Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

This award is given in odd-numbered years, nominations for the 2023 award cycle will be due on June 30, 2023.

Read more about Prof. Didem Unat, the 2021 SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award Winner.

  • Submissions open: April of 2023

  • Submission close: 30 June 2023 Anywhere on Earth

  • Winner selected: 31 July 2023

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 career milestone achievement, and also establishes a cohort of role models for students and professional who are just getting started in our field. New for 2021: Nominees who have taken time out of the workforce and who, as a result, are professionally "mid-career" but are beyond 15 years since achieving their highest degree may still be nominated. Refer to nomination instructions for more details.

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. But there are very few awards recognizing individuals in the middle stage of their careers. 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.

"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.