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Patricia Kovatch

Computer Engineer

Patricia Kovatch is the founding Associate Dean for Scientific Computing at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, joining in 2011. She established a scalable and sustainable high-performance computing and data infrastructure, emphasizing a collaborative approach partnering computational experts with researchers to tackle complex scientific questions to better diagnose and treat disease. In 2014, Kovatch was awarded a $2 million NIH grant to build a 5 Petabyte Omics Data Engine. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, she built and led the $75 million National Institute for Computational Sciences of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 2009, she deployed the world’s third-fastest machine, a 1.17 petaflop Cray XT5 for the National Science Foundation. Kovatch has published research on wide area parallel file systems and job scheduling for supercomputers.

Past Programs Featuring Patricia Kovatch

Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm