News & Announcements
June 1, 2012
"Computation Institute scientists receive honors"
Computation Institute scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory are accruing multiple honors this year, including two by CI director Ian Foster.
Foster will become the first recipient of the High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing Achievement Award on June 22 at the 21st international Association for Computing Machinery symposium on HPDC in Delft, The Netherlands. He also will present the achievement award talk, titled “Reflections on 20 Years of Grid Computing.” Earlier this month, the Illinois Technology Association named Foster as its CityLIGHTS Technologist of the Year for 2012.
In related news, ITA named Braintree, a 2007 first-place winner in the New Venture Challenge at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as the 2012 CityLIGHTS Rising Star Award recipient.
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics also will present the 2012 SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize to CI computational mathematician Sou-Cheng Choi and two of her colleagues on June 21 at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra in Valencia, Spain.
The new HPDC Achievement Award honors a person who has made long-lasting, influential contributions to the foundations or practice of high-performance parallel and distributed computing.
“This award is very much a recognition of the outstanding work done by the teams at the Distributed Systems Laboratory at Argonne over the past 15-plus years,” Foster said. “My colleagues at the DSL have co-authored nine of the top 22 papers in the HPDC’s past 20 years of publications.”
In addition to directing the Computation Institute, a joint initiative of UChicago and Argonne, Foster holds appointments as the University’s Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor in Computer Science and as associate director of Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division. He ...