Ana Solórzano

I am a Master's student in Computer Science at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. I am part of the Parallel and Distributed Processing Group, advised by Dr. Lucas M. Schnorr. I am interested in high-performance computing, including parallel programming, load balancing, performance analysis, and data visualization. I have been involved in projects on performance analysis of scientific applications and distributed deep learning frameworks. I am also participating in Education in Computer Science projects, and I advocate for more diversity in technology, with projects such as Brazilians in Tech and the Women in HPC Affiliate in the South of Brazil.


Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

(Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)

Master in Computer Science
Mar. 2020 - present

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)

(Federal University of Santa Maria)

Bachelor of Computer Science
Mar. 2015 - Dec. 2019

Work Experience

SCALE Student Volunteer

Supercomputing Conference (SC21)

Assistance at the students' HQ.

November 2021

Lead Student Volunteer

Supercomputing Conference (SC20)

Assistance at the students' HQ.

November 2020

Student Volunteer

Supercomputing Conference (SC19) in Denver, CO

Assistance for speakers during presentations, at the students' HQ, and with the high school tours.

November 2019

Undergraduate Student Researcher PIBIC/INPE/CNPq

Partnership between UFSM and National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

Project: "Web Platform for Experiments with Friends-of-Friends Parallel Hybrid to Astronomical Objects Classification"
Developed a web portal using Django for remote execution of high-performance applications in Astronomy. Deployed the portal to the cloud PaaS Heroku and studied the deployment to an in-house cluster. Implemented parallel versions of the Friends-of-Friends(FoF) algorithm in C, for a hybrid computing environment with CPU and GPU using OpenACC. I made performance analysis of parallel FoF versions with MPI, OpenMP, and OpenACC in remote clusters. With this project, I acquired experience with Linux environment and job scheduling with Slurm.

August 2017 - July 2019

Student Volunteer

Supercomputing Conference (SC18) in Dallas, TX

Assistance in the student/postdoc Job Fair, for speakers during presentations, at the SC19 preview booth, and in the volunteers' office.

November 2018

Volunteer in a Programming Club

Clube de Computação da UFSM, Santa Maria, RS

Assistant instructor organizing tutorials and talks, selecting, customizing, and implementing auxiliary tools. I worked mostly with: computational thinking, block-based programming (Blockly based), text-based programming (C and JavaScript). In 2016, 2017, and 2018, I helped to organize the Brazilian Olympiad of Informatics (OBI) in Santa Maria, Brazil, through seasonal activities to train middle school students to the Olympiad. I developed a multi-user web platform using Django to create and generate personalized exams for practicing for the OBI (in:

April 2015 - December 2018

Media Volunteer

International Forum of Free Software(FISL) in Porto Alegre, RS

Assistance in the use of multimedia equipment, distributing microphone for questions and organizing the sessions for 4 days.

July 2015

Media Volunteer

20th FIFA World Cup in Porto Alegre, RS

I had to guide and help journalists and photographers from all over the world during 18 days. Assistance in the media's office, press conferences, photo positions and mixed zones.

June/July 2014


Programming Languages & Tools

Operating Systems and Development Tools
Web Development (some experience)
Another tools
Parallel Programming Libraries
  • OpenMP, MPI and OpenACC

Another tools
  • R programming language. Experience with the packages in tidyverse for data science, with the ggplot2 to create visualizations and shiny to create web apps
  • Emacs + OrgMode environment for data analysis
  • Blockly: block-based programming language written in JavaScript
  • Job schedulers: Slurm and OAR

Language skills
  • Portuguese (native), English (advanced), Spanish (intermediary) and French (beginner).

Leadership & Awards

  • 2020 - Select to the PEARC'20 Student Program
  • 2020 - Co-founder of Brazilians in Tech (
  • 2019 - 1st Place - ACM Student Research Competition at GHC19
  • 2019 - Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC19) Scholarship Recipient
  • 2019 - Founder of BitMarias - Group of Women in Computing at UFSM
  • 2016 - Talk at the 17º Fórum Internacional de Software Livre. Solórzano, A. L. V.; Trindade, R. G. "Incentivando crianças e jovens a criarem aplicativos com MIT App Inventor."
  • 2016 - Paper article: Solórzano, A. L. V.; Trindade, R. G.; Charão, A. S. "Crianças e jovens criando aplicativos". In: Jornal Mundo Jovem. Porto Alegre, RS, p. 9, 01 out. 2016.