Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

Note that this award is given in odd-numbered years; nominations for the 2017 award cycle are now completed. The next cycle will commence in 2019. Read more about Dr. Ilkay Altintas, the 2017 SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award Winner.

  • Submissions open: April of odd-numbered years
  • Submission close: June of odd-numbered years
  • Winner selected: July of odd-numbered years

The ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing (EWL/TC) is a biennial award open to any woman who has engaged in HPC and technical computing research, education, and/or practice for 5-15 years since receiving her highest degree. This international award creates a new career milestone achievement, and also establishes a cohort of role models for students and professional who are just getting started in our field.

In the fields of high performance (HPC) and technical computing – as elsewhere in computing – there are fellowships and awards for achievements occurring at the graduate student, early-career, and mature-career stages. There are very few awards recognizing individuals in the middle stage of their careers, and none aimed specifically at women. These are the years when faculty are working toward promotion and practitioners are moving through middle levels of management, a period which can be especially challenging for women. "Technical computing" includes all of the various fields that are part of what we think of as HPC – areas such as visualization, analytics, operations, scientific application software (creation and porting/tuning), libraries, and so on – as well as professionals working with everything from small, workgroup-sized systems, to leading systems on the TOP500 list.

The award is presented every two years 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.

2017 Award Winner Ilkay Altintas