C. Elster, PhD
Dept. of Computer & Information Science, Norwegian University of
Science and Technology (NTNU)
Sem Saelandsvei 9,
N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Tel: +47 7359-3674 Fax: +47
Objectives and Interests
research interests are in experimental high performance and parallel computing.
My current research focus is on developing good models for heterogeneous
computing and parallel software environments. This includes developing and
testing parallel scientific algorithms and codes that interact visually with
the users by taking advantage of the powers in modern GPUs. My current research
also includes adapting larger scientific codes for these novel heterogeneous
architectures. Other topics of interest include performance analysis and
benchmarking of HPC platforms, auto-tunable algorithms, computational steering,
and PIC particle codes, as well as algorithms for signal processing including
fast linear bit-reversal algorithms and algorithms for ADSL & VDSL.
I work very
closely with my graduate students and have so far supervised over 40 masters theses, many of which I help build published papers
on, and several which have received prizes. I also
supervise/co-supervise several PhD students. Together we have built up
my HPC-Lab, a well-respected research lab in heterogeneous and GPU computing
which regularly receives international visitors.
partners/collaborators include AMD, ARM, NVIDIA, Statoil and Schlumberger.
Collaborators from Medical Technology (SINTEF) and Applied Math, Cybernetics,
Marine Tech, Petroleum Engineering and Physics have had and still have several
of their master students doing research in our lab. This has been of tremendous
benefit for my lab, especially w.r.t. getting access
to and gaining understanding of great applications. It is also very satisfying
seeing our work impacting other fields.
Ph.D. Cornell University
(1994) Electrical Engineering
Minor: Computer Science )
"Parallelization Issues and Particle-in-Cell
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Niels
Committee Members: Prof. Keshav Pingali (Computer
Science) and Prof. Soo-Young
Lee (Electrical Engineering)
M.S. Cornell University (1988) Electrical Engineering Thesis Title: "Efficient Parallel
Algorithms for Matrix Operations."
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Anthony P.
University of Massachusetts (1985) Computer Systems Engineering (cum laude). Also enrolled in their Honors Math program.
Studies, University of Oregon , 1981-1982
Business course on Board
Competency ( Styrekompetanse I), Norwegian Business College (BI-Trondheim),
Professor (Førsteamanuensis) in Computational Science, (2001-present) Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI),
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) ,
Trondheim, Norway . I am a member of the Algorithms, HPC and Visualization Group. I
have built up my HPC-lab to become a close-knit and driven research group. I am
currently supervising 1 Post Doc, 2+ PhD students, 5+ master students and about
to hire 1-2 PhD students. I have supervised over 40 masters
theses, many leading to publications and/or prizes, and served on several PhD
I also have a passion for
teaching. I took over our compilers
course when the dept. threatened to cancel it due to lack of interest. I
revamped the course updating it to what is taught at top US institutions, and
it is now a challenging, but very popular course that over 50 took last year. I
also developed from scratch TDT 4200 Parallel programming (senior/master level
elective) which has 50+ students registered this semester, and is thus one of
the largest courses in the world on this topic. Both courses have a heavy
programming component which I feel strongly contributes to the success of these
courses. See Teaching section for further details.
Section Head, Complex Systems,
(2009-2010) Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI),
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) ,
My section includes 8 full-time professors and 5 adjunct
faculty members. Both The Computer Architecture and Design Group
and The Algorithms, HPC and Visualization are
parts of my section.
Visiting faculty member,
ECE Department at Univ. of Texas at Austin , USA.
Visiting scientist 2010/2011 acadmic
2002 (80% leave from NTNU) , Summer 2003, Fall 2005 (sabbatical), Summers
"Conference course" on "Special Problems in Parallel
464H -- ECE Honors Student Project,(Summer 2001).
Adjunct faculty member (Summer and Fall 2000), ECE Department at Univ. of Texas at Austin , USA. Included teaching:
EE 360P -- Operating Systems (Fall 2000)
EE 360C -- Data Structures in C++ (CS7) (Summer 2000)
Associate/Lecturer -- University of Texas at Austin, Center for Numerical Analysis/ Texas
Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (April 1997 - Aug 1999)
Independent research on simulations and
high-performance scientific computing. Proposal writing.
