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Tanya Amert

About: I am a third-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My work is in the area of Real-Time Systems, supervised by Dr. James H. Anderson. I am particularly interested in systems that utilize one or more GPUs, and the factors that affect the schedulability of these systems.

Before coming to UNC, I received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (course VI-2) from MIT in 2011 and 2012, respectively. I then spent three years at Microsoft as a Software Development Engineer in Office.

Research: My research primarily focuses on Real-Time Systems that utilize one or more GPUs, and the related schedulability and response-time bound challenges.

Conference and workshop papers:

Talks: I participated in a CRA-W Undergraduate Town Hall, where I talked about some of my work on accelerating cloth simulation, and gave advice on applying to graduate school in CS. I was also featured in a CRA-W Profile of Women in Computing.

Teaching: At UNC, I have the opportunity to teach the undergradate algorithms course for the fall of 2017:

At UNC, I have also been involved in the following courses:

While at MIT, I taught in a variety of capacities, including as a graduate Teaching Assistant, an undergraduate Lab Assistant, and a tutor, for a range of classes:

Outreach: Currently, I volunteer with the UNC Girls Who Code club. In the 2016-2017 academic year, I first served as a teaching assistant, helping the girls design and build a group project that inspired them. Later in the year, I was a facilitator teaching programming concepts using Python and JavaScript. I look forward to volunterring as co-coordinator for the club in the coming year!

While I was at Microsoft, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to volunteer in local and remote high schools teaching computer science concepts with TEALS. In the fall of 2013, I (remotely) taught Introduction to CS to students in the Lower Yukon School District in western Alaska. In the spring of 2014, I volunteered at a school in Federal Way, Washington, and switched to working with AP CS students in Issaquah, Washington for the 2014-2015 school year.


Contact Info: tamert at cs dot unc dot edu

Last Updated: 2017-07-05