Presenter

Biography
Kalina Borkiewicz is a programmer for the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where she writes software that processes and visualizes various types of massive scientific data. Her recent work makes scientific visualization tools freely available to artists and scientists, through Ytini - an open-source middleware between the scientific analysis and visualization Python package, yt, and the visual effects software, Houdini. Kalina contributed to the creation of such films as "A Beautiful Planet", "Solar Superstorms", and "Seeing the Beginning of Time". She recently gave a talk at TEDxUIUC describing her path as a woman engineer.