SHPCP April Lunch & Learn

Date(s) - April 28, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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The Society of HPC Professionals lunch and learn event


Lunch & Learn – April 2022

Texas Women in HPC: Leveling the Playing Field
Melyssa Fratkin, UT Texas Advanced Computing Center

28 April 2021 | Live stream
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About the Event

TXWHPC brings together a diverse community of professionals in industry, academia, and government, from the advanced computing community across the state. HPC is one of many industries facing an uphill battle in diversity, so we’ll talk about the challenges and some ways to combat them. More diverse teams are more successful – make sure you’re among them.

About the Speaker

Melyssa Fratkin
Industrial Programs Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

Melyssa Fratkin is the Industrial Programs Director at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. In this role, she oversees TACC’s corporate partnerships and government relations activities. Melyssa focuses on developing and managing strong collaborations between industry and academia with the Science & Technology Affiliates for Research (STAR) program.

Melyssa is the founding co-chair of Texas Women in HPC, an organization aimed at supporting women and minorities in high performance computing in industry, academia and government across the state of Texas, by engaging in initiatives to raise awareness and broaden diversity in HPC. She also serves as Communications Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC).

Melyssa received a BA from Rutgers University and MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

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