2024 IEEE TCPP Outstanding Service and Contributions Award

This award recognizes an individual (or a group of individuals) in the broader community who have made major professional service contributions to the parallel, distributed, and high-performance computing community. Contributions can be (but are not limited to) significant volunteer role in professional meetings (TCPP-sponsored as well as others), serving on editorial boards, organizing major events, developing community resources, significant contribution toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and reproducibility, and leading international outreach. These are only some example activities; this list is not exhaustive. Contributions are not limited to a particular calendar year.

Nomination rules:

  1. A candidate may be nominated by members of the community;
  2. Self-nominations are not eligible;
  3. An individual may nominate at most one candidate for this award;
  4. Sitting IEEE TCPP chairs, including vice chairs, cannot nominate nor be a nominee;
  5. The members of the 2024 IEEE TCPP Outstanding Service and Contributions Award cannot nominate nor be a nominee.

Nomination data:

The nomination should include

  1. Name/email of person making the nomination;
  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 and a brief summary of the service contributions;
  4. CV of the nominee; and
  5. Up to three support letters from persons other than the nominator; these should be collected by the nominator and included in the nomination.

The nomination deadline is April 10, 2024. Please email your nominations to Bora Uçar at

Selection committee:

  • Gagan Agrawal (University of Georgia, USA),
  • Srinivas Aluru (Georgia Tech, USA),
  • Jean-Luc Gaudiot (UC Irvine, USA),
  • Alba Melo (University Brasilia, Brazil),
  • Cynthia Philips (Sandia National Labs, USA),
  • Michela Taufer (University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA),
  • Bora Uçar (CNRS, Laboratoire LIP, Lyon, France), Chair

Past recipients include:

David Abramson, Srinivas Aluru, David Bader, Susamma Barua, Azzedine Boukerche, Franck Cappello, Umit V. Catalyurek, Jean-Luc Gaudiot, Allan Gottlieb, Michael Heroux, Alba Melo, Manish Parashar, William S. Pitts, Sushil Prasad, Viktor Prasanna, Sanjay Ranka, Yves Robert, Arnold Rosenberg, Sartaj Sahni, Michela Taufer, Sally J. Westrom, and Albert Zomaya.


Student Travel Assistance Grants for TCPP Sponsored Conferences and various PhD Forums

A number of travel assistance grants are available for our conferences through TCPP. Priority will be given to individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend and to students presenting their own published work. To qualify for a TCPP student travel assistance grant, a recipient must be:

  • author of an accepted conference or workshop paper or PhD Forum poster who has registered for the conference;
  • a Student Member of IEEE Computer Society/IEEE at the time he/she submits an application;
  • and a full-time student regularly registered toward a degree in computer science, engineering or related field in a university.

To apply for a grant, you will have to submit a completed application form by mentioned date.


TCPP Outstanding Service Award

This is to recognize those individuals in the broader community who have had major professional service roles in conferences (TCPP and others), journals, various committees, major events, community resources, and international outreach, and those who have had a major impact on the community at large in possibly other ways.

2023 Winners: Michael Heroux, Sandia National Lab., USA; and Alba Cristina M. A. Melo, University of Brasilia, Brazil

2022 Winner: Michela Taufer, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA

2021 Winner: David Abramson, University of Queensland, Australia

2020 Winner: Ümit V. Çatalyürek, Georgia Institute of Technology

2019 Winner: Srinivas Aluru,  Georgia Institute of Technology

2018 Winner: Franck Cappello,  Argonne National Laboratory

2017 Winners: Jean-Luc Gaudiot, University of California; Irvine and Manish Parashar, Rutgers University

2016 Winner: Yves Robert, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

2015 Winners: Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa; Sanjay Ranka, University of Florida

2014 Winners: Allan Gottlieb, New York University; Arnold Rosenberg, Northeastern University

2013 Winner: David A. Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology

2012 Winner: Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University

2011 Winner: Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney

2010 Winner: Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida

2009 Winner: Susamma Barua, William S. Pitts and Sally J. Westrom

2008 Winner: The inaugural TCPP Outstanding Service Award goes to Professor Viktor Prasanna, University of Southern California!

Advisory Committee

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

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) and its member Technical Committees, Technical Committee on Parallel Process (TCPP) and Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), 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.

2023 Winners: Johannes Doerfert (Lawrence Livermore National Lab.), Wenqian Dong (Florida International University), and Prashant Pandey (University of Utah)
2022 Winners: Yue Cheng (University of Virginia), Hang Liu (Stevens Institute of Technology), and Elliott Slaughter (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
2021 Winners: Bing Xie (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Yang You (National University of Singapore), Amelie Chi Zhou (Shenzhen University)
2020 Winners: Catherine (Katie) Schuman (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Dingwen Tao (Washington State University), Pedro Valero-Lara (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
2019 Winners: Yufei Ding (University of California at Santa Barbara), Xu Liu (College of William & Mary), Guillaume Aupy Pallez (Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest and University of Bordeaux)
2018 Winners: Lin Gan (National Supercomputing Center, Wuxi and Tsinghua University), Min Si (Argonne National Laboratory), Edgar Solomonik (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
2017 Winners: Antonio J. Peña (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Amanda Randles (Duke University), Shuaiwen Leon Song (Pacific Northwest National Lab)
2016 Winners: Kyle Chard (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory), Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware), Seyong Lee (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Advisory Committee

Best Paper/Poster Awards

IPDPS 2023

  • BEST PAPER AWARD: ByteTransformer: A High-Performance Transformer Boosted for Variable-Length Inputs (Yujia Zhai, Chengquan Jiang, Leyuan Wang, Xiaoying Jia, Shang Zhang, Zizhong Chen, Xin Liu and Yibo Zhu)
    1. Software and Hardware codesign for High Performance Graph Neural Network Inference (Bingyi Zhang)
    2. Distributed On-Demand Deployment for Transparent Access to 5G Edge Computing Services (Josef Hammer)
    3. Optimizing Resource Management for Machine Learning Workloads in High-Performance Clusters (Di Zhang)

IPDPS 2021

  • BEST PAPER AWARD: xBGAS: A Global Address Space Extension on RISC-V for High Performance Computing (Xi Wang, John D. Leidel, Brody Williams, Alan Ehret, Miguel Mark, Michel A. Kinsy, and Yong Chen)
  • HONORABLE MENTION AWARD: Consistent Lock-free Parallel Stochastic Gradient Descent for Fast and Stable Convergence (Karl Bäckström, Ivan Walulya, Marina Papatriantafilou, and Philippas Tsigas)
    • Redesigning Peridigm on SIMT Accelerators for High-performance Peridynamics Simulations (Xinyuan Li, Huang Ye, and Jian Zhang)
    • Designing High-Performance MPI Libraries with On-the-fly Compression for Modern GPU Clusters (Q. Zhou, C. Chu, N.S. Kumar, P. Kousha, S.M. Ghazimirsaeed, H. Subramoni, and D.K. Panda)

IPDPS 2020

  • BEST PAPER AWARD:    XSP: Across-Stack Profiling and Analysis of Machine Learning Models on GPUs  – Cheng Li and Abdul Dakkak (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Jinjun Xiong (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center), Wei Wei and Lingjie Xu (Alibaba Group), and Wen-mei Hwu (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

HiPC 2015

Main Conference Best paper Award: Task-based multifrontal QR solver for GPU-accelerated multicore architectures; Emmanuel Agullo (INRIA / LaBRI, France); Alfredo Buttari (CNRS – IRIT Toulouse, France); Abdou Guermouche (Université de Bordeaux, France); Florent Lopez (Université Paul Sabatier, France)

Student Research Symposium Best Papers Awards:

Multiscale multiphysics process on a HPC infrastructure: Application to coral growth process Karthik Senthil (National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India), Paul Albuquerque (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland); Jonas Latt (University of Geneva,Switzerland)

Dynamic Shortest Paths using JavaScript on GPUs Anurag Ingole and Rupesh Nasre (IIT Madras, India)

Student Research Symposium Best Poster Award:

SWIFT: A Fast Enhanced String Matching Algorithm for Heterogeneous Architectures Sourabh S Shenoy (Vishveshwaraiah Technological University, India), Supriya Nayak Udma (Visvesvaraya Technological University, India), Bayyapu Neelima (National Institute of Technology-Karnataka Surathkal,India)

Student Parallel Programming Challenge

Nvidia Track:  Subhajit Sanfui, Utpal Kiran

Intel Track:

1st Place:  Akshay Kamath, Gururaj K, Ajay Kumar M,

2nd Place:  Alexandros-Leonidas Kouris, Alexandros Nakos, Nikolaos Nikoloutsakos

3rd Place:  Shaleen Kumar Gupta, Sishtla Chaitanya Prasad, Visharad Bansal

4th Place:  Prathamesh Deshpande, Saurabh Kalikar, Somesh Singh

Shell India Computational Talent Prize (SICTP)

Gold Award: Sindhu Padakandla, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. Title: Energy Sharing for Multiple Sensor Nodes with Finite Buffers

Silver Award: Manisha [a]Sinha, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. Title: HCN channels enhance spike phase coherence and regulate the phase of spikes and LFPs in the theta-frequency range

Bronze Awards:

* Ketan Sarode, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. Title: Embedded multiple shooting methodology in a genetic algorithm framework for parameter estimation and state identification of complex systems

* Atreyee Banerjee, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. Title: The role of structure and entropy in determining differences in dynamics for glass formers with different interaction potentials

