ACM HPDC 2019

The 28th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing

Phoenix, Arizona, USA - June 24-28, 2019

HPDC 2019 Achievement Award

HPDC Achievement Award 2019


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

  • 2018: Satoshi Matsuoka, for his pioneering research in the design, implementation, and application of high performance systems and software tools for parallel and distributed systems.
  • 2017: David Abramson, for his pioneering research in the design, implementation, and application of high performance systems and software tools for parallel and distributed systems.
  • 2016: Jack Dongarra, for his long-standing and far-reaching contributions in high performance linear algebra and large-scale parallel and distributed computing.
  • 2015: Ewa Deelman, for her significant influence, contributions, and distinguished use of workflow systems in high-performance computing.
  • 2014: Rich Wolski, for pioneering and high-impact contributions to grid, cloud, and parallel computing.
  • 2013: Miron Livny, for his significant contribution and high impact in the area of high-throughput computing.
  • 2012: Ian Foster, for his initiative in the creation and development of grid computing and his significant contributions to high-performance distributed computing in support of the sciences.

Achievement Award Talk

The award will be presented at the 28th ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) to be held in Phoenix, Arizona from June 24-28th, 2019 The winner should be available to receive the award in person and present an achievement award talk at the conference.

Nominations for the 2019 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.

Important Dates

Nomination deadline: Monday, March 11th, 2019

2019 Award Selection Committee

  • Ali R. Butt
  • Satoshi Matsuoka
  • Evgenia Smirini
  • 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.