Dr. Amy Apon

Dr. Amy Apon has been the professor overseeing the medical text processing project by graduate student Ashton Williamson that uses NLP++.


With a distinguished background in computer science, Apon’s research includes exploring the performance, improvement and evaluation of parallel and distributed systems, and utilizing various cloud-computing architectures in order to solve important scientific and industry-related problems.

Her research around the commercial cloud is making computational systems accessible to all kinds of industries and business sizes. In collaboration, her work has been recognized by commercial cloud companies for building systems that take streaming data and, after analyzing the data, working with the size of the data to address latency issues and design or build cloud architecture to meet the requirements or provide a solution. An example of this would be connected transportation systems in traffic planning for commercial and passenger vehicles discussed in “Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” a book co-authored with colleagues.

Before coming to Clemson, and now with the Palmetto Cluster located on the main campus, she has studied supercomputers and all layers of cluster computing – from the application layer and network protocol layer to file systems, storage and more. Under her leadership, Clemson’s School of Computing has more robust research capabilities and is acquiring more recognition, ranking as one of the top 100 computer science schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report, and the best in South Carolina, according to Niche.com.

Currently, Dr. Apon is working in the NSF.