Organized conference: IMACS 1998
CS/M 393N -- Numerical Solutions to Elliptic Partial Differential
Equations (Spring 1999) -- a second level grad. course on
iterative PDE methods (lectured
for Dr. David M. Young)
(Spring 1999) -- Linear Algebra for non-math majors. Assisted with exams and gave several
Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Univ. of
Texas at Austin (Summer 1997 & 1998)
Taught a second level data structures course in C++.
Projects given included a Family Tree Webpage Generator and a project involving
the manipulation of graphical objects as linked lists.
Taught "Advanced Data Types", an algorithms
analysis course summer 1998. Included designing project that generates a k-ary structure of Webpages for a
Website and performing network analysis on the links.
Research Assistant, Cornell University, 1992-1994
Thesis related work with Prof. Niels
Otani, Dr. John G. Shaw (Xerox), and Dr. Palghat S. Ramesh (Xerox)
sponsored in part by Xerox Research, 1992-1994.
Independent research on parallel numerical linear
algebra sponsored by the Mathematical Science Institute, Cornell University,
Joint work with Dr. Hungwen
Li (IBM) on parallel algorithms connected with IBM Yorktown's Polymorphic Torus
Cornell University - Teaching Assistant (1986-88,
School of Electrical Engineering:
Introductory digital systems course (1987-88).
Department of Computer Science:
Junior-level assembly lang. programming course on the
MC68000 (1986, 1990),
Senior-level numerical analysis course (1991),
Introductory programming course in PASCAL (1991).
President of my own company, Acenor
Inc., (1999-present) which focuses on industrial
computing training and consulting, but have mostly put its activities on hold
while starting up my new career in Norway.
Developed training course: "Fundamentals of
Iterative Solvers for Linear Systems", with Dr. David Kincaid for the US
Air Force's Research Center in Dayton, OH, May 2000.
Schlumberger Austin Product Center, Austin, Texas,
1994 - 1997.
Schlumberger APC-Research, End-to-End Simulation
Research Engineer (March 1996 - April 1997)
Worked on parallelizing a physics transport code
porting it to SGI PowerChallenge using MPI.
Also involved in developing discrete event
simulations for payphone systems.
Helped evaluate High Performance Computing resources
for Schlumberger for 1997 and beyond.
Austin Systems Center, Common Systems and Tools
Project Engineer (Sep. 1994 - March 1996)
Worked initially on distributed client-server
architectures for software configuration mgmt system. Thereafter technical lead
of SWIFT (Schlumberger World-wide Issue Filing & Tracking system), a
distributed defect-tracking system based on Scopus/Sybase database software.
Distributed servers (servers located in various countries) were merged and kept
synchronized via Scopus. In contacts with tech. managers at Schlumberger
engineering centers world-wide.
Xerox Corporation - Technical Summer
Intern, Summers 1991 and 1992. Design
Research Institute at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
particle code to be parallelized as part of dissertation work. Summer 1992.
parallel charge transport simulation for hypercube by building on the Parallel
Basic Linear Algebra Subprogram (PBLAS) library developed by author. Summer
1991. (She received a conference award for her PBLAS work – see pubs.
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center - Summer
Research Intern, Summer 1987. Mathematical Sciences, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Dr. Ramesh Agarwal and Dr. James W. Cooley on
developing multi-tasking matrix routines for a group of IBM 3090s.
Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) -
Computer Research Intern, Summer
1986. (CMI is now known as CMR: ) Division of Computer Science, Bergen, Norway.
Dr. Paul O. Frederickson and Dr. Richard M. Chamberlain on developing parallel
matrix algorithms for the Intel iPSC Hypercube as a
part of a Fortran library.
Norsk Hydro A/S -
Computer Technician, Summer 1985
Computer Division, Porsgrunn, Norway.
manual for communication program, provided PC support.
keynote speaker at several international conferences and workshop (see list before
Dept. of Computer & Info Science's (IDI's) candidate for the Dean's (IME's)
teaching prize for fall 2010 for outstanding advising of master students.
from 2010 PhD student conference at NTNU, CSGSC, at their 10th
anniversary banquet for founding this successful conference series.
mention and flowers for service, IDI 2008 – one of 3 receiving this
Member, December 2000.
