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Mrs. Alison Kennedy, MA, BA,Dip BusAdmin

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I am Executive Director of EPCC where I have worked for over 20 years. EPCC runs national and local HPC services mainly for the academic research community in the UK, undertakes technology transfer projects with industry and is very active in large European research and infrastructure projects, including PRACE, EUDAT and CRESTA. I was employed initially at EPCC as a Project and Programme Manager, following a previous career working in industry as a real-time systems programmer, project manager and product manager for a variety of large technology companies.  
I sit on the Executive Board of EUDAT, the European project which is building a Collaborative Research Data Infrastructure, where I have responsibility for sustainability issues and I also sits on the Steering Group of the UK Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Centre, which is investigating the algorithms and software methodology underpinning HPC. I am also a Member of the Board of Directors of the PRACE aisbl (the body which runs the European HPC infrastructure).

Research Interests

My research interests are mainly in the establishment and operation of large eInfrastructures for cross-disciplinary collaborative research.

Research outputs

  1. DEISA-Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. DEISA: eScience in a Collaborative, Secure, Interoperable and User-friendly Environment

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative (DECI) and Science Community Support

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research projects

  1. iCORDI

    Project: Research

  2. EUDAT: European DATa

    Project: Research

  3. EUDAT: European DATa

    Project: Research

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