associate Lab Director at Berkeley Lab, is one of three featured participants in the SC23 opening plenary panel, “I Am HPC: Impact and Future Directions.” 

The event will take place Monday, Nov. 13, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m., in the Mile High Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the plenary will focus on the impact of high performance computing in the context of leading scientific and technical achievements and resources. The panel will also explore some of the major impacts of HPC on scientific discovery and society as well as some of its future technical and applications directions.

“‘I Am HPC’ reflects SC23’s focus on the people of HPC who make the HPC magic happen,” explained Dorian Arnold, SC23 General Chair, during a presentation at SC22. “‘I Am HPC’ also reflects SC23’s charge to promote inclusive excellence around this. We hope to stimulate thoughts and activities that foster the continuous evolution of our community to welcome and nurture all persons to the field.”

“Participating in this panel is a great opportunity to talk not just about the future of HPC but the future of the scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and software developers who comprise the HPC community,” said Yelick, who today is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Berkeley and Senior Faculty Scientist at Berkeley Lab. “It is an exciting time to be in this field, and I am constantly encouraged by the energy and insights of younger researchers who are pushing HPC and scientific discovery forward in all kinds of new directions.”

Yelick is also giving the keynote at the WHPC@23 workshop during SC23. Her presentation, “When to Jump: Managing your Career and Maximizing your Impact,” will take place on Monday, Nov. 13, 9:05-10:00 a.m. in Room 505 of the convention center.

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High performance computing plays a critical role in scientific discovery. Researchers increasingly rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, computational science, data science, and large-scale computing and networking to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new foundations, tools, and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research across a broad range of scientific disciplines.