Didem Unat is a faculty member at Koç University and director of Parallel and Multicore Computing Laboratory. She is the first researcher from Turkey to receive ERC funding from the European Research Council in the field of Computer Science for her project BEYONDMOORE for 2021-2026 period. She is currently acting as the project coordinator of the EuroHPC partnered project of 2.6M €. She is named the “Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing” by ACM SigHPC in 2021, the first recipient of this award outside the US.

She is known for her work on programming models, performance tools, and system software for emerging parallel architectures. She received her PhD degree from the University of California, San Diego, and later the Luis Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She received the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission in 2015, the BAGEP Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2019, the British Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship in 2020, and the young scientist of the year award in Turkey in 2021.
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