Kirsten Dawes spent over two years with CDUX, from June 2014 to July 2016. She started as an undergraduate researcher until her graduation in March 2016. After graduation, she remained in the group as a staff member, including managing undergraduate students. Her research involves cache data management on Intel's Xeon Phi in relation to the VisIt visualization program.
Kirsten also did an internship as part of her role in CDUX, when she spent the summer of 2015 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She worked with Jeff Keasler, developing on one of Lawrence Livermore's scientific simulation codes, ALE3D.
Kirsten's time in CDUX inspired her to continue in HPC research. She is now a Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.