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Dr. Elster is an Associate Professor of Computer Science (IDI) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, where she founded of the IDI/NTNU HPC-Lab. Her research focus is Heterogeneous and Parallel Computing, including GPU computing. She served on an Expert Panel on research infrastructure for the Danish Research and Innovation Ministry and is currently one of four Working Group leaders of EU COST Action IC0805: Open European Network for High Performance Computing on Complex Environments.
Dr. Elster holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University where she had a lot of fun at their supercomputer center (a.k.a. Theory Center ) exploring various HPC systems in the late 1980s and early 1990s. After graduating from Cornell, she worked for Schlumberger in Austin before returning to acadmia via the Univ. of Texas at Austin in 1997. She served on the MPI standards committees (MPI and MPI-2) for Cornell and Schlumberger, respectively, and became a Senior Member of the IEEE in 2000. After joining NTNU in 2001, she served on the Research Council of Norway's HPC committee lead by Prof. Risto Nieminen (TRP III, 2003-2004). She has been a visiting faculty member at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Univ. of Texas at Austin.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Kenneth Ruud has been appointed to the position of Subject Editor of Open Communications in Chemistry.
Kenneth Ruud is Professor of chemistry at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway where he is the Vice President (Prorektor) for Research, and director of the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (CTCC) , a Norwegian Centre of Excellence.
His PhD was awarded at the University of Oslo in 1998 after which he spent two years as a postdoc at the San Diego Supercomputer Centre/University of California, San Diego. Kenneth was the first Nordic researcher to be honoured with the Dirac Medal for outstanding young computational chemists and he is author or coauthor of more than 250 scientific articles. In 2004 he received a five-year scholarship as an Outstanding Young Scientist from the Research Council of Norway, and in 2011 he also received an ERC Starting Grant.
Kenneth Ruud is President of the Norwegian Chemical Society and Chairman of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE). He is also one of the main contributors to the DALTON computational chemistry software package, which is an effort initiated by a Nordic research community.
View Professor Ruud's profile on the University of Tromsø site.
OCP is currently recruiting for a number of Editorial positions for all six newly-established journals. Applications are welcomed from academics with expertise in any of the areas covered by OCP journals and with an enthusiasm for open access publishing. Find out more here .