Travel Grant Recipients

We are always excited to meet each new group of travel grant recipients during SC. Their energy, enthusiasm, and talent are inspiring. If you are a student we hope you consider applying.

2021 Recipients

  • In Person Grants:

    • Charles Daniel, (PhD student), University of South Carolina, USA

    • Ke Fan, (PhD student), University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

    • Alex Kiefer, (Undergraduate + Masters student) Indiana University, USA

    • Thomas Randall, (PhD student), Clemson University, USA

    • Tamima Rashid, (Masters student) Texas State University, USA

  • Virtual Grants:

    • Sunil Kumar, (PhD student), IIIT-Delphi, India

    • Swikriti Neupane, (Undergraduate student), HPCNepal, Nepal

2019 Recipients

  • Philip Conrad (PhD student), University of South Carolina, USA

  • Kathryn Leung (PhD student), Princeton University, USA

  • Mohammad Arshul Mansoori (Undergraduate student), Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research, India

  • Guillem Ramirez-Gargallo (Undergraduate student), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

(left to right) SIGHPC Chair John West, Kathryn Leung, Mohammad Arshul Mansoori, Guillem Ramirez-Gargallo, Philip Conrad, and SIGHPC Student Programs Coordinator Barbara Horner-Miller

2018 Recipients

  • Ari Raush (PhD student), University of Muenster, Germany

  • Fabio Banchelli (Master's student), Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

  • Shu-Mei Tseng (Master's student), University of California Irvine, USA

  • Benedikt Oehlrich (Undergraduate student), Friedrich-Alexander-University, Germany

  • Charu Kalra (PhD student), Northeastern University, USA

(left to right) ACM President Cherri Pancake, Ari Raush, Fabio Banchelli (Masters student), Shu-Mei Tseng, Benedikt Oehlrich, Charu Kalra (PhD student), SIGHPC Chair Jeff Hollingsworth

2017 Recipients

  • Xavier Yepes Arbos (Master’s student) - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • Muhammed Ibrahim Awan (Undergraduate student) - Rutgers University, USA

  • Anna Kormu (Undergraduate student) - University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Tiffany Li (Undergraduate student) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • Yasodhadevi Suriyakumar (PhD student) - Portland State University, USA

  • Amalee Wilson (PhD student) - The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

  • Mengyuan Zhu (Master’s student) - Georgia State University, USA

2016 Recipients

  • Giulio Stromondo (PhD candidate) - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Yuilana Zamora (Master's student) - Georgia Tech, USA (ACM-W awardee)

  • Sameera Horawalavithana (PhD candidate) - University of South Florida, USA

  • Tiffany Connors (Undergraduate student) - University of Bergen, Norway

  • Matthew Bae (Undergraduate student) - Harvey Mudd College, USA

  • Sangeetha Banavathi Srinivasa (Master's student) - Virginia Tech, USA

  • Chirag Jain (PhD candidate) - Georgia Tech, USA

(left to right) Giulio Stromondo, Yuilana Zamora, Sameera Horawalavithana, Tiffany Connors, Matthew Bae, Sangeetha Banavathi Srinivasa, Chirag Jain

2015 Recipients

  • Glenna Dunn (PhD candidate) - Vanderbilt University, USA

  • Shaomeng (Samuel) Li (PhD candidate) - University of Oregon, USA

  • Jacob Pollack (Undergraduate student) - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville*, USA

  • Jonah Miller (PhD candidate) - University of Guelph*, Canada

  • William Yang (Undergraduate student) - University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

  • Dino Raffael Magri (Master’s student) - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Gavin Baker(Master’s student) - California Polytechnic State University, USA

  • Efthalia Karydi (PhD candidate) - University of Macedonia, Greece

  • Evan Schneider (PhD candidate) - University of Arizona, USA

  • Natasha Pavlovikj (PhD candidate) - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

* Sponsored by Micron Technology. SIGHPC wishes to acknowledge the $2000 donation from Micron Technology that allowed the support of additional travel scholarships.

(left to right) ACM CEO Bobby Schnabel, Glenna Dunn, Shaomeng (Samuel) Li, Jacob Pollack, Jonah Miller, William Yang, Dino Raffael Magri, Gavin Baker, Efthalia Karydi, Evan Schneider, Natasha Pavlovikj, ACM President Alex Wolf

2014 Recipients

  • Nam Pho (Master's student) - Harvard Medical School, USA

  • Damilola Shonaike (Undergraduate student) - University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • Matthias Matthias (Master's student) - Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany

  • Bo (Ivy) Peng (PhD candidate) - KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden

  • Rebecca Tung (PhD candidate) - Curtin University in Perth, Australia

(left to right) SIGHPC Chair Cherri Pancake, Nam Pho, Damilola Shonaike, Matthias Matthias, Bo (Ivy) Peng, Rebecca Tung, ACM CEO John White

2013 Recipients

  • Milind Chabbi (PhD candidate) - Rice University, USA

  • Stephanie Labasan (PhD candidate) - University of Oregon, USA

  • Brian McClure (Undergraduate student) - University of South Carolina Beaufort, USA