Conference Award and Student Paper Competition Award for paper entitled
"Basic Matrix Subprograms for Distributed Memory Systems," The Fifth
Distributed Memory Conference, April 1990.
Mention for paper entitled "Fast Bit-Reversal Algorithms", Conf. on
Vector and Parallel Computing, June 1988.
University, Spring 1987;
Norwegian Council for Industrial and Scientific Research, Fall 1986.
Outstanding Researchers, Heftyes' Memorial Fund,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1983-85.
University of Oregon, 1981-82.
International Student Award, University of Oregon, 1982.
Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi Honor Societies.
Selected Professional Service
International Committees and Projects
Committee member, Swedish Foundation
of Strategic Research. Evaluated 40+ proposals for large
(SEK 4-7 million annually) projects for 100 mill SEK call on Information-intensive systems,
2011. Meetings held in Stockholm and Copenhagen
Management Committee Member, COST Action IC0805: Open European Network for High
Performance Computing on Complex Environments, (2009 - ).
Numerical Algorithms Working Group (one of 4 working groups)
Member Expert Advisory Panel on Research Infrastructure reporting to the
Research and Innovation leadership of the Department of Science, Technology and
Development, Danish Governement. Elster is one of 3
of 8 on the panel representing engineering and science. Advise how budgeted DKR
600 millon (2007-2009) is to be spent. Some related
information at: Link
Board Member of SIMS (Scandinavian Simulation Society) ,
Committee Member Nordic European Grid -- a consoritum working on
part of the EU GRID project application for EU FP6. The Nordic countries' NORDUGRID play a major role here.
International Standards Committee
Standards Committee Member (1992-1997). MPI: The Message Passing Interfaces Forum, Represented
Cornell University 1992-1994 and Schlumberger 1995-1997.
Conferences and Workshops Organized
IEEE Cluster 2010, co-organized
workshop related to COST action on High
Performance Computing on Complex Environments as one of 4 working group
PARA 2008 , May 13-16, 2008, Trondheim,
Norway (also listed above)
CSE Workshop in Trondheim Oct. 15,
2003 -- Info & Program
NTNU CS Graduate Student Conference Organized
the first conference held in 2001, and was a co-organizer in 2002. The
conference series has been very succesful and is more
popular than ever.
Minisympoisum on GPU
Computing/EuroGPU 2010 at PARA 2010, Iceland, 8 talks
Stephane Requena (GENCI, France), Two-day Minisyposium
on GPU Computing at ParCo 2009, Lyon, France, September 1-2. 2009.
Minisymposium on Scientific Computing on GPUs,PARA 2008, Trondheim, Norway, May 2008. Co-organizers:
Enrique S. Quintana-Orti, Jose R. Herrero and Anne C. Elster,
Link to the 12 talks.
Minisymposium on HPC Environments: Visualization and
Parallelization Tools at PARA'06 in Umeå, Sweden, June 18-21, 2006.
The Minisymposium has 12 speakers.
Minisymposium on Cluster Computing at
PARCO 2003 http://rparco.urz.tu-dresden.de/PARCO2003/schedule.php
on Parallel Iterative Methods (together with Dr. David R. Kincaid) at Tenth
SIAM Conference and Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, March 12-14,
2001, Portsmouth, VA, USA. http://www.siam.org/confpart/showmin.cfm?SESSIONCODE=231
Rsearch proposal for Swedish Foundation of Strategic Research
proposals for the Danish Research Ministry
Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems
Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC),
Practice and Experience (JWiley)
on Signal Processing (2003-present),
Journal of HPCA, Comm. in Num. Methods in Engineering (CNME),
on Scientific and Statistical Computing (SISSC), and Distributed
Computing by Springer Verlag,
Also reviewer of technical papers, posters and tutorials for many
international conferences. (See “Program Committees”) as well as Reviewer
for NIK 2001 and NIK 2002 .
has served as session chair at many conferences dating back to HCAA4 (The
fourth Conference on Hypercubes , Concurrent Computers and Applications) in
March 1989 in Monterrey, California. Recent conferences not listed under
“Program Committee” include PARA 2004 in Copenhagen and SIMS 2001 http://www2.hit.no/tf/sims2001/sims/programme_files/programme_main.htm.
