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

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 20 September 2021

IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) selects Bing Xie of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Yang You of National University of Singapore, and Amelie Chi Zhou of Shenzhen University, as 2021 winners of the IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing.

Dr. Bing Xie is an HPC research scientist at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Bing received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University in 2017 and joined ORNL in the same year. She conducts computer systems research with a strong publication record spanning multiple research areas, including large-scale parallel file systems, open source distributed deep learning frameworks, and resource management and scheduling in HPC and cloud systems. Her results have been presented at major conferences and journals, such as SC, ACM TOS, NSDI, HPDC, IPDPS. Her work studying the performance of parallel file systems was nominated as a best paper and a best student paper at SC in 2012. Her improvements of HDF5 (Hierarchical Data Format version 5), a widely used HPC I/O library, were successfully used for performance tuning of the Summit supercomputer at OLCF.

Dr. Yang You is a Presidential Young Professor at National University of Singapore. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley. The focus of his current research is efficient deep learning on distributed systems. In 2017, his team broke the world record of ImageNet training speed. In 2019, his team broke the world record of BERT training speed. Dr. You’s training techniques have been used by many tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA. His LARS and LAMB optimizers are available in the industry benchmark MLPerf. He is a winner of IPDPS 2015 Best Paper Award (0.8%), ICPP 2018 Best Paper Award (0.3%) and ACM/IEEE George Michael HPC Fellowship. Yang You is a Siebel Scholar and a winner of Lotfi A. Zadeh Prize. He was nominated by UC Berkeley for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. He also made Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list (2021) for young leaders.

Dr. Amelie Chi Zhou is an assistant professor at College of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nanyang Technological University in 2016. From May 2016 to August 2017, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Inria Rennes, France. Amelie has been working on the convergence between HPC and big data, focusing on the resource optimizations for efficient and scalable data management in large-scale parallel and distributed systems. She has published in prestigious system-related journals such as TPDS, TCC, FGCS and conferences such as SC, HPDC, SIGMOD, ICDE, ICDCS and ICPP. She serves as the panel vice-chair for SC’21 and track vice-chair for SC’22. She is also the student program co-chair of ICPP’22 and an Editor of FGCS journal. Dr. Zhou received the Shenzhen Overseas High-Caliber Personnel Award in 2018 and is leading the Parallel and Distributed Systems Team at Shenzhen University.

The IEEE Computer Society TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing is sponsored by the IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) and its member Technical Committees:

  • Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (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).

The TCHPC Award recognizes up to three individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of high-performance computing within five years of receiving their PhD degree as of January 1 of the year of the award.

Awardees will be presented a plaque and will be recognized by IEEE Computer Society’s TCHPC and SC21 websites, newsletters, and archives. They will receive complimentary technical program registration, hotel accommodation at SC21 as well as complimentary IEEE/IEEE CS membership for one year.

IEEE-CS will present the awards at SC21, America’s Center in St. Louis on Thursday, November 18 from 12:45-1:30 p.m. Full information of the conference can be found at http://sc21.supercomputing.org/ .

For more details, visit the official IEEE-CS TCHPC page at http://tc.computer.org/tchpc/home-page/page-of-awards/.

For information about all IEEE-CS awards, visit http://www.computer.org/awards.

 

 

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)

Nominations

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 tchpc-awards@computer.org 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 http://sc21.supercomputing.org/.

For more information, please send email to tchpc-awards@computer.org.