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Barbara Chapman

Computer Science
Dr. Chapman joined SBU in September 2015 as an IACS core faculty member and is a professor in Computer Science.  She is a native of New Zealand who studied Mathematics and Computer Science in her home country, Germany and Northern Ireland, where she completed her Ph.D. on software support for distributed memory programming. She has been engaged in research on parallel programming languages and compiler technology for more than 15 years. Prior to coming to Stony Brook, her research group at the University of Houston developed OpenUH, a state-of-the-art open source compiler that is used to explore language, compiler and runtime techniques, with a special focus on multi-threaded programming. Dr. Chapman has been involved with the evolution of the OpenMP directive-based programming standard since 2001. She also is an active participant in the OpenSHMEM and OpenACC programming standards efforts. Her work explores programming models for large-scale computing with a focus on node programming, strategies for runtime optimizations, compiler-tool interactions and high-level programming models for embedded systems.