About Me


I'm a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. I am part of Northeastern University Research Group (NUCAR) under supervision of Dr. David Kaeli. I received a B.S. in System and Informatics Engineering from University of San Antonio Abad of Cusco in Perú in 2005. Later, in 2011, I received M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.

In recent years, I have been working on parallel implementation of image segmentations algorithms such as: connected component labeling, spectral clustering, level set and graph partitioning on Kepler Architectures using CUDA framework, leveraging the latest advances features (e.g. Hyper-Q, dynamic parallelism). Image segmentation plays an important role in many different applications. My current efforts target characterization of advanced parallel features on NVIDIA graphics cards, and the development of an auto-tune tool that explores the behavior of the kernel application at a low level in order to identify application hotspots.

I also was instructor of a GPU Parallel Programming course. I provided lectures of the CUDA Programming model from CUDA execution model, to GPU advanced features. The scope of the work included preparing the syllabus, giving lectures and homework, providing office hours, and guiding final projects.

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Publications


  1. [1] Julian Gutierrez, Fanny Nina-Paravecino, and David Kaeli. "A fast level-set segmentation algorithm for image processing designed for parallel architectures." Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Irregular Applications: Architectures and Algorithms(IA^3). IEEE Press, 2016.

  2. [2] Julian Gutierrez, Fanny Nina-Paravecino, and David Kaeli. “A Fast Level-Set Segmentation Algorithm Leveraging Parallel Architectures.” Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems (PUMPS) Summer School, July 11-15, 2016.
  3. [3] Fanny Nina-Paravecino, Leiming Yu, Qianqian Fang, and David Kaeli. “MCX: Accelerated Monte Carlo Simulation of Photon Migration in 3D Turbid Media.” High Performance Computing (HPC) Day, May 2016.
  4. [4] Fanny Nina-Paravecino, Leiming Yu, Qianqian Fang, and David Kaeli. "Portable Performance for Monte Carlo Simulations of Photon Migration in 3D Turbid Media for Single and Multiple GPUs." GPU Technology Conference. GTC, April 2016.
  5. [5] Fanny Nina-Paravecino, and David Kaeli. "Real-Time Image Segmentation for Homeland Security Exploiting Hyper-Q Concurrency." GPU Technology Conference. GTC, March 2015.
  6. [6] Saoni Mukherjee, Xiang Gong, Leiming Yu, Carter McCardwell, Yash Ukidave, Tuan Dao, Fanny Nina-Paravecino, and David Kaeli. “Exploring the Features of OpenCL 2.0”. International Workshop on OpenCL. IWOCL, 2015.
  7. [7] Yash Ukidave, Fanny Nina-Paravecino, Leiming Yu, Charu Kalra, Amir Momeni, Zhongliang Chen, Nick Materise, Brett Daley, Perhaad Mistry and David Kaeli. "NUPAR: A Benchmark Suite for Modern GPU Architectures." International Conference on Performance Engineering. ICPE, 2015.
  8. [8] Fanny Nina-Paravecino, Evan Hovaniak, and David Kaeli. “Image Segmentation using Graph Analysis on GPUs”, Boston Area Architecture Workshop. BARC 2015.
  9. [9] Fanny Nina-Paravecino, and David Kaeli. "Accelerated Connected Component Labeling Using CUDA Framework." Computer Vision and Graphics. Springer International Publishing, 2014. 502-509.
  10. [10] Fanny Nina-Paravecino and Vidya Manian. "Spherical harmonics as a shape descriptor for hyperspectral image classification." SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2010.
  11. [11] Fanny Nina-Paravecino and Vidya Manian. “Spherical Harmonics as a Shape Descriptor for Identifying Structures of Interest in Multispectral/hyperspectral Images.” Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS) Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference. CenSSIS, 2010.

Some Stats


6

Talks

7

Awards received

11

Publications

10

Years of Experience

Experience


  • Sep 2012
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    Present

    Northeastern University

    Graduate Research Assistant

    • Member of Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research Group (NUCAR), under supervision of Dr. David Kaeli.
    • Research on high performance analysis and characterization of parallel architecture such as GPU for different algorithms including image processing, Monte Carlo simulation of photon migration, pattern recognition, image filtering, among others. Specifically focused on branch divergence, nested parallelism, and concurrent kernel execution.

  • Jan 2015
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    Aug 2015

    Apple Inc

    GPU Software Engineer

    Member of Metal Performance Shaders (MPS) development team. MPS is a framework of highly optimized compute and graphics shaders developed on Metal framework. These data-parallel kernels are specially tuned to leverage unique hardware characteristics of each GPU family to ensure optimal performance.

  • Jul 2012
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    Aug 2012

    Analogic Corporation

    Co-op, Engineer

    Developed a bash implementation to test effectiveness of XBL security scanner.

  • Sep 2011
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    Jun 2012

    Northeastern University

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Laboratory teaching and grading of: Fundamentals of Computer Engineering – Graduate class, Fundamentals of Software Construction – Graduate class, and Optimization Methods – Undergraduate class

  • Jan 2009
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    Jul 2011

    University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Developed high performance algorithms for advance object recognition and processing hyperspectral images using MatLab, Envi and CUDA.
    Master Thesis on Object Recognition using Spherical Harmonics shape descriptor in Hyperspectral imagery. Analyzed spherical harmonics as an advance descriptor for object recognition in HYDICE and SOC-700 hyperspectral images.

  • Jul 2008
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    Dec 2008

    Avances Tecnologicos S.r.l

    Software Engineer

    Analyzed and developed Web Application in .Net 2003 and 2005 with MS SQL Server 2000 and 2005.

  • Nov 2007
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    Jun 2008

    Zoluxiones Consulting

    Software Engineer

    Analyzed and developed Web Application in .Net 2003 and 2005 with MS SQL Server 2000 and 2005.

  • Feb 2006
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    Dec 2007

    Internet Studios Perú E.I.R.L

    Web Developer, Web Designer

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Link Building.

  • Dec 2004
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    Apr 2005

    Microsoft Perú

    Student Member of Quechua Project

    Translated Microsoft XP from Spanish interface to Quechua Interface using Microsoft Localization Studio.

Education


  • 2011
    -
    2017

    Northeastern University

    PhD in Computer Engineering

    Thesis: Characterization and exploitation of nested parallelism and concurrent kernel execution to accelerate high performance applications.

  • 2009
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    2011

    University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

    Master of Science in Computer Engineering

    Thesis: Object recognition using spherical harmonics shape descriptor in hyperspectral imagery.

  • 2001
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    2005

    University of San Antonio Abad of Cusco – Peru

    Bachelor of Science in Systems and Informatics Engineering

Contact


140 Fenway,
Boston, MA 02115

fninaparavecino at ece dot neu dot edu