The 27th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing

Tempe, Arizona, USA - June 11-15, 2018

HPDC 2018 Achievement Award

2018 HPDC Achievement Award

Satoshi MatsuokaWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka will receive the annual HPDC Achievement Award for his pioneering research in the design, implementation, and application of high performance systems and software tools for parallel and distributed systems.

Satoshi Matsuoka from April 2018 has become the director of Riken CCS, the top-tier HPC center that represents HPC in Japan, currently hosting the K Computer and developing the next generation Post-K machine, along with multitudes of ongoing cutting edge HPC research being conducted. He had been a Full Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC), a Japanese national supercomputing center hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2000, and since 2016 a Fellow at the AI Research Center (AIRC), AIST, the largest national lab in Japan, as well as becoming the head of the joint Lab RWBC-OIL (Open Innovation Lab on Real World Big Data Computing) between the two institutions, in 2017. He was the leader of the TSUBAME series of supercomputers, and has won the 2014 IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award, the highest prestige in the field of HPC. He still has an appointment as a Professor at the Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, to continue his research activities spanning the three institutions in HPC and scalable Big Data & AI.

The award will be presented at HPDC 2018 in Tempe, Arizona, where Dr. Matsuoka will deliver a keynote address.

The purpose of HPDC Achievement Award is to recognize individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of HPDC, to raise the awareness of these contributions, especially among the younger generation of PhD students, and to improve the image and the public relations of the HPDC community. The award is presented at the HPDC conference, and the winner is invited to give a keynote presentation at the conference.

Past Winners

  • 2017: David Abramson, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2016: Jack Dongarra, UTK and Oak Ridge
  • 2015: Ewa Deelman, Information Sciences Institute - USC, 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