Lorena Barba Named NVIDIA CUDA Fellow

Lorena Barba, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named one of NVIDIA’s four new CUDA Fellows. CUDA (the Compute Unified Development Architecture) is a parallel computing architecture developed by NVIDIA for programming Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Prof. Barba has been a leader in adopting and advancing the use of GPUs in scientific programming, and this award recognizes that leadership.

In addition to the CUDA Fellowship, Prof. Barba is also a faculty fellow of the Hariri Institute, which is helping to support her research with a seed grant project for the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC).

More information about Prof. Barba’s award can be found in the announcement from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.