Kristi Belcher

M.S. 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 M.S. student in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon, who will graduate in Spring 2020. 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. 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:
    • 2018: Phillip W. and Judy A. Seeley Graduate Fellowship in Computer and Information Science
    • 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