Dr. Kelly GaitherDirector of Visualization, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Kelly Gaither is the Director of Visualization, a Senior Research Scientist, and the interim Director of Education and Outreach at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Gaither leads the visualization activities while conducting research in scientific visualization, visual analytics and augmented/virtual reality. She received her doctoral degree in Computational Engineering from Mississippi State University in May, 2000, and received her masters and bachelors degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 1992 and 1988 respectively. Gaither has over thirty refereed publications in fields ranging from Computatational Mechanics to Supercomputing Applications to Scientific Visualization. She is currently a co-PI and the director of Community Engagement and Enrichment and for Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE2), a $120M project funded by the National Science Foundation. She has given a number of invited talks and keynotes. Over the past ten years, she has actively participated in conferences related to her field, specifically acting as general chair IEEE Visualization 2004 and general chair of XSEDE16.