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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.

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:

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.

Service: I volunteer with various events within the CS department at UNC, including helping with the UNC Science Expo, marshalling at Commencement, and helping coordinate the Graduate Women in CS annual Research Symposium. For the 2017-2018 academic year, I am also serving as an officer in the Computer Science Student Association (CSSA), the graduate student association in the Computer Science Department.

Contact Info: tamert at cs dot unc dot edu

Last Updated: 2017-06-16