Assistant professor Becchi featured by prominent visual computing company
NVIDIA, a prominent visual computing company, recently featured Michela Becchi, an assistant professor in the University of Missouri’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, as one of 30 women chosen to share their stories on how they use the company’s compute unified device architecture (CUDA) parallel computing platform and programming model in meaningful ways in a project entitled “Women and CUDA.” CUDA was created by NVIDIA to enable “dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit.”
Becchi’s story centers on how she uses graphic processing units to aid her research by providing her with a quality platform for programming and piquing the interest of students. Her areas of interest include parallel computing, heterogeneous computing, algorithm acceleration, hardware-software co-design, design of programming models and runtime systems for parallel computing, and networing systems.
Becchi’s full story and those of the other participants can be found here. Becchi’s story is on the second page.