ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing

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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ACM Announces First All-Woman Class of SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellows

Congratulations to the six recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2019!

The 2019 recipients are pursuing MS and PhD degrees in a variety of applied fields, and for the first time in the fellowship’s history, all of the recipients are women:

- Mariela Faykoo-Martinez (PhD, Genome Biology and Bioinformatics), University of Toront

- Cynthia Garcia-Eidell (PhD, Earth and Environmental Sciences), University of Illinois at Chicago

- Brienna Herold (PhD, Computer Science), University of Minnesota

- Monsurat Olaosebikan (PhD, Computer Science), Tufts University

- Luana Pontes Ferreira (MS, Industrial Engineering), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

- Isabela Quintela Matos (PhD, Chemical Engineering), Cornell University

Funding will be awarded in August. The winners will receive travel support to attend SC19 in Denver, Colorado (USA), where they will be recognized during the awards ceremony. They will also receive a complimentary membership in SIGHPC for the duration of their fellowship.

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Nominations Now Open for 2020 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. The winner is recognized with a $2,000 cash prize, a plaque, and travel support to SC.

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*Closed: Nominations for 2019 Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing (EWLTC) Award

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. The awardee is recognized with a $2,000 cash prize, a plaque, and travel support to SC.

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*Closed: Nominations for 2019 Computing4Change

Are you an undergraduate student who wants not just to enhance your skillset, but also to create positive change in your community? Computing4Change is a competition for students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to:

  • Learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge
  • Experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization
  • Expand skills in team-based problem solving
  • Learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public

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2018 SIGHPC/Intel Fellowship winners after the SIG annual meeting with SIGHPC chair Jeff Hollingsworth (far left) and ACM president and founding SIGHPC chair Cherri Pancake (far right). Read more about the 2018 winners.

Inaugural Dissertation Award Winner

SIGHPC has announced the inaugural winner of its Outstanding Dissertation Award. Dhairya Malhotra, for his dissertation "Fast Integral Equation Solver for Variable Coefficient Elliptic PDEs in Complex Geometries." Malhotra is recognized for his contributions in algorithm design, analysis, implementation, and performance optimization for N-body problems, in particular the fast multipole method (FMM), and its application to simulation of complex fluids. Malhotra graduated from UT Austin.

The committee also recognized the accomplishments of Honorable Mention Bilge Acun for her dissertation, “Mitigating Variability in HPC Systems and Application for Performance and Power Efficiency." Acun, who graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain, now works at IBM's TJ Watson Research Center.

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Congratulations 2018 Computing4Change Winners!

We are excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Computing4Change competition. Co-located with the SC18 conference in Dallas, TX, Computing4Change introduced students to the potential of computing to create positive change in our society. Students worked in teams, applying data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge while experiencing the latest tools and techniques from computing and data science. Read about out the winners, and check out the full details on 2018 competitors.

Upcoming Events

SIGHPC is a proud sponsor of these upcoming conferences:

  • SC19
    • International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
    • Denver, Colorado
    • November 17 - 22, 2019


Look for publications from recent conferences proudly held in cooperation with or sponsored by SIGHPC:

  • PASC19
    • Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing
    • Zurich, Switzerland
    • June 12 - 14, 2019
    • ACM Open TOC: Check back after PASC19 for free paper download
  • IPDPS 2019
    • IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • May 20 - 24, 2019
  • PPoPP 2019
  • SC18
    • International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
    • Dallas, Texas
    • November 11 - 16, 2018
  • PASC18
    • Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing
    • Basel, Switzerland
    • July 2 - 4, 2018
  • IPDPS 2018
    • IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
    • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • May 21 - 25, 2018