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Andrew Canning Elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Andrew Canning of CRD's Computational Chemistry, Materials & Climate Group was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society "For his important contributions to the development of parallel and computational algorithms for a diverse range of electronic structure methods and their application to systems ranging from nanostructures, complex magnetic systems to nuclear detection materials."

Alexandre Chorin Receives National Medal of Science

Alexandre Chorin, a mathematician with Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division and a University Professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley, was named today by President Obama as a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.

Aydin Buluç Receives DOE Early Career Award

Aydın Buluç of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Computational Research Division (CRD) has been honored with a 2013 Department of Energy’s (DOE) Early Career Award for his work on energy-efficient parallel graph and data mining algorithms.

James Sethian Elected to National Academy of Sciences

James Sethian, leader of the Mathematics Group in the Computational Research Division, was one of 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Kathy Yelick Named 2013-2014 Athena Lecturer

ACM Council on Women in Computing named Katherine Yelick as the 2013-2014 Athena Lecturer for improving fundamental understanding and practice of parallel programming, which uses multiple processing elements simultaneously to solve a problem.

Peter Nugent Wins NERSC Award for Innovative Use of High Performance Computing

Peter Nugent of CRD's Computational Cosmology Center and NERSC's Visualization Group received NERSC Award for Innovative Use of HPC for his work with the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) pipeline

Leonid Oliker wins IEEE Computer Society's Golden Core award

Lenny Oliker of CRD's Future Technologies Group received the IEEE Computer Society's Golden Core Award, which recognizes individuals for longstanding service to the society.

InformationWeek’s Top 10 Government IT Innovators

For the second time in four years, ESnet has been named one of the year’s top government IT innovators by InformationWeek Government magazine. The magazine announced its top 15 innovators in government IT, with ESnet cited for its new 100 gigabit-per-second nationwide network funded as the Advanced Networking Initiative and launched into full production in November 2012.

ESnet Named One of Top Government IT Innovators – Again

For the second time in four years, ESnet has been named one of the year’s top government IT innovators by InformationWeek Government magazine.

Wes Bethel 2012 ACM Distinguished Scientist

Wes Bethel, leader of the Visualization Group in the Computational Research Division, has been named an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He was cited for his work on visualization and data analysis for nearly 30 years and being “a well-regarded leader of scientific visualization.

Kathy Yelick named 2012 ACM Fellow

Kathy Yelick has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Yelick was named an ACM Fellow "For contributions to parallel languages that improve programmer productivity."

Hank Childs DOE Early Career Award

Hank Childs of the Computational Research Division's Visualization Group has been honored with a 2012 Department of Energy's Early Career Award for "Data Exploration at the Exascale."

John Bell Elected to National Academy of Sciences

John Bell, an applied mathematician and computational scientist who leads the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering and the Mathematics and Computational Science Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Sean Peisert Elevated to IEEE Senior Member

Sean Peisert of CRD's Complex Systems Group and UC Davis has been named an IEEE Senior Member, which requires at least 10 years of professional practice and significant performance over at least five of those years.

James Sethian and Robert Saye, 2011 Cozzarelli Prize

James Sethian and Robert Saye, mathematicians who both hold joint appointments at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, won the 2011 Cozzarelli Prize for the best scientific paper in the category of Engineering and Applied Sciences for "The Voronoi Implicit Interface Method for computing multiphase physics." The Cozzarelli Prize is sponsored by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

David Leinweber, Advanced Trading Magazine's "Top 10 Innovators of the Decade"

David Leinweber, co-founder of the Center for Innovative Financial Technology (CIFT) in the Computational Research Division, was named by Advanced Trading magazine as one of its "Top 10 Innovators of the Decade" for his work in developing a service that allows trading strategies to react to news the instant it breaks, managing what the magazine describes as "a fire hose of aggregated updates."

ESnet Receives University of California Larry L. Sautter Award

The University of California Information Technology Leadership Council selected ESnet's On-Demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System (OSCARS) honorable mention in the 2011 Larry L. Sautter Award Program. The Sautter Award was established in 2000 to encourage and recognize innovative deployment of information technology in support of the University's mission.

Vern Paxson Receives SIGCOMM Award

Vern Paxson, who holds joint appointments at UC Berkeley, the International Computer Science Institute and Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, has been named recipient of this year's ACM SIGCOMM Award "for his seminal contributions to the fields of Internet measurement and Internet security, and for distinguished leadership and service to the Internet community."

James Demmel Elected to National Academy of Sciences

James W. Demmel, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who has a joint appointment in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The software and standards Demmel developed over the last two decades enable users to transition their computer programs to new high-performance computers without having to re-implement the basic building blocks. The software is used by hundreds of sites worldwide, including all U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, NASA research laboratories, many universities, and companies in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, computer, environmental, medical, oil, and pharmaceutical industries.

Bruce Bargmeyer Recognized with INCITS Merit Award

Bruce Bargmeyer, leader of the Advanced Computing for Science Department's Metadata, Semantics, and Ecoinformatics Group, was recognized with the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Merit Award for 2011. Bargmeyer was cited for “more than 15 years of participation and contributions to INCITS/DM32.8 Technical Committee and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC32. Your leadership and broad knowledge of important issues and dedicated efforts are what lead to the successful development and advancement of standards."

