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CS Colloquium

DateTuesday, January 20, 2015
Time11:00 am
Concludes12:15 pm
LocationGould-Simpson 906
DetailsPlease join us for coffee and light refreshments at 11am in Gould-Simpson 906.

Faculty Host: Dave Lowenthal
SpeakerKatherine Isaacs
AffiliationUniversity of California, Davis

Visualizations for Understanding Performance in Large-Scale Parallel Applications

Understanding the behavior of software in the systems on which they run is necessary in order to intelligently make improvements. While we can generate vast amounts of data about these applications as they execute, making sense of that data is difficult. Visualization aids this process by providing context to the data and intuitive means by which to explore it. However, current visual representations are not effective in handling the scale and complexity involved. In this talk, I will present visualizations addressing these challenges for the purpose of studying the performance of massively parallel applications.


Katherine Isaacs is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis researching information visualization techniques for performance analysis. In 2012 she was awarded a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF). She completed a B.S. in computer science and a B.A. in mathematics at San José State University and a B.S. in physics at the California Institute of Technology.