Gianina Alina Negoita received the B.S. degree in physics and the M.S. degree in atomic physics and astrophysics from the Department of Physics at the University of Bucharest in Romania, in 2002 and 2004, respectively. From 2002 to 2005 she worked as a scientific researcher in the field of nuclear astrophysics at Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering in Bucharest-Magurele, Romania studying the nuclear effects on neutrino emissivities from neutron stars. Gianina Alina Negoita also obtained an M.S. and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Iowa State University, in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She worked on ab-initio many-body calculations for a set of nuclei using the realistic nucleon-nucleon interaction, JISP16. Gianina Alina Negoita is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in the Computer Science Department at Iowa State University. She obtained an M.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University in Fall 2013. Her research interest is in the field of Parallel and High Performance Computing, doing performance evaluation for SHMEM (Shared Memory Routines) and MPI (Message Passing Interface) libraries, as well as machine learning techniques applied to computational nuclear physics.