Sloan Research Fellows

Per-Olof Persson of the Computational Research Division's (CRD) Mathematics Group and Koushik Sen of CRD's Future Technologies Group, were awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, given annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to scientists, mathematicians and economists who are at an early stage of their research careers. In 2010, Persson was only one of 38 researchers nationally who submitted a winning research proposal to the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program Sen who is also an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, received a National Science Foundation Career Award in 2008 and the C.L. and Jane W-S. Liu Award in 2004 for exceptional research promise.

Niels Gronbech-Jensen, American Physical Society Fellow

a faculty scientist in Computational Research Divion's Scientific Computing Group and a professor in the Applied Science Department at UC Davis, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, nominated by the Computational Physics Division. He was cited "for his development and application of new computational algorithms and tools in Biological and Condensed Matter Physics, especially those involving massively parallel molecular dynamics, electrostatic interactions, ion implantation, and nonlinear physics."

Kesheng John Wu, ACM Distinguished Scientist

Kesheng John Wu of the Scientific Data Management Research Group in the Computational Research Divisionwas one of 41 ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) members named as 2010 Distinguished Scientists. The Distinguished Scientist award recognizes ACM members who have at least 15 years of professional experience and who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.

Kesheng John Wu, ACM Distinguished Scientist

Kesheng John Wu of the Scientific Data Management Research Group in the Computational Research Divisionwas one of 41 ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) members named as 2010 Distinguished Scientists. The Distinguished Scientist award recognizes ACM members who have at least 15 years of professional experience and who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.

James Demmel, IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award

James Demmel, a member of LBNL's Future Technologies Group and a professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at UC Berkeley is the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of high performance computing using innovative approaches. Demmel was cited "for computational science leadership for creating adaptive, innovative high performance linear algebra software."

Alexandre Chorin, ICIAM Lagrange Prize

Berkeley Lab's Alexandre Chorin won the 2011 Lagrange Prize from the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) for his groundbreaking work in applied math. A member of the Berkeley Lab Mathematics Group and professor of Mathematics at UC Berkeley, Chorin was honored for "his fundamental and original contributions to applied mathematics, fluid mechanics, statistical mechanics, and turbulence modeling." The Lagrange Prize provides international recognition to mathematicians who have made an exceptional contribution to applied mathematics throughout their career.

James Sethian, ICIAM Pioneer Prize

James Sethian, leader of CRD's Math Group, won the 2011 Pioneer Prize from the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM). Sethian, who is also a professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley, was honored "for his fundamental methods and algorithms that have had a large impact in imaging and shape recovery in medicine, geophysics and tomography, and drop dynamics in inkjets." The Pioneer Prize recognizes pioneering work introducing applied mathematical methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem area or a new scientific field.

James Sethian, ICIAM Pioneer Prize

James Sethian, leader of CRD's Math Group, won the 2011 Pioneer Prize from the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM). Sethian, who is also a professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley, was honored "for his fundamental methods and algorithms that have had a large impact in imaging and shape recovery in medicine, geophysics and tomography, and drop dynamics in inkjets." The Pioneer Prize recognizes pioneering work introducing applied mathematical methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem area or a new scientific field.

NASA Group Public Service Achievement Award

Julian Borrill, Christopher Cantalupo and Theodore Kisner of the Computational Cosmology Center (C3) were honored with a NASA Public Service Group Award for developing the supercomputing infrastructure for the U.S. Planck Team's data and analysis operations at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).

NASA Group Public Service Achievement Award

Julian Borrill, Christopher Cantalupo and Theodore Kisner of the Computational Cosmology Center (C3) were honored with a NASA Public Service Group Award for developing the supercomputing infrastructure for the U.S. Planck Team's data and analysis operations at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).

Jon Wilkening, NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER)

on Wilkening of CRD's Math Group received a five-year NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) to conduct research in optimization and continuation methods in fluid mechanics. Wilkening is also an assistant professor in mathematics at UC Berkeley. Read more about his award.

Kamesh Madduri, SIAM Junior Scientist Prize

Kamesh Madduri, an Alvarez Fellow working in the Scientific Data Management Research Group, was selected as the first winner of the Junior Scientist Prize established by the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC).

Juan C. Meza, AAAS Fellow

Juan C. Meza, Head of the High Performance Computing Research Department in the Computational Research Division, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for exemplary service to the federal energy laboratories and professional societies in enhancing research and research participation.”

Juan C. Meza, AAAS Fellow

Juan C. Meza, Head of the High Performance Computing Research Department in the Computational Research Division, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for exemplary service to the federal energy laboratories and professional societies in enhancing research and research participation.”

Horst Simon, ACM Gordon Bell Prize

A team of researchers from the IBM Almaden Research Center and Horst Simon of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory won the prestigious 2009 ACM Gordon Bell Prize in the special category for their development of innovative techniques that produce new levels of performance on a real application.

