Research Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University


Welcome to my website !!

I've recently joined Vanderbilt University on the Scalable Computing Laboratory team where I am working on computational data science in HPC, with a special focus on irregular applications.

My overall research interests are parallel and distributed computing on HPC systems with a special focus on networking, IO and fault tolerance. I have received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign whie holding a research assistanship with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

My PhD research has focused on discovering to what extent online failure prediction is a possibility at petascale/exascale and what are the challenges in achieving an effective fault prevention mechanism for current and future HPC systems. Most of my PhD program has been funded by the Blue Waters project, for which I was part of the reliability and fault tolerance team. My PhD work was done in the context of the Joint Laboratory for Petascale Computing.

On this website, you will find information about projects I am involved in, my publications and open source tools I have developed. Feel free to check out my work and if you have any questions, comments, or would like to work together with me, don't hesitate to contact me.

Other links: Linked-in profile - Google citations
Last publications
Reducing Waste in Large Scale Systems Through Introspective Analysis - Leonardo Bautista-Gomez, Ana Gainaru, Swann Perarnau, Devesh Tiwari, Saurabh Gupta, Franck Cappello, Christian Engelmann, and Marc Snir - IPDPS 2016, Chicago, IL, USA

Scheduling the I/O of HPC applications under congestion - Ana Gainaru, Guillaume Aupy, Anne Benoit, Yves Robert, Franck Cappello, Marc Snir - IPDPS 2015, Hyderabad, India

Failure prediction for HPC systems and applications: current situation and open issues - Ana Gainaru, Franck Cappello, Marc Snir, William Kramer - The International Journal of High Performance Computing, Volume 27 Issue 3 Pages 272 - 281, August 2013

Latest news
I won the 2015 Special Prize for Excellence, Gala of Romanian Students Abroad (LSRS), judged by the Romanian Academy (the most important scientific and cultural forum in Romania), awarded for my entire PhD work. The entire list of winners can be found here

CodingIllini (team composed of NCSA staff and UIUC CS graduate students) won the Intel Parallel Universe Coding Competition 2014 (Video about the competition)
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