IPDPS 2015

PhD Forum Poster Awards

Shilpa Babalad (Indian Institute of Science), Evaluating Memory Management Schemes in CPU-GPU Architectures

Sara S. Hamouda (Australian National University), Resilience in High Level Parallel Programming Languages

PerCom 2014

IEEE Computer Society TCPP Best Ph.D. Forum Paper Award

“Social Pervasive Systems: The Harmonization Between Social Networking and Pervasive Systems,” Soumaia A. Al Ayyat (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)

PACT 2013

Memory-centric System Interconnect Design with Hybrid Memory Cubes by Gwangsun Kim, John Kim, Jung Ho Ahn, and Jaeha Kim

HiPC 2013

Best Paper Award

Parallel Branch-and-Bound for Two-Stage Stochastic Integer Optimization by Akhil Langer, Ramprasad Venkataraman, Udatta Palekar, Laxmikant V. Kale, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

NVIDIA Student Research Symposium

Best Paper using GPU Technologies — CUDAPrefixSpan – GPU-Accelerated Sequential Pattern Mining by Sai Hemanth S V, Benuraj Sharma and Pallav Kumar Baruah, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparti, India

Best Poster using GPU Technologies — Cloud-based Real-Time Speech Enhancement for Mobile Communication by Iyer Chandrashekaran Gurumurthy, Sai Prasanna Annamalai, Hanumantha Rao Naidu and Pallav Kumar Baruah, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparti, India


Best Paper Award — Minimally buffered deflection NoC routers with dual point injection by Rachana Radhakrishnan and John Jose, Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi, Kerala

Best Poster Award — Highly Asynchronous and Scalable Algorithms for Distributed-Memory Adaptive Mesh Refinement at Extreme Scales by Akhil Langer and Laxmikant Kale, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Best Presentation Award — Analytics-Based Approach to Improve Alert Processing in Enterprise Systems by Anuja Kelkar, Utkarsh Naiknaware, Sachin Sukhlecha, Ashish Sanadhya, Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune, Maitreya Natu and Vaishali Sadaphal Tata Research Development and Design Centre, Pune

Shell India Computational Talent Prize Winners

A Novel Level Set-Based Immersed-Boundary Method For CFD Simulation Of Moving-Boundary Problems

Mukul Shrivastava, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai

SVM_pAUC^tight: A new support vector method for optimizing partial AUC based on a tight convex upper bound

Harikrishna Narasimhan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Calculation of Chemical Potentials and Occupancies in Clathrate Hydrates through Monte Carlo Molecular Simulations

Srikanth Ravipati, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Honorable Mention

Can Molecular Cages Be effective At Small Molecule Activation? A Computational Investigation

Nishamol Kuriakose, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Detecting Symmetry in Scalar Fields Using Augmented Extremum Graphs

Dilip Mathew Thomas, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

HiPC 2012

VMAP: Proactive Thermal-aware Virtual Machine Allocation in HPC Cloud Datacenters – Eunkyung Lee (Rutgers University, USA); Hariharasudhan Viswanathan (Rutgers University, USA); Dario Pompili (Rutgers University, USA)

A Fault-Tolerant Environment for Large-Scale Query Processing – Mehmet Kurt (The Ohio State University, USA); Gagan Agrawal (The Ohio State University, USA)

NVidia Award :

Massively parallel Landscape-Evolution Modelling using General Purpose Graphical Processing Units – Stephen McGough (Newcastle University, United Kingdom); Darrel Maddy (Newcastle University, United Kingdom); Adam Trueman (Newcastle University, United Kingdom); John Wainwright (Durham University, United Kingdom); Shun Liang (Newcastle University, United Kingdom); Markas Rapoportas (Newcastle University, United Kingdom); Ryan Grey (Newcastle University, United Kingdom); Ganesh Kumar Vinod (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)

SRS Best Paper

First place: A computationally efficient and scalable approach for privacy preserving kNN classification – Sairam Ravu*, SSSIHL; Neelakandan Ramachandran, SSSIHL; Mohan Gorai, ; Ravi Mukkamala, Old Dominion University, USA.; Pallav Baruah, SSSIHL

Second place: A Computationally Efficient Parallel Kernel Regression for Image Reconstruction – V Sai Ram*, SSSIHL; M Srinivasa Rao, SSSIHL ; G. Dada Khalandhar, SSSIHL; L Srikanth, SSSIHL; Pallav Baruah, SSSIHL; R R sarma, SSSIHL

SRS Best Poster

First place: Performance and Energy-aware VM Management of Co-located LTE BS on Multicore Server Platforms – Madhurima Pore*, Arizona State University; Zahra Abbasi, Arizona State University; SAyan Kole, Arizona State University; Georgios Varsamopoulos, Arizona State University; Sandeep K. S Gupta, Arizona State University

