Elizabeth Kleiman

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

306 Donnelly Center
319-363-1323 ext. 1289
ekleiman@mtmercy.edu

BS  Ben-Gurion University of Negev
MS  Iowa State University
PhD  Iowa State University

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Elizabeth Kleiman joined the Mount Mercy community in the fall of 2010. Prior to coming to Mount Mercy, Kleiman taught courses at Iowa State University as a graduate level teaching assistant and as a teacher for Iowa State's Upward Bound program.

Kleiman holds a Bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from Ben-Gurion University of Negev, located in Beer-Sheva, Israel. She earned her Master's degree in mathematics, and her PhD in mathematics and computer science.

She has extensive research experience and is published in several academic computer science journals. She has participated in the High Performance Research Group at Iowa State University since August 2007. Her experience as a research assistant focused on parallel algorithms and the evaluation of high performance computing systems.

While earning her Master's at Iowa State University, Kleiman earned multiple awards, including the GPSS Peer Teaching Award, the Instructor Professional Development Grant for developing the honor seminar "Introduction to Cryptography," and the Henry Thielman Award for outstanding research by a Master of Science student.

Kleiman works with undergraduate students on research projects in the areas of cryptography, web programming and parallel programming. She is involved with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and co-organized STEM Mom’s Night Out at Mount Mercy University. In collaboration with Dr. Stehnova, she developed, secure funding and successfully ran the first Mount Mercy summer program for middle school girls, ExploreU@MMU. She also serves as an advisor for MMU CS Club.

She is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the Association for Women in Mathematics. She is fluent in Russian, Hebrew, and English.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing classical guitar and making beaded jewelry. She also enjoys reading, spending time with her family, traveling, teaching, and doing math and high performance computing.

Publications

Glenn R. Luecke, James Coyle, James Hoekstra, Marina Kraeva, Elizabeth Kleiman, Indranil Roy, Evaluating Error Detection Capabilities of UPC Compilers  preprint.

Arka P. Ghosh, Elizabeth Kleiman, Alexander Roitershtein, Large deviation bounds for functionals of Viterbi paths, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 2011. 57 (6) pg.3932-3937

Glenn R. Luecke, James Coyle, James Hoekstra, Marina Kraeva, Ying Xu, Mi-Young Park, Elizabeth Kleiman, Olga Weiss, Andre Wehe, Melissa Yahya, The Importance of Run-Time Error Detection, Tools for High Performance Computing 2009, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Parallel Tools for High Performance Computing, September 2009, ZIH, Dresden, Springer 2010.

Elizabeth Kleiman, High Performance Computing Techniques for solving sparse system of linear equations over GF(2), poster submitted to AWM Workshop

Glenn R. Luecke, James Coyle, James Hoekstra, Marina Kraeva, Ying Xu, Mi-Young Park, Elizabeth Kleiman, Olga Weiss, Andre Wehe, Melissa Yahya, Evaluating the Capability of Compilers and Tools to Detect Serial and Parallel Run-time Errors, refereed poster at Supercomputing 2009, Portland, Oregon November 2009.

Glenn R. Luecke, James Coyle, James Hoekstra, Marina Kraeva, Ying Xu, Mi-Young Park, Elizabeth Kleiman, Olga Weiss, Andre Wehe, Melissa Yahya, Evaluating Error Detection Capabilities of UPC Run-time Systems , proceedings of the Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) 2009 Conference, Washington DC, October 2009.

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