LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Oct. 9, 2019 — IEEE Computer Society has selected Julia Computing Chief Scientist Alan Edelman as the winner of the prestigious Sidney Fernbach Award for co-creation of Julia and other ‘outstanding breakthroughs’.
According to IEEE Computer Society, Edelman received the award “for outstanding breakthroughs in high-performance computing, linear algebra and computational science, and for contributions to the Julia programming language.”
Professor Edelman is co-creator of Julia, co-founder and Chief Scientist at Julia Computing, Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT and leads the Julia Lab at MIT.
About Julia and Julia Computing
Julia is the fastest high-performance open source computing language for data, analytics, algorithmic trading, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other scientific and numeric computing applications. Julia solves the two language problem by combining the ease of use of Python and R with the speed of C++. Julia provides parallel computing capabilities out of the box and unlimited scalability with minimal effort. Julia has been downloaded more than 10 million times and is used at more than 1,500 universities. Julia co-creators are the winners of the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software and the 2019 Sidney Fernbach Award. Julia has run at petascale on 650,000 cores with 1.3 million threads to analyze over 56 terabytes of data using Cori, one of the ten largest and most powerful supercomputers in the world.
Source: Julia Computing