HPC Software Architect
Jesmin Jahan Tithi joined SBU in 2011. She graduated from Stony Brook University with
a PhD in Computer Science in 2015. Her dissertation title was “Engineering High-performance
Parallel Algorithms with Applications to Bioinformatics.” She finished her bachelor's
degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering
and Technology in 2009.
I work as an HPC Software Architect in the Platform Architecture and Performance Team
at Intel Corporation. I work on developing, implementing, optimizing new parallel
algorithms for solving computational problems on a variety of parallel architectures
and architecting new programming platforms that are potentially better fit for new
heterogeneous hardware. I also do workload characterizations to understand what impacts
performance of a workload and influence hardware decisions based on that. The application
areas I am currently concentrating on are machine learning and bioinformatics.
Structure of a typical day
Sometimes my days start at 6 am in the morning attending meeting with folks in Europe.
I usually have multiple phone meetings in the day and a few face-to-face meetings.
The rest of the time I work on my own. Sometimes I present my results to others. There
are weekly meetings where I need to present my achievements for the week. I also go
to the gym in the office and attend some dance classes to refresh myself. I usually
take just one coffee break in the whole day.
Finding the job
I had already completed a very successful internship at Intel, and then one of my
colleagues found my resume in a database and emailed me whether I was interested in
a position at Intel.
Advice to other students
Keep working hard and be honest and respectful to others. Keep explaining your work
as much as possible. That helps always. Try every possibility you have. You never
know what God has chosen for you!