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IEEE Recognizes Three Early Career Researchers in HPC

Today the IEEE Computer Society announced the winners of the IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on HPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing.

The TCHPC Award recognizes up to three individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of high performance computing within five years of receiving their PhD degree as of January 1 of the year of the award.

2017 TCHPC Winners:

  • Dr. Antonio J. Peña

    Dr. Antonio J. Peña is a Senior Researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Computer Sciences Department since 2015. He holds a Spanish Juan de la Cierva fellowship and is a prospective European Marie Curie Fellow. Peña is the Manager of the BSC/UPC NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence and member of the BSC Outreach Working Group. Within the Programming Models Group, he is Activity Leader for the “Accelerators and Communications for HPC” team. He has also a Teaching and Research Staff appointment at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. His research interests in the area of runtime systems and programming models for high performance computing include resource heterogeneity and communications.

  • Dr. Amanda Randles

    Dr. Amanda Randles is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University with secondary appointments in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. She is also a member of the Duke Cancer Institute, and a jointly appointed faculty member of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Randles’ work focuses on the design of large-scale parallel applications targeting biomedical questions. Her research goals are to both investigate fundamental questions related to fluid dynamics as well as extend the multiscale models to study cancer metastasis and vascular disease.

  • Shuaiwen Leon Song

    Shuaiwen Leon Song is a senior staff scientist in High Performance Computing (HPC) Group at Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL). He is also an adjunct scholar with the Computer Science department at the College of William & Mary. His previous research interests have covered a broad spectrum of HPC research topics, with a recent focus on software-architecture co-design, large-scale system modeling and optimization, and providing optimized design solutions for complex emerging HPC architectures.

The IEEE-CS TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing is sponsored by the IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) and its member Technical Committees, Technical Committee on Parallel Process (TCPP) and Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC).

Awardees will be presented a plaque and will be recognized by IEEE Computer Society TCPP and TCCC websites, newsletters and archives. IEEE-CS will present the awards at the SC17 conference held in Denver.

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