Biography
Carolyn Connor is an R&D Manager for the High Performance Computing Systems Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The HPC Systems Group provides all aspects of HPC system administration and infrastructure deployment and administration for the Laboratory’s HPC capability, including world-class storage and high-speed networking infrastructure and expertise. In 2015, Dr. Connor founded and continues to serve as Chair of the Women of Computing and Advocates Employee Resource Group at LANL. She helped organize and served as moderator for a 2019 LANL Women’s ERG panel entitled, “Women in IT and IS: How They Thrive.” She co-founded and directed the Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute, a summer intensive workshop for undergraduate students, for ten years. She has attended GHC many times and led a GHC 2016 Student Opportunity Lab. In addition, she has co-organized technical workshops for three prior Richard Tapia Diversity in Computing Conferences. Her undergraduate work was in electrical and computer engineering. She earned her doctorate in optical sciences. In her spare time she coaches high school speech and debate and is a Two Diamond Coach in the National Speech and Debate Association.