Kristi Belcher

Ph.D. Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
CIS Department
University of Oregon

Office:205 Deschutes
E-mail: kab163[at]cs[dot]uoregon[dot]edu


Kristi Belcher is an incoming Ph.D. student in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon. Her research interests include efficient usage of many-core architectures (especially GPUs), and she plans to pursue this topic in the context of high-performance computing. She previously completed her B.S. at Texas State University, where she worked with Dr. Martin Burtscher as part of the Efficient Computing Laboratory. Her work at Texas State culminated in an Honors Thesis, titled "Multi-GPU Parallelization of Irregular Algorithms." Kristi was active in pursuing internships during her undergraduate experience, including internships at Apple, Qualcomm, and ExxonMobil.

Honors and Awards
  • Mar. 2017: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Dec. 2016: Graduated summa cum laude from Texas State University with a B.S. in Computer Science
  • June 2012: Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Scholarships:
    • 2016: James and Elizabeth Camp Endowed Scholarship
    • 2016: Texas State University Computer Science Department Scholarship
    • 2016: Durrenberger Scholarship for Women in Science
    • 2016: Joan K. Thompson Scholarship
    • 2016: Suzanne B. Patenaude Scholarship
    • 2015: Texas State University Government Scholarship
    • 2014: Texas Space Crew Memorial STEM Scholarship