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Lorena A Barba Faculty Member

Lorena A. Barba is professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She holds a PhD in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology and BSc/PEng degrees in mechanical engineering from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. Her research includes computational fluid dynamics, high-performance computing, computational biophysics, and animal flight. An international leader in computational science and engineering, she is also a long-standing advocate of open source software for science and education, and she is well known for her courses and open educational resources. She was a recipient of the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Award for Open Social Sciences, and in 2017, was nominated and received an honorable mention in the Open Education Awards for Excellence of the Open Education Consortium. Prof. Barba received the NSF Faculty Early CAREER award (2012), was named CUDA Fellow by NVIDIA Corp. (2012), is an awardee of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) First Grant program (2007), is an Amelia Earhart Fellow of the Zonta Foundation (1999) and a leader in computational science and engineering internationally. From 2014 to 2021, she was a member of the Board of Directors for NumFOCUS, a US non-profit, She is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/AIP Computing in Science and Engineering, and The Journal of Open Source Education, which she founded, and a member of the editorial board for the ReScience C Journal. She was a founding editor of The Journal of Open Source Software, and a member of the board until 2021. In 2020, she was named Jupyter Distinguished Contributor.

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