Hack Arizona 2019 Women in Technology Panelists

Dr. Michelle Strout has been a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona since August 2015 and is the current acting department head. Prof. Strout's main research area is high performance computing and her research interests include compilers and run-time systems, scientific computing, and software engineering. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego in 2003 with Jeanne Ferrante and Larry Carter as co-advisors. In 2008, Michelle received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for her research in parallelization techniques for irregular applications, such as molecular dynamics simulations. In 2010, she received a DOE Early Career award to fund her research in separating the specification of scientific computing applications from the specification of implementation details such as how to parallelize such computations. Some of Prof. Strout's research contributions include the Universal Occupancy Vector (UOV) for determining storage mappings for any legal schedule in a stencil computation, the Sparse Polyhedral Framework (SPF) for specifying inspector-executor loop transformations, dataflow analysis for MPI programs, parameterized and full versus partial tiling with the outset and insets, and loop chaining for scheduling across stencil loops.
Stephanie Swaney: I am a software developer at State Farm who works on authentication & authorization services, primarily in Java. I’ve been full time since I graduated 3 years ago with a Computer Science degree after having 4 internships during college, 2 of which were at State Farm. My last internship experience was the best - I was able to work with seasoned developers who taught me Git, React.js, & how to work well as a team remotely.
Monica has been with General Dynamics for 22 years. She is the Systems Engineering lead and Chief Engineer for a DoD Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) program in GD Ground Systems. Over her career, she has supported programs from proposal to final delivery supporting customer exercises. She was the recipient of a 2011 Rising Star Award from Women of Color and has received three General Dynamics Excellence awards for project leadership and successful program execution. Monica earned a Bachelor and Masters of Electrical Engineering with a focus on Digital and Satellite Communications from the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University.
Brittney Marimow is a Software Developer and Integrator at USAA on the Property and Casualty Policy Modernization team. She started her career at USAA as a backend API developer, but has since taken on front-end React based projects. Brittney graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2018 from with a bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering. During her time at the university she interned at the United States Geological Survey as a user interface designer, IBM as a software development Co-Op and UITS as an Android Developer.