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Lorena A. Barba is professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She holds a PhD in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology and BSc/PEng degrees in mechanical engineering from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. Her research includes computational fluid dynamics, high-performance computing, computational biophysics, and animal flight. An international leader in computational science and engineering, she is also a long-standing advocate of open source software for science and education. Dr. Barba is co-chair of the Board of Directors for NumFOCUS, a 501(c)3 public charity in the United States that supports and promotes world-class, innovative, open-source scientific software. She is also an expert in research reproducibility, and was a member of the National Academies study committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science, which released its report in May 2019. She served as Reproducibility Chair for the SC19 conference, is Editor-in-Chief and track editor for Reproducible Research in IEEE Computing in Science Engineers, is an Associate Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Open Source Software, and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Open Source Education. She is also well known for her and open educational resources and courses. She was a recipient of the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Award for Open Social Sciences under the Leaders in Education category, and in 2017 was nominated and received an honorable mention in the Open Education Awards for Excellence of the Open Education Consortium.
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