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Primeur weekly 2018-07-30

Focus

Verne Global turns clever SME ideas into Cloud compute reality with hpcDIRECT in free-cooled Icelandic data centres ...

Opin Kerfi goes big with HPC cluster leasing and co-location in Iceland offering free cooling and purity of air ...

Quantum computing

World-first quantum computer simulation of chemical bonds using trapped ions ...

Demon in the details of quantum thermodynamics ...

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits ...

Hardware

BrainChip to showcase neuromorphic computing solutions at MPSoC ...

BrainChip unveils the Akida Development Environment ...

Cray delivers powerful supercomputer dedicated to astronomy to National Astronomical Observatory of Japan ...

Intel stops production of Knights Landing/Xeon Phi processors ...

AFRL and IBM unveil world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic supercomputer ...

Supermicro joins Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association to accelerate all-flash NVMe storage advancements and adoption ...

Underlying mechanism discovered for magnetic effect in superconducting spintronics ...

Applications

Oracle TimesTen Scaleout sets new performance standard for in-memory databases ...

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity wins Lorentz-eScience competition 2018 ...

ACM's SIGHPC to announce 2018 Fellowship winners ...

International IEEE eScience Conference issues Call for conference travel and attendance grants ...

Texas Women in HPC Chapter formed ...

Researchers find new way to target flu virus ...

Newest supercomputer to help develop fusion energy in international device ...

XSEDE allocates $7,3 million worth of computing time to U.S. researchers in latest allocation cycle ...

Ruby Mendenhall charts progress using HPC and Big Data to flag unidentified historical sources on African American women's lives ...

XSEDE announces 2018-2019 Campus Champions Fellows ...

The Cloud

On-demand high performance Cloud computing for today's most demanding workflows offered by PADT in partnership with Nimbix ...

Share your thoughts and vote on the evolution of EOSC and FAIR data ...

EGI Foundation and Terradue signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...

HPE advances intelligent storage capabilities with AI and Cloud automation for HPE 3PAR ...

ACM's SIGHPC to announce 2018 Fellowship winners


18 Jul 2018 New York - ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC), in collaboration with Intel, has announced the 7 recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2018. The fellowship is funded by Intel and is presented each year at the annual SC conference.

The fellowship was established as a five-year programme 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.

Students were nominated by their graduate advisors. Nominees spanned disciplines from genetics and geography to engineering and mathematics, and represented large, mid-sized, and small institutions in 32 countries. More than 80% of nominees were female, and more than 40% were identified as an underrepresented minority in their country of study. This year saw record numbers of applicants outside North America who identify as part of an underrepresented group in their country of study.

The nominations were evaluated and ranked by a panel of experts - who were themselves diverse with respect to race, gender, discipline, and nationality - based on nominees' overall potential for excellence in data science and/or computational science, and the extent to which they will serve as leaders and role models to increase diversity in the workplace.

Of the 7 students named as winners this year, six are women and all are underrepresented minorities in their country of study. They are pursuing MS and PhD degrees in a variety of applied fields:

  • Ana Belen Barcenas Jimenez, MS, Interdisciplinary Data Science, Duke University
  • Riza Bautista, Ph.D., Bioinformatics & System Biology, University of Delaware
  • Teresa Bergazin, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at Irvine
  • Kiante Brantley, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Meagan Reagan Cronin, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Nana-Ama Bridget Gana, MS, Statistics, Kwame Nkrumah University
  • Anne Marsden, Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University
Funding will be awarded in August. The winners will receive travel support to attend SC18 in Dallas, Texas, 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.
Source: Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing - ACM SIGHPC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-07-30

Focus

Verne Global turns clever SME ideas into Cloud compute reality with hpcDIRECT in free-cooled Icelandic data centres ...

Opin Kerfi goes big with HPC cluster leasing and co-location in Iceland offering free cooling and purity of air ...

Quantum computing

World-first quantum computer simulation of chemical bonds using trapped ions ...

Demon in the details of quantum thermodynamics ...

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits ...

Hardware

BrainChip to showcase neuromorphic computing solutions at MPSoC ...

BrainChip unveils the Akida Development Environment ...

Cray delivers powerful supercomputer dedicated to astronomy to National Astronomical Observatory of Japan ...

Intel stops production of Knights Landing/Xeon Phi processors ...

AFRL and IBM unveil world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic supercomputer ...

Supermicro joins Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association to accelerate all-flash NVMe storage advancements and adoption ...

Underlying mechanism discovered for magnetic effect in superconducting spintronics ...

Applications

Oracle TimesTen Scaleout sets new performance standard for in-memory databases ...

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity wins Lorentz-eScience competition 2018 ...

ACM's SIGHPC to announce 2018 Fellowship winners ...

International IEEE eScience Conference issues Call for conference travel and attendance grants ...

Texas Women in HPC Chapter formed ...

Researchers find new way to target flu virus ...

Newest supercomputer to help develop fusion energy in international device ...

XSEDE allocates $7,3 million worth of computing time to U.S. researchers in latest allocation cycle ...

Ruby Mendenhall charts progress using HPC and Big Data to flag unidentified historical sources on African American women's lives ...

XSEDE announces 2018-2019 Campus Champions Fellows ...

The Cloud

On-demand high performance Cloud computing for today's most demanding workflows offered by PADT in partnership with Nimbix ...

Share your thoughts and vote on the evolution of EOSC and FAIR data ...

EGI Foundation and Terradue signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...

HPE advances intelligent storage capabilities with AI and Cloud automation for HPE 3PAR ...