Verónica G. Melesse Vergara (Vergara Larrea) is originally from Quito, Ecuador. Verónica earned a B.A. in Mathematics/Physics at Reed College and a M.S. in Computational Science at Florida State University. Verónica has over a decade of experience in the high performance computing field and is currently Group Leader of the System Acceptance and User Environment Group at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility. In addition to providing assistance to OLCF users, Verónica is part of the systems testing team, led acceptance for Summit, and is leading acceptance for Frontier, ORNL’s exascale supercomputer. Her research interests include high performance computing, large-scale system testing, and performance evaluation and optimization of scientific applications. Verónica is a member of both IEEE and ACM and serves in the ACM SIGHPC Executive Committee and the SC Steering Committee.
R&D Activities Contributions
SPEC High-Performance Group - The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) High-Performance Group (HPG) develops benchmarks that represent large, real applications, in scientific and technical computing, Active benchmark suites include…
SIGHPC Executive Committee - Meetings CoordinatorAs Meetings Coordinator, Verónica oversees the submission and review process of in-cooperation with SIGHPC proposals and sponsorship requests. Events granted in-cooperation status are eligible to publish their proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.
SIGHPC Executive Committee - SC Workshops CoordinatorAs SC Workshops Coordinator, Verónica oversees the submission and review process of in-cooperation with SIGHPC status proposals. SC Workshops that are granted in-cooperation with SIGHPC status are able to publish their proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.
2020 — UT Battelle Awards Night - Community Outreach
2020 — UT Battelle Awards Night - Technical Support for Research
2019 — UT Battelle Awards Night - Mission Support
2018 — U.S. Department of Energy Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award
2015 — Cray User Group 2015 Best Paper Award