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Sandra Gesing

Sandra Gesing

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Research Assistant Professor
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-3693

Office: 123 Information Technology Center


Ph.D, University of Tübingen, Germany, 2013

M.S., Computer Sciences, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany, 2005

B.S., Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, 1994


I'm a research assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and a computational scientist at the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame.

My research interests include science gateways, bioinformatic applications, grid and cloud computing, parallel programming, and GPU programming. In this context, I also work on disease modeling and analysis frameworks for modeling and simulations (e.g., Projects VectorBase and VecNet). I collaborate closely with the groups of Douglas Thain, Scott Emrich, Gregory Madey and Frank Collins.

Prior to the position at Notre Dame, I was a research associate in the Data-Intensive Research Group at the University of Edinburgh, UK, in the area of data-intensive workflows and in the Applied Bioinformatics Group at the University of Tübingen, Germany, in the area of science gateways and grid computing. Additionally, I have perennial experience as a project manager and system developer in industry. As head of a system programmer group, I have led long-term software projects (e.g. infrastructure on web-based applications) for a major insurance company. I received my German diploma in computer science from extramural studies at the FernUniversität Hagen and my PhD in computer science from the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Science gateways, bioinformatics, grid and cloud computing, distributed computing, parallelization of applications.


Gesing Advances Research with Scientific Gateways

May 5, 2016

Sandra Gesing, research assistant professor of computer science and engineering and Center for Research Computing faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, is bridging the gap between researchers, their data, and its analysis with her work on science gateways.