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Prof Simon See receives Singapore HPC Pioneer & Achievement Award

Prof Simon See, Director and Chief Solution Architect, NVIDIA AI Technology Center

Prof Simon See from the NVIDIA AI Technology Center has received the Singapore HPC Pioneer & Achievement Award from SupercomputingAsia conference series. Dr. See was recognized for his efforts in setting up the first NVAITC in Singapore and driving HPC in AI locally and globally.

The SCA Awards are an opportunity for the HPC community to recognize individuals who have contributed significantly in one way or another or who have been instrumental in the development of the HPC ecosystem in Singapore and regionally.

The aim of the SCA Awards is to recognize individuals, teams or organisations who have:

  • Played a significant role as a pioneer or has been a driving force in the development of HPC in Singapore.
  • Contributed greatly to the advancement of the HPC in Singapore, regionally or beyond.
  • Helped shape the HPC ecosystem in Asia and beyond.
  • Promoted excellence in HPC and is a recognized visionary and thought leader.

Professor Simon See is currently the Solution Architecture and Engineering Director and Chief Solution Architect for Nvidia AI Technology Center. He is also a Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor in Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), and Professor in Universitas Indonesia (UI). He is being conferred as a Distinguished Fudan Scholar in September 2018 by Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Previously Professor See is also the Chief Scientific Computing Advisor for BGI (China) and has a position in Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and King-Mong Kung University of Technology (Thailand). Professor See is currently involved in a number of smart city projects, especially in Singapore and China. His research interests are in the area of High-Performance Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computational Science, Applied Mathematics and Simulation Methodology. Professor See is also leading some of the AI initiatives in the Asia Pacific. He is a Steering Committee member of NSCC’s flagship High Performance Computing Conference Supercomputing Asia (SCA) since March 2018. He has published over 200 papers in these areas and has won various awards.

Professor See is also the member of SIAM, IEEE, and IET. He is also the committee member of more than 50 conferences.

Professor See graduated from the University of Salford (UK) with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and numerical analysis in 1993. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Dr. See worked for SGI, DSO National Lab. of Singapore, IBM, International Simulation Ltd (UK), Sun Microsystems and Oracle. He is also providing consultancy to a number of national research and supercomputing centers.

In related news additional SCA Awards include:

Prof. Taisuke Boku from University of Tsukuba in Japan was awarded the Asia HPC Leadership Award. The Asia HPC Leadership Award recognises an outstanding individual with excellence in leadership, long standing contributions to the HPC community and held in high regard by their international peers.

Dr. David Kahaner from the Asian Technology Information Program (ATIP) was awarded the Asia HPC Pioneer Award. The Asia HPC Pioneer Award recognizes an outstanding individual who has demonstrated great vision in the future of HPC for Asia.

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