Thizirie Ould Amer
Episode 1: Meeting amazing people, admiring nature and eating pizzas.
Ciao, Hello, Salut, Hallo, Hola, γεια σας, Merhaba, Zdravo, Szia!*
My name is Thizirie. I am from Algeria and I am studying in the baguette, fromage (cheese) and wine country, at Sorbonne University.
I have just finished the fourth and penultimate year in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science there and I am so passionate about what I am going to do after graduating: Artificial Intelligence.
This brings us to today’s post! Why am I in an HPC summer school if I want to do work on AI projects later? Well, it is simple. Both are incredibly awesome and large fields but also, HPC has a lot to do with the time optimization in Machine Learning and AI.
Now, you can easily guess which project I am going to do this summer, but let us pretend that you don’t know and I will keep the title secret till the next post!
This week I have met 23 over 24 of the other participants and I must say that, despite all the excitement I am feeling about beginning my project in my future center, I wish we had more time to spend together. It really seems like one of the first selection criteria was kindness. Everyone is so joyful and the more you talk to them, the more you enjoy your stay. The increase is exponential, believe me.
I will just leave you with this picture to encourage you to come and visit Bologna.
The training week
Yes, I know, you thought we never work since we chat a lot and go out? No!
We are lucky enough to be hosted by CINECA where we are meeting many talented people who teach us so many interesting HPC programming sides like MPI and OpenMP. Tomorrow we are learning about GPU programming so I am very excited about this day!
It is now time to go to bed and be ready for tomorrow’s class and city center’s tour! Next time you will read about my project!
*Hello in some of 2019 Prace’s participants languages.