ACM, IEEE, and the SC Conference have announced the 2017 recipients of the ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships.
Endowed in memory of George Michael, one of the founding fathers of the SC Conference series, the ACM IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial Fellowships honor exceptional Ph.D. students throughout the world whose research focus areas are in high performance computing, networking, storage, and large-scale data analysis. ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and the SC Conference support this award.
Shaden Smith of the University of Minnesota, and Yang You of the University of California, Berkeley, were chosen to receive 2017 ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Smith is being recognized for his work on efficient and parallel large-scale sparse tensor factorization for machine learning applications. You is being recognized for his work on designing accurate, fast, and scalable machine learning algorithms on distributed systems.
Smith's research is in the general area of parallel and high performance computing, with a special focus on developing algorithms for sparse tensor factorization, which facilitates the analysis of unstructured and high dimensional data. Smith has made several fundamental contributions that already have advanced the state of the art on sparse tensor factorization algorithms.
You's research interests include scalable algorithms, parallel computing, distributed systems, and machine learning. You has made several fundamental contributions that reduce the communications between levels of a memory hierarchy or between processors over a network.
The Fellowships include a $5,000 honorarium and travel expenses to attend SC17 in Denver, CO, Nov. 12-17, where the Fellowships will be formally presented.
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