Location: Albuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico is a Tier 1 research institution located in Albuquerque, NM. They have some notable alumni, including our pal Dr. Jack Dongarra (Turing Award Winner, also on our Advisory Board).
The school frequently collaborates with national labs and other research organizations on topics like robotics and Covid modeling. UNM is joining the Winter Classic in order to find new avenues to educate students and prepare them for careers in HPC.
Their team is six members strong, with four seniors and two sophomores.
(Picture: UNM Lobo mascot chillin’ on campus….)
"Sachi Barnaby is a sophomore majoring in computer science. She is currently researching robotic cooperative transport inspired by ants, and she is interested in interdisciplinary work related to robotics and complex systems. Outside of the classroom, she plays the oboe in the Symphony Orchestra."
"Carter Frost is a transfer student from Santa Cruz, California he is just starting his third semester here at UNM. For over 10 years he worked in cybersecurity working on private key infrastructure like national ID systems, Certificate management and private key storage systems called HSMs(systems that establish and maintain trust). He has been taught at Cabrillo College/PVUSD engineering camps well over the 7 years, as well as being a supplemental instructor at Cabrillo College. Carter got into robotics ~5 years ago initially through his local community college in California (Cabrillo College's) Robotics club, He worked remotely with UNM's Moses Biological Computation Lab on various projects like with NASA's Houston space center on a new class of rovers for the Moon & Project ChiliHouse but he has made the move out to Albuquerque and is now working on UNM's VolCAN team."
"Alex Knigge is a first-year Computer Science student at the University of New Mexico. She is a former intern at the Center for High Technology Materials doing research on waveguides for optical lasers while her current research interests at Sandia National Laboratories involve environmental modeling and simulations. She also plays trombone for UNM’s Soundpack Band and is involved with the UNM Esports team."
"Ellie Larence is a junior studying computer science. Her current work focuses on encoding immunological signals to enhance SIMCoV, an agent-based model of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and is particularly interested in computational solutions to biological problems. She enjoys eating and making elaborate baked goods."
"Abigail Pribisova is a senior studying computer science at the University of New Mexico. Throughout her undergraduate degree, she has conducted research on mathematical and computational models of viral spread, satisfiability and interpolation algorithms, discrete event simulations, network theory, and applied machine intelligence. She also plays five instruments."
"Ryan Scherbarth is a sophomore Computer Science student at the University of New Mexico. Interested in the Cyber Security space, he previously worked as a software resiliency engineer within the space vehicles directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, and is currently working as a solutions architect intern in the Cyber Security & Mission Computing Center at Sandia National Laboratories."