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Ms Alison Kennedy

Alison Kennedy
NameAlison Kennedy
OrganisationEPCC, PRACE Board of Directors
Job titleDirector
BioAlison Kennedy is Executive Director of EPCC, the High Performance Computing and Data centre based at the University of Edinburgh and is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the PRACE aisbl (the body which runs the European HPC infrastructure).

EPCC runs national and local HPC services mainly for the academic research community in the UK, undertakes technology transfer projects with industry and is very active in large European research and infrastructure projects, including PRACE, EUDAT and CRESTA. She was employed initially at EPCC as a Project and Programme Manager, specialising in collaborative European projects, following a previous career working in industry as a real-time systems programmer, project manager and product manager for a variety of large technology companies. She has undergraduate degrees in History with Politics and Sociology (from the University of Edinburgh) and in Mathematics and Technology (from the Open University) and a post-graduate Business Administration degree (from Heriot-Watt University).
She also sits on the Executive Board of EUDAT, the European project which is building a Collaborative Research Data Infrastructure.