Second place: Employing GPU Accelerators for Efficient Enforcement of Data Integrity in Outsourced Data – KRISHNA PRASANTH R*, SSSIHL; ravi Mukkamala, Old Dominion University, USA.; Pallav Baruah, SSSIHL


Hybrid Multi-Core Algorithms for Regular Image Filtering Applications – Shrenik Lad, IIIT Hyderabad; Krishna Kumar Singh, IIIT Hyderabad; Kishore Kothapalli*, IIIT Hyderabad; P.J. Narayanan, IIIT Hyderabad

ICPADS Winner:

PQEMU: A Parallel System Emulator Based on QEMU

Jiun-Hung Ding, Po-Chun Chang, Wei-Chung Hsu and Yeh-Ching Chung

PerCom 2008 Winner:

A Context Directed Search Facilitator for Home Entertainment Devices, Alan Messer, Anugeetha Kunjithapatham, Phuong Nguyen, Priyang Rathod, Mithun Sheshagiri, Doreen Cheng, and Simon Gibbs, Samsung Information Systems/Electronics, USA

NSF/TCPP Student Travel Award

2014 Winners

  • Manos Katsomallos, University of Thessaly
  • Steven Mudda, SUPSI
  • Kartik Muralidharan, Singapore Management University
  • Jason Orlosky, Osaka University
  • Alicia Rodriguez-Carrion, University Carlos III of Madrid
  • Hee Jung Yoon, DGIST
  • Kai Zhan, University of Sydney
  • Jeeva Paudel, University of Alberta
  • Madhurima Pore, Arizona State University
  • Madhawa Bandara, University of Colombo School of Computing
  • Michael Gowanlock, University of Hawaii
  • Kittisak Sajjapongse, University of Missouri
  • Chirag Jain, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Tejaswi Agarwal, University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Nagakishore Jammula, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ivan Grasso, University of Innsbruck
  • Chen Mei, Southeast University
  • Andrew J Younge, Indiana University
  • Cheng Wang, University of Houston
  • GUYUE WANG, University of Tsukuba
  • Neelima Bayyapu, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
  • Hasan Erdem YANTIR, Bogazici University
  • Tania Malik, UCD
  • Marco Maggioni, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Xinying Wang, Iowa State University
  • Gokarna Sharma, Louisiana State University
  • Roksana Hossain, University of Calgary
  • Syed Ali Mustafa Zaidi, University of Cambridge

2013 Winners

  • Yandong Wang
  • Kang Chen
  • Rengan Xu
  • Wei Wang
  • Lizhong Chen
  • Yanfei Guo
  • Satish Puri
  • Boyu Zhang
  • Adria Armejach Sanosa, University Politecnica Catalunya
  • Rahulkumar Gayatri, University Politecnica Catalunya
  • Rakesh Kumar, University Politecnica Catalunya
  • Akhil Langer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Yu Su, University of New South Wales
  • Mousso A. Ehsan, Stony Brook University
  • Nitya Hariharan, Technical University Munich
  • Peng Li, Washington University St. Luis
  • Venmugil Elango, Ohio State University
  • Charuwat Houngkaew, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Madhurima Pore, Arizona State University

2012 Winners

  • Zhezhe Chen
  • Xuechen Zhang
  • Waheed Iqbal
  • Han Zhao
  • Xinxin Liu
  • Preeti Malakar
  • Ankit Shah
  • Miguel Matos
  • Yanfei Guo
  • Yongen Yu
  • Zhao Zhao
  • Yan Wang
  • Xiaoming Chen
  • Lifeng Zhang
  • Orna Agmon
  • Ben-Yehuda
  • Fan Zhang
  • Md Ariful Azad
  • Yanhua Sun
  • Jonathan Lifflander

2011 Winners

  • Ziming Zheng, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Ciprian Docan, Rutgers University
  • Xing Wu, NCSU
  • Yongpeng Zhang, North Carolina State University
  • Junghee Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • David Ediger, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ze Li, Clemson University
  • Keun Soo Yim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sukhyun Song, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Geoffrey Stoker, University of Maryland
  • Dimitrije Jevremovic, Computer Science Dept, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Fuat Keceli, University of Maryland
  • Subodh Sharma, University of Utah
  • Gokarna Sharma, Louisiana State University
  • David Kunzman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Suat Mercan, University of Nevada Reno
  • Osman Sarood, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Romain Cledat, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dinesh Agarwal, Georgia State University
  • Shuaiwen Song, Virginia tech
  • Andriy Kot, The College of William and Mary
  • Phil Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • J. Paul Daigle, Georgia State University
  • Ankur Dave, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dheeraj Chahal, Clemson University
  • Wei Tang, Illinois Institute of Technology