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Women @ Energy: Kathryn Mohror

February 20, 2014 - 9:20am

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Kathryn Mohror is a computer scientist on the Scalability Team at the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Kathryn Mohror is a computer scientist on the Scalability Team at the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Kathryn Mohror is a computer scientist on the Scalability Team at the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Kathryn’s research on high-end computing systems is currently focused on scalable fault tolerant computing and performance measurement and analysis. Her other research interests include scalable automated performance analysis and tuning, parallel file systems, and parallel programming paradigms. Kathryn has been working at LLNL since 2010.

1) What inspired you to work in STEM?

I have always been drawn to math and science. I can't imagine being happy doing anything else.

2) What excites you about your work at the Energy Department?

I know that my work is not only academic. The results of my research have the potential to make significant impact in the real world by helping domain scientists run their simulations faster on supercomputing systems.

3) How can our country engage more women, girls, and other underrepresented groups in STEM?

Creating positive role models goes a long way. Movies and TV shows that portray women as strong and technically gifted help girls realize they have choices in their career paths. 

4) Do you have tips you'd recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Work hard and know that it's not easy, but that the sense of accomplishment when solving a challenging problem is awesome!

5) When you have free time, what are your hobbies?

I like to work in my garden, and I enjoy cooking, yoga, and running.

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