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2022 SIGHPC Fellows Announced

ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) has announced the eleven recipients of the ACM SIGHPC Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2022. The fellowships are highly competitive, and are awarded after a rigorous merit review. The fellowship program, previously funded by Intel, is now funded exclusively by SIGHPC.

The program is intended to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the computing field. The fellowship provides $15,000 annually for study anywhere in the world.

Students were nominated by their graduate advisors. Nominees spanned disciplines from biomedical engineering and computer science to quantum chemistry and geophysics, and represented large, mid-sized, and small institutions in countries around the world. More than 90% of nominees were female, and 45% were identified as an underrepresented minority in their country of study.


Dr. Maciej Besta Selected as 2022 Winner of SIGHPC's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award; Dr. Kazem Cheshmi is Selected for Honorable Mention

ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Maciej Besta of ETH Zürich has won the 2022 SIGHPC Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given each year for the best doctoral dissertation completed in high performance computing (HPC) in the previous year, and includes a $2,000 cash prize, a plaque, and recognition at the International Supercomputing Conference in November. Nominations were evaluated on technical depth, the significance of the research contribution, the potential impact on theory and practice, and overall quality of work. In addition, SIGHPC selected one submission from Dr. Kazem Cheshmi of University of Toronto for Honorable Mention in the 2022 Dissertation Award.

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2022 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Winner, Dr. Maciej Besta

Dr. Jack Dongarra to give the ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture at SC22

This week the SC22 Committee announced that the ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture will replace the Keynote presentation at SC22. The ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture will be at 9 a.m. CT on Tuesday, November 15, on the SC22 Main Stage in the Dallas Ballroom of the Omni Dallas Hotel and via the conference digital experience livestream. We look forward to hearing from Dr. Dongarra about his life and career, and we hope to see you there.

Read more about the award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing”.

And don't miss this excellent video interview with Dr. Dongarra about his career - shown at the ACM Awards banquet this Spring.

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SIGHPC announces 2021 winner of Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

Dr. Didem Unat is the 2021 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award winner. Dr. Unat is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Engineering at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is recognized for her innovative work in the field of programming models for data locality in High Performance and Scientific Computing, as well as her leadership role in the international HPC community.

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2021 Virtual Member's Meeting

The 2021 Annual Virtual Member Meeting took place on November 6, 2021. To view the presentation, please visit our Meeting Membership page.