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Fernanda Foertter is the Alliance Manager for healthcare, high performance computing (HPC) and AI at tech company NVIDIA. She has been a long-time advocate of graphics processing units (GPUs), parallel computing platform CUDA and programming model OpenACC in the HPC community.

Prior to working at NVIDIA she was a member of the Advanced Data Workflow Group assigned to the Biomedical Science and Engineering Center at the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In this role she worked on scalable deep learning algorithms on next generation high performance computing systems with application to cancer research. Fernanda was also in charge of HPC training and is the original creator of the OLCF GPU Hackathons. Her interests include disrupting healthcare research and advocating for developer productivity for HPC and AI.

Fernanda has a cross-disciplinary background in physics, computational materials science, data science and engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Physics), a Masters of Science (Materials Science Engineering) and she is currently completing her PhD in Philosophy (Data Science and Engineering).