Veronica G. Vergara Larrea portrait

Veronica G Melesse Vergara

Section Head

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 Section Head of the Operations Section in the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS). She was previously the Group Leader of the System Acceptance & User Environment Group in the NCCS, which is home to the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). 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.

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