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Trilce Estrada wins 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

Today SIGHPC announced that 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. “Her contributions in computational chemistry have transformed emerging paradigms into successful platforms for scientific discovery. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an NSF CAREER Award for enabling distributed and in-situ analysis for multidimensional structured data.”

Announcing the 2019 ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships

SIGHPC, in collaboration with Intel, has announced the six recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2019. The fellowships are highly competitive, and are awarded after a rigorous merit review. For the first time in the fellowship’s history, all of the recipients are women. The fellowship is funded by Intel and is presented each year at the annual SC conference.

John West from TACC Elected Chair of SIGHPC

John West from TACC is the newly elected Chair of SIGHPC. SIGHPC is the first international group within a major professional society that is devoted exclusively to the needs of students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners in high performance computing. SIGHPC’s mission is to help spread the use of HPC, help raise the standards of the profession, […]

The Computing4Change Program takes on STEM and Workforce Issues

Kelly Gaither from TACC gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Computing4Change is a competition empowering people to create change through computing. You may have seen articles on the anticipated shortfall of engineers, computer scientists, and technology designers to fill open jobs. Numbers from the Report to the President in 2012 (President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) show a shortfall of one million available workers to fill STEM-related jobs by 2020.”

SIGHPC Group to Host Students for Computing4Change Competition at SC18

Today the well-meaning SIGHPC group from ACM announced that their Computing4Change competition has received an unprecedented number of applications. As an effort to bring Bright Young Minds into the HPC community, the competition is targeted at students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenges. And stuff.

SIGHPC Announces Computational and Data Science Fellowships

Today SIGHPC announced the third annual recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship. Funded by Intel, the Fellowship was established to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science.

Dr. Ilkay Altintas to recieve ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

Today SIGHPC announced that Ilkay Altintas is the inaugural winner of the ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award. “I am thrilled that Dr. Altintas has been selected to receive the inaugural SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award,” commented Dr. Jeffrey Hollingsworth, interim CIO at the University of Maryland and Chair of SIGHPC, in reaction to the award committee’s decision. “Dr. Altintas’ work enables technical collaboration among different groups; this is critical not only for high performance computing, but science in general. With leaders like Dr. Altintas, the future of our field is in good hands.”

Nuñez-Corrales Awarded SIGHPC Computational Data and Science Fellowship

Santiago Nuñez-Corrales, a graduate researcher at NCSA and Ph.D. student in Informatics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was one of twelve recipients to be awarded the SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship for 2017. “The fellowship brings with it so many benefits,” said Nuñez-Corrales. “Attending SC17 is important to keep up with development in the HPC community, and the financial support is critical to continuing my degree, as I have no funding from my home country.”

Announcing the SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship Winners

Today SIGHPC announced the 12 recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2017. The fellowship is funded by Intel, and is presented each year at the annual SC conference. It was established to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the computing field. The fellowship provides $15,000 annually for study anywhere in the world.

Fernanda Foertter Elected SIG HPC Education Vice Chair

Today the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) announced that Fernanda Foertter from ORNL is the new Vice Chair of the organization’s Education Committee. In this position, Foertter will support the goals of SIGHPC Education to promote increased knowledge and greater interest in the educational and scientific aspects of HPC. “Organizations such as SIGHPC broadens our periphery of other individuals within the HPC field. By connecting with my peers, I can make better decisions about what kinds of HPC training are needed and desired both within and outside of our own lab,” Foertter said.