Committee Member, PARA conference series, (2005-present)
Organizer & Chair, PARA 2008 , May 13-16, 2008, Trondheim,
International Program Committee
SC 2011 (Tutorial Committee) – SC is
the largest conference in my field with now 10 000 attendees and an extensive
tutorial program. Very active on the
HiPC 2011 18th
International Conference on High Performance Computing, Goa, India, Dec. 19-22.
Sponsored by IEEE (PC membership)
IEEE IPDPS 2011, May 16-20, Anchorage,
Alaska (PC member, Applications)
HiPC 2010 -- 17th International Conference on High
Performance Computing, Goa, India, Dec. 19-22. Sponsored by IEEE (PC
UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Sept 2010
CCP 2010 International Conference on
Computational Physics (local committee)
IEEE IPDPS 2010 April 2010, Atlanta,(PC)
Cluster 2010 IEEE International Conference
on Cluster Computing, Sept 20-24, Heraklion, Crete,
Greece. (As the WG Leader for EU COST IC0805 Elster also co-organized a
workshop related to the action.)
(ACM PPoPP 2010 – Elster was invited to
join program committee, but had to decline due to too many other prior
SC'09, (on Technical Paper Committee -- Applications)
Wroclaw (Poland), September 13-16, 2009
ParCo'09, Lyon, France , September 1-4,
IEEE IPDPS 2009, (Applications)
SC'08 -- International Conference on High
Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (a.k.a.
Supercomputing), Austin, Texas, USA, November, 2008 (Co-Chair - Poster
SC'07 (Tutorial Committee)
ParCo 2007 "Parallel Computing
2007" organized by Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University, Sept. 4-7, Germany. Committee List ,
CCGrid05 (International Conference on
Cluster Computing at Grids 2005) Cardiff, UK in May 2005. International Progam Committee Member list
SIMS 2002 ,
Committees and Projects
Member HPC Committee (TRP III), Research
Council of Norway (2003-2004) Serving with: RCN repentative
Dr. Hilde Erlandsen , IT Director Roar Skålin,
Norwegian Meteorological Institute (met.no) , Assoc.
Prof. (Universitetslektor) Lina
von Sydow, Univ. of Uppsala, Sweden; RCN
representative Dr. Gundmund Høst; Professor Knut Børve, Univ of Bergen, Norway; and Professor Risto Nieminen, Helsinki Univ. of
Technology, Finland (leader).
Leader -- subproject on Emerging Technologies (ET) -- Cluster Technologies within NOTUR (Norwegian High Performance
Consortium). This subproject is a coordinated effort between NTNU and Univ. of
Tromsø with anticipated funding through 2003 in excess of NOK 1million. A similiar subproject withing
NOTUR-ET is on Grid Technology between Univ. of Oslo and Univ. of Bergen lead
by Harald S. Simonsen (USIT/UiO).
National Evaluation Committee regarding tenured position at Univ. of Tromsø
National Evaluation Committee regarding promotion at Akershus College.
Alternate Board Member (vara) of NOTUR (Norwegian National High Performance
Computational Program), (fall 2001 - Oct. 2002) for Assoc. Prof. Anne Kværnø, Math, NTNU. Prof. Lasse Natvig, IDI,
was my replacement while I was on leave Spring 2002.
University-level service (NTNU)
Stand organizer for Science fair “Teknologidagene” at NTNU
Sept. 2010 and 2011. Attended by 1200 high school students and their teachers,
Co-Founder and Co-Director Computational Science and Engineering Program at NTNU (2003
– 2006). Program is part of NTNUs ICT strategic initiative. Together with
Prof. Einar Rønquist from our Applied Mathematics department, I was the
original co-director for this program, responsible for HPC Infrastructure and
Computer Science, whereas Prof. Rønquist represented Numerical Analysis. In
2007, NTNU was awarded the new national supercomputer co-funded by the Research
Council of Norway. Its budget was NOK 30 million for the supercomputer system
and another NOK 20 million invested by NTNU in related infrastructure (incl. a
new machine room and a large back-up power system). In Jan. 2007, I handed my position
over to Dr. Jørn Amundsen to focus on other things related to HPC research.
