Fernanda Foertter

Fernanda Foertter, M.S.

Senior Scientific Consultant

Contact Information

Email: ffoertter@bioteam.net
Tel: 865-364-7368

Intro:

Fernanda is a Senior Scientific Consultant at BioTeam, working on helping organizations with artificial intelligence, machine learning and technical aspects of doing data science such as methods, data integration, system integration, infrastructure, and scaling. She is also interested in exploring data curation, metadata, processes and organizational collaborations since data science often uses data from multiple parts of an organization or system.

Location:

Oak Ridge, TN

Personal Interests:

I enjoy learning to play guitar, played French horn and trumpet in college. My favorite sport to play is Tennis and favorite food is whatever I’m eating and drinking while having a good conversation surrounded by friends and family.

Focus Areas:

  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Scaling
  • High Performance Computing
  • Workflows

Tools:

  • NAMD, Gromacs, HOOMD-blue
  • PyTorch, TensorFlow, SciKit Learn, Keras
  • Horovod, Chainer
  • CUDA, C, Fortran, Python, RAPIDS

Scientific Areas:

  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Neural Networks
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Image classification and analysis

Background

Fernanda is a Sr. Scientific Consultant for BioTeam specializing in data science and high performance computing (HPC). She began her HPC career in graduate school, developing molecular dynamics applications and as administrator of the Florida Laboratory for Materials Engineering Simulation (FLAMES) at the University of Florida. Following graduate school she was HPC manager at an agricultural genomics company, Genus Plc. managing production runs and the scientific computing platform. Following Genus she went to Oak Ridge National Lab’s Leadership Computing Facility, OLCF, and was training coordinator for systems in the facility including Jaguar, Titan, and Summit, the latter two #1 GPU based supercomputers in the Top500 and was also part of the CORAL project programming environment team that selected Summit as the centers next supercomputer. She became an HPC Data Scientist within the Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, and Computing group (BSEC) working on Pilot 3 of the CANDLE (Cancer Moonshot) project and was co-PI of Kokkos C++ library funded by Exascale Computing Project (ECP). After ORNL, Fernanda was a Developer Advocate and Alliance Manager for HPC + AI at NVIDIA, helping to build an ecosystem to support GPU developers and users in life sciences. Now at BioTeam she is helping take the mystery out of artificial intelligence.