Marta Cudova is a 25 years old Czech girl coming from the heart of the South Moravia, a lovely city called Brno. She has just finished her master’s studies in the field of Computer and Embedded Systems at the Brno University of Technology. Her master’s thesis focused on the acceleration of algorithms for clustering tunnels in proteins. Such a computation is performed on huge multidimensional datasets and the clustering process is very computationally intensive. Now, she continues as a PhD student at the same school. She would like to specialize in High Performance Computing and parallelisation of scientific applications. This is also the reason why she decided to attend the Summer of HPC.
However, computers are not Marta’s only hobby. Marta loves traveling, music, dancing and sports like badminton, skiing and bouldering. She has taken a great interest in motorbikes and she also owns one – a KTM Duke 390 (which is awesome). Marta usually rides a motorbike with her boyfriend and father (I guess they race and she is the best one! – I have seen her skills on gokarts).
Marta used to work as an in-line skating instructor during summer holidays for the last 6 years. She was mainly teaching small children. But now, everything changed! Marta is going to the wonderful, historical, capital city of Scotland – Edinburgh, where she will not be skating. Instead, she will be working on the problem of parallelisation scientific python applications at EPCC under Dr Neelofer Banglawala. Marta will be working with applications in the field of fluid dynamics computation, especially. That is wonderful! Visiting Great Britain and staying there for some time has always been Marta’s big dream. Thus, she is very very proud and happy to stay in such a lovely country for two whole months. She also hopes she becomes a Python Ninja after finishing the SoHPC (although she is a Python Ninja already in my opinion).
Now, Marta enjoyed a great week in Juelich where she met a lot of interesting people and made a lot of new friends. Marta is a little bit sad because she has to go to Edinburgh and leave such a great group of people. But she’s looking forward to meeting new people and she also hopes she will meet her new friends in future.