Member, "InfoSam 2020 The
Information Society of 2020 - an exercise in planning for the future",
collaboration between the Faculty (College) of Information Technology and
Mathematics (IME), NTNU and Teknoligirådet the
(Technological Council). Elster's participation
included serving on a panel and being the co-author of two position papers (see
Elster's list of Publications )
Member -- NTNUs Committee of Computational Research and Education (BFU (Utvalg for beregningsorientert
forskning og undervisning))
(Fall 2002 - 2003)
Member (alternate for Pauline Haddow)
– Dean's executive group (ledergruppe) , Strategic Univ. Program in Medical Technology (Fall 2002
and Spring 2003).
Member of Computational Science & Engin. project at NTNU ,
Department-level service (IDI/NTNU)
Section Head (2009-10) – Section for Complex systems (incl HPC,
Algorithms, Computer Architecture and Graphics)
sponsor of programming contests
NCPC (Norwegian Collegiate
Programming Contest – organized under the international ACM contest)
(2006-2010) and IDI Open (2006-2010) a local programming event held in spring.
Since I took ever, these contest have been extremely
successful with over 170 students participating last year and over 250 (IDI
Open Spring 2010). I have also been the National sponsor 2008-2010. I have also
been involved in the fund raising for these events.
-- Teaching Committee, Dept. of Computer and Information
Science, NTNU (summer 2005 - present). See: http://www.idi.ntnu.no/english/organization/ for
a list of current members, committees, etc.
Board Member -- Dept. of Computer and Information Science, NTNU (spring 2001 - 2005).
See: http://www.idi.ntnu.no/english/organization/ for
a list of current members, committees, etc.
Committee of Physical Resources -- Dept. of
Computer and Information Science, NTNU (spring 2001 - 2005). See: http://www.idi.ntnu.no/english/organization/ for
a list of current members, committees, etc.
member -- Committee of Infrastructure and Research Equipment -- Dept. of (spring 2001 - 2005).
"Chief" (HMS), 2002-2003. Duty was passed on April
IEEE , Senior
Member since 2000: Joined as Student Member 1983)
IEEE Computer Society,
Student Section Vice President 1983-84 (Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst)
President 1984-85 (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
IEEE Signal Processing Society , IEEE Women in Engineering , and
SIAM – Life member
Tekna (Norwegian Engineering Society)
AGU (American Geophysical Union) -- Life
NFA (Norwegian Automation Society) ,
NORSIG (Norwegian Signal Processing Society)
SIMS (Scandinavian Simulation Society)
Research and Research Funding
I have been main advisor for 2+ PhD students and over 40
master students in heterogeneous and parallel computing. See separate research
statement and http://resaerch.idi.ntnu.no/hpclab
for details, including list of recent visitors. List of funding follows.
I have also tried for several more
general NFR and EU funding, but so far been more successful with industrial and
PhD stipend support, Statoil –
pending. I have recently found a good Norwegian candidate which is one of the
main challenges. He is currently the TA for my parallel programming course. My
other TA is also interested in a PhD, but may not start until 2013 due to other
Parallel and Heterogeneous Real-Time
Systems Lab. Anne C: Elster (PI). Approved Sept 2011 for NOK 1 million in
equipment and support. Advanced Research Equipment grant, NTNU IME Strategy
NVIDIA CUDA Research Center –
pending, but told a shoe-in for fall 2011 by NVIDIA. Several high-end graphics
cards have already been donated to my lab from NVIDIA 2008-present as part of
my participation in their Professor Affiliation’s program. Total value so far: over
NOK 200 000.
NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Center – Univ.
of Texas at Austi. Anne C. Elster (Main PI), Keshav Pingaly (CS UT Austing) and Mattan Erez (UT ECE) co-PIs.
Received 18 GTX 480 cards and USD 7500 for extra TA support (later matched by
CUDA Teaching Center – NTNU. Anne C.
Elster (PI). Received 20 GTX 480 card + 2070 Telsa
Card (NOK 100 000+ value) + USD 10 000 in TA support for course development.
Computational Medical Visualization.
