Achievement Award Call for Nominations

In 2012, HPDC established an annual achievement award, which is presented to an individual who has made long-lasting, influential contributions to the foundations or practice of the field of high-performance parallel and distributed computing (HPDC). These contributions may include one or more of the following:

  • conceptual advances that have influenced the design or operation of HPDC systems or applications;
  • innovative techniques or tools for the design or analysis of HPDC systems or applications;
  • the design, the implementation, and the deployment of innovative (components of) HPDC systems or applications;
  • the analysis of innovative (components of) HPDC systems or applications.
In selecting the achievement award recipient, the Award Selection Committee will place particular emphasis on seminal contributions and a sustained record of high-impact in the field.

Past Winners

  • 2016: Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
  • 2015: Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California, USA
  • 2014: Rich Wolski, UC Santa Barbara, USA
  • 2013: Miron Livny, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • 2012: Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Achievement Award Talk

The award will be presented at the 26th ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC-26) to be held in Washington D.C., United States, from June 26-30, 2017. The winner should be available to receive the award in person and present an achievement award talk at the HPDC-26 conference.

Nominations for the 2017 Award

Candidates may nominate a colleague by sending a letter in PDF form to dthain@nd.edu. The letter of nomination should be about one page and contain:

  1. The nominee's current professional affiliation(s).
  2. A brief citation (thirty words or less) precisely stating the most salient reason(s) why the nominee is qualified for the award.
  3. A description of the technical contributions of the nominee and their significance and impact.
Nominations are now being accepted!

Important Dates

Nomination deadline: Monday, March 13th, 2017

2017 Award Selection Committee

  • Jack Dongarra
  • Howie Huang
  • Adriana Iamnitchi
  • Alexandru Iosup
  • Douglas Thain
  • Jon Weissman
The award selection committee is chaired by a member of the HPDC steering committee and includes the General Chair(s) and the Program Committee Chair(s) of the current HPDC conference, and the previous year's award winner. An award committee member cannot be a nominator or be selected as the winner.