ECE students selected for the Grace Hopper Scholarship

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ECE PhD students Melissa Romanus and Ashley Zebrowski were selected for the Grace Hopper Scholarship, which supports their attendance at the Grace Hopper Conference, http://gracehopper.org/2013/ the premier conference for Women in Computing. The dates are October 2-5, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

GHC is the largest technical conference for women in computing and results in collaborative proposals, networking, and mentoring for junior women and increased visibility for contributions of women in computing.


Ashley and Melissa are members of the Research in Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory (RADICAL), pursuing a PhD in the area of distributed computing under the supervision of Prof. Shantenu Jha.   Ashley will be presenting work on multi-level scheduling in a distributed environment. The work is made possible through the Pilot-Jobs, which allow application-level scheduling approaches to work in conjunction with system-level scheduling.   SAGA is used for interoperability between heterogeneous resources.   Melissa's research involves studying the correlations between compute and data in a distributed application in order to make better placement decisions across heterogeneous resources.