Empowering Women in HPC and AI
September 13, 2021
Even as artificial intelligence (AI) and high performance computing (HPC) jobs grow, the gender imbalance remains strong. According to a 2020 World Economic Forum report, women fill only 26% of AI positions. To strengthen the engagement of women involved in AI and supercomputing, UF recently launched its chapter of Women in HPC. The WHPC chapter will offer educational opportunities, networking, and foster community across disciplines for female faculty, staff, and students.
To celebrate the chapter launch, UFIT is hosting the first Women in HPC and AI panel on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The virtual panel features four distinguished faculty and a senior Medical AI member of NVIDIA:
● Alina Zare, Professor, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
● Jasmine McNealy, Associate Professor, College of Journalism and Communications
● Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
● Tina Tallon, Assistant Professor, College of the Arts
● Mona Flores, Global Head of Medical AI, NVIDIA
Panelists will discuss their experiences in the field and share career advice. Participants can ask questions during the Q&A session following the panel discussion. This event is free, but registration is required. Everyone in UF’s community is welcome to attend. To become a member of the UF WHPC chapter, please complete the form on the WHPC website and select “University of Florida” on the chapter list.