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Tiffany Connors

Tiffany Connors
Cyber Security Engineer
Fax: (510) 486-6459
Security & Networking Group
1 Cyclotron Road
Mailstop: 59R4010A
Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Tiffany joined NERSC in 2019. Prior to that, she was attending the Technical University of Munich (TUM), where she was studying in the informatics masters program with a specialization in HPC architecture and scientific computing.

Tiffany earned her B.S. in Computer Science in 2017 from Texas State University.  During her undergraduate studies she worked in the Compilers Research Lab at Texas State University, where she conducted research on machine learning based automatic performance tuning of GPU kernels. Additionally, she held research internships at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, TACC, NERSC, and LLNL, working on projects involving HPC application and system performance modeling, monitoring, and tuning.

Conference Papers

Tiffany Connors, Taylor Groves, Tony Quan, Scott Hemmert, "Simulation Framework for Studying Optical Cable Failures in Dragonfly Topologies", Workshop on Scalable Networks for Advanced Computing Systems in conjunction with IPDPS, May 17, 2019,

Biplab Kumar Saha, Tiffany Connors, Saami Rahman, Apan Qasem, "A Machine Learning Approach to Automatic Creation of Architecture-sensitive Performance Heuristics", 2017 IEEE 19th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), Bangkok, Thailand, December 18, 2017, doi: 10.1109/HPCC-SmartCity-DSS.2017.3

Tiffany A. Connors, Apan Qasem, "Automatically Selecting Profitable Thread Block Sizes for Accelerated Kernels", 2017 IEEE 19th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC17), December 18, 2017, doi: 10.1109/HPCC-SmartCity-DSS.2017.58

Ritu Arora, Trung Nguyen Ba, Tiffany A. Connors, "Pecos: A scalable solution for analyzing and managing qualitative data", DataCloud '16 Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Data-Intensive Computing in the Cloud, November 13, 2016,

Tiffany Connors, Apan Qasem, "Power-performance analysis of metaheuristic search algorithms on the GPU", 2015 Sixth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC), December 14, 2015,


Tiffany A. Connors, Ritu Arora, "A Scalable Approach for Topic Modeling with R", Supercomputing Conference (SC) 2016, November 15, 2016,

"Modeling the Impact of Thread Configuration on Power and Performance of GPUs", Supercomputing Conference (SC) 2015, November 16, 2015,