Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Nominations Open for 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award

SIGHPC's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is given for an outstanding doctoral dissertation completed in high performance computing (HPC). This award is open to students studying anywhere in the world who have completed a PhD dissertation with HPC as a central research theme.

  • Nominations re-open: Fall 2021

  • Nominations close: March 10, 2021

  • Winners announced: June, 2021 (for the 2021 award)

To qualify for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, the dissertation must:

  • Have been successfully defended (or accepted by the committee if no defense is required) during calendar year 2020.

  • Be submitted in the final form that was accepted by the department.

  • Be submitted in English.

The award is presented during the annual SC conference. The awardee is recognized with a $2,000 cash prize, a plaque, and travel support to SC.

See how to nominate for more information on nominations and the link to start the process, or check out the FAQ for answers to common questions.