Kristi Belcher is a third year 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 in the context of GPU and high-performance computing. In Summer 2019, she went to Oak Ridge National Lab to work on developing and studying hybrid CPU/GPU implementations of particle advection with VTK-m. Directed Research Project on utilizing Data Parallel Primitives to implement 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.
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