Kelly Gaither, PhD

Associate Professor; Senior Research Scientist, Data Visualization and Analytics;

19952018
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Kelly Gaither joined Dell Medical School from the Texas Advanced Computing Center, where she is a senior research scientist, the director of visualization and the interim director of education and outreach. Gaither obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University in computer sciences and completed her Ph.D. in computational engineering at Mississippi State University. She has received a number of honors and awards including the IEEE Service Award for Chairing IEEE Visualization and the Outstanding Staff Researcher award.

Gaither’s research focuses on visual analytics of large, heterogeneous health-related data. Her work has been supported by several grants funded by entities such as the Department of Homeland Security, Microsoft Corp. and the National Science Foundation. Her work has been published in journals such as IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and Computing in Science & Engineering, and she has co-authored textbook chapters.

Gaither lives in Austin with her husband Adam. When not working, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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Research Output 1995 2018

An Information-Theoretic Approach to the Cost-benefit Analysis of Visualization in Virtual Environments

Chen, M., Gaither, K., John, N. W. & McCann, B., Aug 19 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cost benefit analysis
Virtual reality
Visualization
Theaters

The role cultural competency plays in teaching data science

Gaither, K., DeStefano, L., Gomez, R., Rivera, L., Turner, H. & Bland, M., Jul 22 2018, Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2018: Seamless Creativity, PEARC 2018. Association for Computing Machinery, a73

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Teaching
Visualization
Students
Virtual reality
Big data

Advanced computing for social change - Educating and engaging our students to compete in a changing workforce∗

Gaither, K., Gomez, R., Akli, L., Mendenhall, R., Bland, M., Fratkin, S., Rivera, L. & DeStefano, L., Jul 9 2017, PEARC 2017 - Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017: Sustainability, Success and Impact. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. Part F128771. a50

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Brain
Teaching
Visualization
Students

How visualization can foster diversity and inclusion in next-generation science

Gaither, K., Jan 1 2017, In : IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 37, 5, p. 106-112 7 p., 8047430.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Visualization
6 Citations

Stampede 2: The Evolution of an XSEDE supercomputer

Stanzione, D., Barth, B., Gaffney, N., Gaither, K., Mehringer, S., Hempel, C., Wernert, E., Minyard, T., Tufo, H., Panda, D. & Teller, P., Jul 9 2017, PEARC 2017 - Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017: Sustainability, Success and Impact. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. Part F128771. a15

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Supercomputers
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