IEEE-CS Charles Babbage Award

In Recognition of Significant Contributions in the Field of Parallel Computing

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Charles Babbage - wikipedia source

Established in memory of Charles Babbage in recognition of significant contributions in the field of parallel computation. The candidate would have made an outstanding, innovative contribution or contributions to parallel computation. It is hoped, but not required, that the winner will have also contributed to the parallel computation community through teaching, mentoring, or community service. 
This award covers all aspects of parallel computing including computational aspects, novel applications, parallel algorithms, theory of parallel computation, parallel computing technologies, among others.  
Nomination Deadline:  15 October 2017
The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements.
A certificate and a $1,000 honorarium presented to a single recipient.  The winner will be invited to present a paper and/or presentation at the annual IEEE-CS International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS).
The IPDPS conference originated in 1986 as an activity of the Orange County (California) Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society Chapter. The founders of the first International Parallel Processing Symposium (IPPS) were primarily engineers from the semiconductor field and academics interested in computer architecture and high performance processing, looking to solve problems of computation through architectural and software innovation.


Past Award Recipients

2015 - Alan Edelman
2014 - Peter Kogge
2013 - James Demmel
2012 - Chris Johnson
2011 - Jack Dongarra
2010 - Burton Smith
2009 - Wen-Mei Hwu
2008 - Joel Saltz
2007 - Mike Flynn
2006 - Bill Dally
2005 - Yale N. Patt
2004 - Christos Papadimitriou
2003 - Michel Cosnard
2002 - Steve Wallach
2001 - Thomson Leighton
2000 - Michael O. Rabin
1999 - K. Mani Chandy
1998 - Jim Gray
1997 - Frances Allen
1995 - Richard Karp
1994 - Arvind
1993 - K. Mani Chandy
1992 - David Kuck
1991 - Harold Stone
1990 - H.T. Kung
1989 - Irving S. Reed


2017 Charles Babbage Subcommittee Chair

Viktor Prasanna

USC University of Southern California


Next Deadline for 2018 nominations: 15 October 2017




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