Faure-Lacroix has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in biology from Laval University, but she started working for Calcul Québec while working on her Ph.D. As a scientific liaison agent, her job is to reach out to academic researchers to show them how high-powered computing can help them in their research. The mandate of Calcul Québec and Compute Canada is to lead the acceleration of research and innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions, and to give free access to its resources to all academic members across Canada. She works on a variety of projects that range from statistical models in R to geospatial analyses in ArcGIS. Her focus is to predict the needs of the researchers and to make the required software available before it is even requested. She reaches out to potential users and guides them through their first steps on Compute Canada’s servers regardless of the user’s experience. Finally, she’s leading the creation of Calcul Québec’s Women in HPC Chapter, which has been granted the current “Affiliate” status.
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