Frank Lindseth, Anne C. Elster and Trond Kvamsdal (co-PIS).,
2010-2013. Received funding for 3 PhD students. With overhead worth close to
NOK 3mill per year. Funded by IME Dean’s office strategy funds. (Preliminary
application went to Med. Techn. at NTNU
Post Doc support for Dr. Ian Karlin
(PhD U of Colorado, Boulder with Prof. Liz Jessup as advisor). Was offered job
at Sandia Labs in the US, but chose us! 2-yr grant (2011-2013) from Dean’s
PhD stipend for Rune E. Jensen –
funded by Dean’s office after he receive national prize for his master’s thesis
(2010-2013). Value ca. 1 mill/year.
Several smaller equipment grants from
Dept., including cluster used for teaching and research. Latest upgrade in 2010
worth NOK 120 000. Elster is PI.
PhD support for Jan Christian Meyer
(2007-2010) from Dean’s office. Grant I completion
with many others and needed research plan, etc. Work close over 3 million total with 4th year TA support. Meyer taught my
course while I was on sabbatical 2010/11 at UT Austin and hassubmited
his dissertation for review.
direct-to-PhD grant) grant for Thorvald Natvig from Department. Thorvald
finished his dissertation summer 2010 and defended it Dec 2010 (min. 3 month
review required by NTNU.)
Equipment grant and travel support
from Schlumberger for SC 2008 stand.
Brought in over NOK 1 mill for the
PARA 2008 conference. Support came from The Research Council of Norway, NOTUR
(the Norwegian HPC Prokect), The NTNU IO Center, The
NTNU Computational Science and Visualization Program, US Office of Naval
Research Global, and IBM, Microsoft, The MathWorks, Ceetron, Synetic Labs (Sweden),
NVIDIA, Schlumberge and Statoilm
in addition to my deparment, my Dean’s office and,the City of Trondheim (the
latter hosted a reception at the Arch Bishop’s Palace). It was a lot of work.
NOTUR 2004 Compentency projects on GRID, Cluster and Storage
This project was a joint effort by
NTNU, U of Bergen, U of Oslo, U of Tromsø and UNINETT.
Elster raised NOK 1 million at NTNU for these
projects, which made us the largest partner. These funds were matched by the
Research Council of Norway (RCN) which also added in NOK 450K for expanded
storage Hardware that was installed at NTNUs HPC facility for the use of Met.no. Total 2004
budget at NTNU: NOK 2.45 million
The projects ran through 2004.
Several of her students were involved in the GRID and cluster subprojects.
Elster also got some of her colleagues at IDI involved in the storage
NOTUR Emerging Technologies:
Looked at emerging cluster technologies for Norwegian HPC users.
Project leader. Budget 2003: NOK 1 million
IBM SUR grant at
University of Texas
at Austin, 1998 (co-PI with Prof. David M. Young and Dr. David R. Kincaid).
Several fellowship, travel
grants etc. as a graduate student at Cornell University
Contributed to over 50
articles or programs in the Mass media (see list after academic publications) , including recent two-page “Kronikk”
in Dagbladet (2010).
This article led to meetings
with policy makers at the Parliament. I expect this work to continue as I feel
strongly it is important to make the public aware of the importance of
Prepared and co-organized
panel for Grace Hopper Conference for Women in 2002, Vancouver, Canada together
with “Jenter og Data” project leader at IDI.
Originator and author of “Women in Academia” web page (now
taken over similar services)
Board member of Schlumbergers employee club, Austin Systems Center
Expanding Your Horzions encore speaker – US locally organized conferences
for middle school (6th-9th grade)
female pupils to get them interested in engineering and science. Did this both
while at Cornell and at Univ. of Texas at Austin.
Served on the following
local organizational boards:
School's Pre-School (2008-2010)
Bakklandet 1A (Board member for community of 80+
living units, 2009-2010)
Singsakerbakken 17 (Chair
2006, board member 2003-present)
Founding member of
Graduate Student Advocacy group at Cornell University, USA.
IEEE Computer society
student chapter President (1984-85) and Vice President (1983-84)
Eta Kappa Nu Officer (1984-85),
Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst student chapter.
Voice (studied under Nadia
Brown (Ithaca College) and Dr. Cynthia Karnstadt (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
Swimming and Tennis
(lately focused on latter)
Ham radio (US call sign
Tropical fish (have in the
past raised tap-water discus)
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