Ph.D. Computer Science, UC Berkeley

M.Sc. & A.B. Computer Science, Brown University

Contact: mme at berkeley dot edu, or look for me on LinkedIn


Parallel and distributed algorithms, software, and systems; irregular data-intensive (Big Data) applications; performance modeling and analysis; high performance computing; HPC-cloud convergence; interplay of hardware, software, and algorithm designs; consistency models; multiprocessor synchronization; computer science education and policy; discussions on the broad impacts of modern computing and applications


Extremely pleased to have gotten to say goodbye to NERSC's Edison with some last full scale benchmark runs!

Right (highlighted): my benchmark scaling to 5567 nodes (133,608 cores) - certain nodes were down during the reservation.

Proud and privileged to be teaching CS Scholars in CS 61A Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Fall 2018, in Berkeley EECS.

Selected Publications & Related Materials

"BELLA: Berkeley Efficient Long-Read to Long-Read Aligner and Overlapper". Giulia Guidi, Marquita Ellis, Daniel Rokhsar, Katherine Yelick, Aydın Buluç. (preprint), November 2018.

BELLA on GitHub:

"Performance Characterization of De Novo Genome Assembly on Leading Parallel Systems". Marquita Ellis, Evangelos Georganas, Rob Egan, Steven Hofmeyr, Aydın Buluç, Brandon Cook, Leonid Oliker and Katherine Yelick. 23rd International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2017), Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, August 2017.

HipMer/MetaHipMer on SourceForge:

"MerBench: PGAS Benchmarks for High Performance Genome Assembly". Evangelos Georganas, Marquita Ellis, Rob Egan, Steven Hofmeyr, Aydın Buluç, Brandon Cook, Leonid Oliker and Katherine Yelick. PAW17 Proceedings of the Second Annual PGAS Applications Workshop, Denver, CO, USA, November 2017.

Current Groups

Berkeley Benchmarking and Optimization Group (BeBOp), EECS Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Computer Languages and Systems Software (CLaSS), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Science Network, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (WiCSE), EECS Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

EECS Peers, "Peers supporting peers with grad school life.", EECS Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA