March 17 — ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC), in partnership with Intel, awards the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships to 12 world-class students from under-represented groups in computing.
The fellowships, funded by Intel, were established to increase diversity among students pursuing graduate degrees in data and computational sciences, including women and students from racial/ethnic backgrounds historically underrepresented in the computing field. The fellowship provides $15,000 USD annually for up to five years for students at institutions anywhere in the world who have completed less than half of their planned program of study.
Students, nominated by their graduate advisors, span disciplines from finance and robotics to managing personal health data, and represent institutions of all sizes in 25 countries. In 2017, 80% of nominees were female, and 40% identified as an underrepresented minority in their country of study.
Nominations are evaluated and ranked by a panel of experts (themselves diverse with respect to race, gender, discipline, and nationality) based on nominees’ overall potential for excellence in data science and/or computational science, and the extent to which they will serve as leaders and role models to increase diversity in the workplace.
March 15, 2018
April 30, 2018
July 31, 2018
For complete information and to make a nomination.
For questions about the nomination process, contact: SIGHPC
Funding is awarded in August. Winners receive travel support to attend the SC Conference, where they are recognized during the Awards Ceremony. Winners also receive a complimentary membership in SIGHPC for the duration of their fellowship.
The ACM Special Interest Group on HPC is the first international group within a major professional society that is devoted exclusively to the needs of students, faculty, and practitioners in high performance computing. SIGHPC’s mission is to help spread the use of HPC, raise the standards of the profession, and ensure a rich and rewarding career for people involved in the field.
For more information, visit: SIGHPC.