IEEE CS TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing – 2021

The IEEE Computer Society TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing recognizes up to 3 individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of high-performance computing within 5 years of receiving their PhD degree as of January 01 of the year of the award. It is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) and its member Technical Committees:

  • Technical Committee on Parallel Process (TCPP)
  • Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC)
  • Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP)
  • Technical Committee on Cloud Computing (TCCLD)
  • Task Force on Rebooting Computing (TFRC)
  • Technical Committee on Computational Life Sciences (TCCLS)


A candidate must be nominated by member(s) of the community. An individual may nominate at most one candidate for this award. The nomination application must be submitted via email to as a single PDF file and should contain the following details:

  1. Name/email of person making the nomination (self-nominations are not eligible).
  2. Name/email of candidate for whom the award is recommended.
  3. A statement by the nominator (maximum of 500 words) as to why the nominee is highly deserving of the award. Note that since the award is for outstanding contributions, the statement and supporting letters should address what the contributions are and why they are both outstanding and significant. The nomination should also list the names and email of up to 3 persons who have provided letters supporting the nomination.
  4. CV of the nominee.
  5. Up to three letters of support from persons other than the nominator – these should be collected by the nominator and included in the nomination.

Important Dates

Nomination Deadline:       August 15, 2021
Notification:                        September 15, 2021

Award Selection Committee

  • Yuichiro Ajima, Fujitsu Limited, Japan
  • Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK (Chair)
  • Hatem Ltaief, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Catherine (Katie) Schuman, ORNL, USA
  • Dingwen Tao, Washington State University, USA
  • Pedro Valero-Lara, ORNL, USA
Note that members of the selection committee cannot be nominators or provide support letters.

Award & Presentation Note

Awardees will be presented a plaque and provided with complimentary IEEE and IEEE CS membership for one year. They will also be recognized by IEEE Computer Society and TCHPC websites, newsletters, and archives. The awards will be presented at the SC21 conference that will be held in St. Louis, MO, USA during November 14 – 19, 2021. Details of the conference can be found at

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