ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing

2019 Computing4Change Participants Selected!

We are excited to announce the participants of the 2019 Computing4Change competition.

Co-located with the SC19 conference in Denver, Colorado, Computing4Change introduces students to the potential of computing to create positive change in our society. Students work in teams, applying data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge while experiencing the latest tools and techniques from computing and data science.

SC19 Annual Members Meeting

If you are at SC19, join us for our SIGHPC Annual Member Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, from 12:15-1:15 pm in room 401-404 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

We will highlight the many activities the SIG engages in throughout the year, and we will also hear from our SIGHPC chapters. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

SC19 attendees can create a customized SC19 schedule here, and download the convenient SC19 mobile app here.

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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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
  • PASC20
    • Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing
    • Geneva, Switzerland
    • June 29 - July 1, 2020

Recent Events

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