2014 Internet2 Global Summit

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Sandra Gesing

ORG University of Notre Dame Title BIO Sandra Gesing is a research assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and a computational scientist at the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US. Her research interests include science gateways for bioinformatic applications, grid and cloud computing, parallel programming, and GPU programming. In this context, she works on disease modeling and on analysis frameworks for modeling, molecular simulations and docking tools (Projects VecNet, VectorBase, MoSGrid). Prior to the position, she was a research associate in the Data-Intensive Research Group at the University of Edinburgh, UK, in the area of data-intensive workflows and in the Applied Bioinformatics Group at the University of Tübingen, Germany, in the area of science gateways and grid computing. Additionally, she has perennial experience as a project manager and system developer in industry. As head of a system programmer group, she has led long-term software projects (e.g. infrastructure on web-based applications) for a major insurance company. She received her German diploma in computer science from extramural studies at the FernUniversität Hagen and her PhD in computer science from the University of Tübingen, Germany.

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