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Kevin Andrew Wins Travel Grant to Attend Supercomputing Center Summer Workshop

Vermont EPSCoR GRA Kevin Andrew attended the San Diego Supercomputing Center at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) from August 6-10, 2018 for their Summer Institute Workshop. Kevin was able to attend because of a student travel grant he received through the program, which covered the majority of costs, including room and board on UCSD's campus for the week of the workshop.

The workshop introduced researchers in both academic and industry fields to the usage, programming, and optimization of software for supercomputers, high performance computers (HPCs) and devices enabled for use with a graphics processing unit (GPU).

As a research student in computing science, one of the largest parts of Kevin's research is developing machine learning models that run on Vermont EPSCoR's Pascal HPC. This workshop was thus useful in accelerating Kevin's work with the BREE project.