2020 Computing4Change Students and Mentors Selected

SIGHPC's Computing4Change team has selected the 21 undergraduates chosen to take part in the third annual Computing4Change (C4C) program. Computing4Change introduces students to the potential of computing to create positive change in our society. Students learn to work as part of a team, applying data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge while experiencing the latest tools and techniques from computing and data science.

SIGHPC received applications from institutions around the world. 64% of applicants were female, agender, or non-binary gender and of applicants from the US, 71% are from groups underrepresented in computing. Applicants included students in a wide range of majors, including biology, international studies, economics, environmental law and policy, African and African diaspora studies, engineering, computer science, and construction science.

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SIGHPC Founder and ACM Past President Provides Keynote on Diversity

Over the summer SIGHPC founder and ACM Past President Cherri Pancake provided the keynote address at PEARC20 this year. The PEARC conference series focuses on current practice and experience in advanced research computing including modeling, simulation, and data-intensive computing. Pancake's keynote, Can We Change the Face of Computing?, drew upon her experience as an anthropologist and successful computing researcher to come up with a number of practical actions members of the computing community can take in our everyday roles and at any stage in our careers to become an “agent of change” for our profession.

This talk was very popular among attendees, and the SIG has received many calls to make it available for any who want to view it. ACM has published a video of her presentation in the ACM Digital Library, which can be freely accessed by anyone (no ACM account or DL credentials needed).

2020 SIGHPC Fellows Announced

SIGHPC has announced the twelve recipients of the ACM SIGHPC Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2020. 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 12 winners were selected from a highly competitive field of hundreds of applicants from all over the world and spanned disciplines from biochemistry and behavioral science to engineering and geosciences. Read More...

Patrick Flick Selected as 2020 Winner of SIGHPC's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award; Bo Fang Selected for Honorable Mention

Dr. Patrick Flick (Georgia Tech'19) has won the 2020 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. Dr. Bo Fang (University of British Columbia) was selected for Honorable Mention in the 2020 Dissertation Award. Nominations were evaluated on technical merit, the significance of the research contribution, the potential impact on theory and practice, and overall quality of work. Read more...

SIGHPC announces 2019 winner of Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

Dr. Trilce Estrada is the 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award winner. Dr. Estrada is an associate professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. She is recognized for her innovative and transformative deployment of machine learning for knowledge discovery in molecular dynamic simulations and in situ analytics.

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Upcoming Events

SIGHPC is a proud sponsor of these upcoming conferences:

  • EuroMPI/USA 2020

    • September 21-24, 2020

    • Location: Austin, TX

  • SC20

    • International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

    • Atlanta, GA

    • November 15-20, 2020

    • Up-to-date news on how Covid-19 is affecting SC20

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