2023 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards – Voting Open!

Women is HPC is proud to highlight the 2023 nominees for Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Leadership and Outstanding Leadership in HPC.

2023 Readers’ Choice Awards are now open for voting. We are excited that this awards ceremony recognises the most outstanding individuals, organisations, products, and technologies in our HPC industry.  We’ve had a long and wonderful history with the team at HPCWire and are very pleased to see this year’s list of diverse projects, people and potential.

Nominees for Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

As prior winners of Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award category we are thrilled to see new organisations leading their field with 8 nominations!  Here is the list of nominees:

  1. Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) a leader in providing a comprehensive set of workforce development programs, starting with a full summer of high school programs in cybersecurity and a week-long summer program that lets high school students explore where coding meets communities.
  2. Through its ADAPT PA Curriculum Development Program, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is working with partners at community colleges and PASSHE schools across the state of Pennsylvania to enhance curricula, provide learning resources, and collaborate on new programs. Through this program, the school will be helping over 100 students across diverse backgrounds gain valuable skills.
  3. DataJam team at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego undergraduate data science student Minchan Kim has been able to apply knowledge learned in his data science classes to outreach efforts with local high school students from the Pala Band of Mission Indians Learning Center and other schools.
  4. National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and its affiliates have a variety of year-round programs to encourage students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds, to consider careers within the HPC realm, including work with digital agriculture, software development, STEM research, networking, cybersecurity, and any research that utilizes cyberinfrastructure.
  5. Altair works aggressively to achieve gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity‚ with team members in 27 countries of 50 different nationalities and speaking 75+ languages. Additionally, Altair has a global internship program and sponsors scholarships and educational programs for underrepresented groups through diversity partners.
  6. The African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things was created to educate and train African researchers in the field of IoT who will develop and deploy innovative IoT-enabled services to address development challenges across eastern and southern Africa.
  7. KAUST is a unique institution, home to over 110 nationalities representing a wide range of local and multinational cultures. KAUST’s Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC), led by Prof. David Keyes with help from Dr. Hatem Ltaief, mentors students from diverse nationalities and genders, resulting in successful publications and selection as best papers at various conferences.
  8. The goal of the Richard Tapia Conference is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to celebrate the diversity that exists in computing and connect with others with common backgrounds.

Plus… Co-Founder Alison Kennedy achieves Leadership Nomination!

We are also excited that our co-founder Alison Kennedy has been nominated for Outstanding Leadership in HPC. Alison is a strategic advisor to the STFC Hartree Centre and recently completed a term of office as the Managing Director and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for Research Computing in Europe (PRACE). Prior to that she was Director of Hartree and worked in a variety of managerial and technical HPC roles at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) for more than 23 years.

Follow the link to vote for your favourite nominees in each category, polls will close on October 1st, 2023. 2023 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards – Voting is Open! – HPCwire

We are proud of all the nominees in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, and we are looking forward to meeting the winners in the SC23, Denver.