Chief Data Science Officer
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Dr. İlkay Altıntaş is the Chief Data Science Officer of the San Diego Supercomputer Center as well as a Fellow of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at the University of California San Diego. She is the Founding Director of the Workflows for Data Science (WorDS) Center of Excellence and the WIFIRE Lab. The WoRDS Center specializes in the development of methods, cyberinfrastructure, and workflows for computational data science and its translation to practical applications. The WIFIRE Lab focuses on methods for all-hazards knowledge from data collection to modeling efforts, and has achieved significant success in helping to manage wildfires. Among the awards she has received are the 2015 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing for Early Career Researchers and the 2017 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award. Altıntaş holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.