Veronika Strnadova-Neeley

Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara


Email: veronika at cs dot ucsb dot edu
Lab location: 5th floor of Harold Frank Hall, Room 5110

Here is my lab web page

Research

I am a member of the CSC Lab, with adviser John Gilbert. I am interested in large-scale clustering algorithms, graph algorithms, linear algebra and scientific computing. I have added a CSE Emphasis to my Ph.D. curriculum. I took my Major Area Exam (MAE) on Clustering at Large Scales in January 2014. Here are my MAE slides. Here is my MAE Page.

Publications

Characterizing Online Discussions in Microblogs Using Network Analysis. Veronika Strnadova, David Jurgens, Tsai-Ching Lu. In Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium Series. (2013)Slides

Efficient and Accurate Clustering for Large-Scale Genetic Mapping. Veronika Strnadova, Aydin Buluc, Jarrod Chapman, John R. Gilbert, Joseph Gonzalez, Stefanie Jegelka, Daniel Rokhsar, Leonid Oliker . Technical Report UCSB-CS-2013-10, UCSB CS Department, November 2013 Slides (form UCSB's GSWC 2013)

Efficient and Accurate Clustering for Large-Scale Genetic Mapping. Veronika Strnadova, Aydin Buluc, Jarrod Chapman, John R. Gilbert, Joseph Gonzalez, Stefanie Jegelka, Daniel Rokhsar, Leonid Oliker . In The IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM'14). Regular paper (19% acceptance). 2014 Slides

A whole-genome shotgun approach for assembling and anchoring the hexaploid bread wheat genome. Jarrod A. Chapman, Martin Mascher, Aydin Buluc, Kerrie Barry, Evangelos Georganas, Adam Session, Veronika Strnadova, Jerry Jenkins, Sunish Sehgal, Leonid Oliker, Jeremy Schmutz, Katherine A. Yelick, Uwe Scholz, Robbie Waugh, Jesse A. Poland, Gary J. Muehlbauer, Nils Stein, Daniel Rokhsar. In Genome Biology, Vol. 16. 2015

Efficient Data Reduction for Large-Scale Genetic Mapping. Veronika Strnadova-Neeley, Aydin Buluc, Jarrod Chapman, John R. Gilbert, Joseph Gonzalez, Leonid Oliker. To appear in Conference Proceedings of ACM-BCB15. 2015

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, CS111, Introduction to Computational Science, Fall 2011

Teaching Assistant, CS240A, Applied Parallel Computing, Winter 2014

Lecture on Spectral Clustering for SIAM Seminar on Top Algorithms in Computational Science, Fall 2014 Slides

Taught CS8:Introduction to Computer Science in Session A of Summer 2015 at UCSB

Education

B.S. in Applied Mathematics, summa cum laude, University of New Mexico (2010)

Graduate Courses Taken at UCSB (Course Number, Grade)

Logic in Computer Science (CMPSC 209, A)
Matrix Analysis (CMPSC 211A, A)
Advanced Computer Architecture (CMPSC 254, A)
Information Theory (CMPSC 225, A)
Applied Parallel Computing (CMPSC 240A, A)
Advanced Topics in Internet Search (CMPSC 290N, A)
Partial Differential Equations I (MATH 215A, A)
Partial Differential Equations II (MATH 215B, A)
Numerical Simulation (CMPSC 211B, A+)
Sparse Matrix Algorithms (CMPSC 219, A+)
Finite Difference Methods (CMPSC 211C, A)

Graduate Courses Taken at UNM (Course Number, Grade)

Theory of Computation (CS500, B+)
Seminar: Theory and Algorithms (CS691, A+)

Outreach and Leadership Experience

M.I.T. EECS Rising Stars Workshop Participant (to attend in November 2015)
UCSB CS Student Research Colloquium Organizing Committee (February 2015) Link to colloquium website
Undergraduate Affairs Committee Graduate Student Representative (UCSB, Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
GUIDES mentor (UCSB, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)
IGERT Network Science Associate (UCSB, Fall 2013 - present)
  • Here are some slides about the IGERT network science program, from my recruiting trip to UNM in November 2013
  • Women in Science and Engineering Mentorship Committee Member (2013-2014)
    Speaker, along with Saiph Savage at Goleta Valley Jr. High Career Day (Fall 2013) Slides
    Organizing Committee Member, UCSB CS Career Day (Spring 2013)
    After-school tutor, Goleta Valley Jr. High (Spring 2013)
    Women in Computer Science Co-President (UCSB, 2012-2013)
    Speaker, along with Morgan Vigil at Goleta Valley Jr. High Career Day (Fall 2012) Slides
    CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop (Spring 2012)
    Women in Computer Science Treasurer (UCSB, 2011-2012)
    Student-Athlete Mentor (UNM, Fall 2010)

    Personal

    I got married on August 15, 2014!!!

    I love soccer.