Dr Toni Collis
Toni Collis is an Applications Consultant in HPC Research and Industry, providing consultancy and project management on a range of academic and commercial projects. Toni has worked at EPCC since 2011 after finishing a PhD on ‘Molecular dynamics simulations of aqueous glutamate and gly-pro-glu (GPE) tripeptide’ at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Physics & Astronomy. Toni also has an MPhys in Mathematical Physics and an MSc in High Performance Computing from EPCC.
Toni has a wide ranging interest in the use of HPC to improve the productivity of scientific research, in particular developing new HPC tools, improving the scalability of software and introducing new programming models to existing software. Toni is also a consultant for the Software Sustainability Institute and a member of the ARCHER team, providing ARCHER users with support and resources for using the UK national supercomputing service as effectively as possible. In 2013 Toni set-up Women in HPC as part of her work with ARCHER. Women in HPC has now become an internationally recognised initiative, addressing the under-representation of women working in high performance computing.
Toni is part of the SC17 conference Executive Committee as Inclusivity Chair, having previously served as the Diverse HPC Workforce vice-chair for SC16. Toni also sits on a number of advisory bodies including the XSEDE Advisory Board, the ISC Conference Steering Committe and has contributed to the organisation and programme of a number of conferences and workshops over the last five years.