Per-Olof Persson, U.S. Air Force Young Investigator Research Program

Per-Olof Persson of CRD's Math Group was one of 38 researchers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Persson, who is also an assistant professor in mathematics at UC Berkeley, will work on efficient and robust high-order methods for fluid and solid mechanics. Read more about his research.

Hispanic Business Magazine's "100 Influentials"

Juan Meza, head of the High Performance Computing Research Department in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, has been named to Hispanic Business magazine's annual list of 100 influential Hispanics.

InformationWeek’s Top 10 Government IT Innovators

ESnet, the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network, a high-speed network linking tens of thousands of researchers around the nation, was honored as one of Top 10 Government IT Innovators by InformationWeek.

Cecilia Aragon, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Cecilia Aragon, a staff scientist in the Computational Research Division, was honored with a 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the U.S. government's most prestigious award for early-career scientists.

SIAM Fellows

John Bell, Alexandre Chorin, Phillip Colella, James Demmel and James Sethian of the Computational Research Division were among the first group of Fellows announced May 1, 2009 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The Fellows program was announced by SIAM in 2008 in part “to honor SIAM members who are recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the discipline.”

Excellence.Gov Award

Snet was honored with a 2009 Excellence.Gov award for its achievements in leveraging technology.

Excellence.Gov Award

Snet was honored with a 2009 Excellence.Gov award for its achievements in leveraging technology.

Hispanic Business Magazine's 2009 Women of Vision

Cecilia Aragon, a staff scientist in the Computational Research Division, was honored by Hispanic Business magazine as one of 25 Women of Vision in 2009. Aragon is a founding member of Latinas in Computing and active in diversity and outreach programs at the Lab.

ACM Gordon Bell Prize

Berkeley Lab’s Lin-Wang Wang, Byounghak Lee, Hongzhang Shan, Zhengji Zhao, Juan Meza, Erich Strohmaier and David Bailey won a 2008 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for special achievement in high performance computing for their research into the energy harnessing potential of nanostructures.

Juan C. Meza, Blackwell-Tapia Prize

Juan C. Meza, Head of the High Performance Computing Research Department in the Computational Research Division, has been named recipient of the 2008 Blackwell-Tapia Prize, which recognizes a mathematical scientist who has contributed and continues to contribute significantly to research in his or her field of expertise, and who has served as a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented minority groups.

Juan C. Meza, SACNAS Distinguished Scientist Award

Juan C. Meza, Head of the High Performance Computing Research Department in the Computational Research Division, has been named recipient of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Distinguished Scientist Award. The SACNAS Distinguished Awards recognize scientific achievement, teaching, and mentorship of underrepresented minority students.

R&D 100 Award

Kesheng “John” Wu, Arie Shoshani, Ekow Otoo of the Computational Research Division and Kurt Stockinger (now at Credit Suisse in Zürich) were awarded one of the 2008 R&D 100 Awards for developing the FastBit indexing technology. FastBit is an indexing technology that allows users to search massive datasets up to 40 times faster than the best commercially available tools

Vern Paxson, ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award

Vern Paxson, a network researcher in the Computational Research Division, was awarded the Association for Computing Machinery’s Grace Murray Hopper Award for his work in measuring and characterizing the Internet.

James Sethian, National Academy of Engineering

James Sethian, head of the Mathematics Group in the Computational Research Division and a professor of mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering “for the development of efficient methods of tracking moving interfaces.”

Peter Nugent, Gruber Prize in Cosmology

Peter Nugent of the Computational Cosmology Center was a member of the Supernova Cosmology Project, one of the two international teams that discovered the accelerating expansion of the universe.

Paul Concus, AIAA Space Processing Award

Paul Concus of the Computational Research Division was the recipient of the 2007 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Processing Award “for outstanding fundamental contributions to the understanding of gravitational effects on liquid/vapor interface behavior.”

CRD's Paul Concus Receives AIAA Space Processing Award

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced that Paul Concus, a member of the Mathematics Department in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, is the recipient of the 2007 AIAA Space Processing Award. The award is presented for significant contributions in space processing or in furthering the use of microgravity for space processing.

Lin-Wang Wang, American Physical Society Fellow

Lin-Wang Wang of the Computational Research Division was elected as a fellow of American Physical Society “for his contributions in computational nanoscience, especially for the development of new computational algorithms in electronic structure calculations of large nanostructures.”

Vern Paxson, ACM Test of Time Award

Vern Paxson, a researcher in CRD’s Distributed Systems Department, was presented with the inaugural Test of Time Award by the Special Interest Group on Data Communications (SIGCOMM) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The award highlights decade-old research that remains relevant and insightful today. Paxson won for his 1996 paper showing a new way to measure Internet performance, a task that was becoming difficult to accomplish for scientists.

Kathy Yelick, HPCwire “People to Watch”

Kathy Yelick, then head of the Future Technologies Group and associate professor of computer science at UC Berkeley, was named one of 16 “People to Watch in 2006” by the newsletter HPCwire. The editors noted that “Her multi-faceted research goal is to develop techniques for obtaining high performance on a wide range of computational platforms, all while easing the programming effort required to achieve high performance.”

National Academy of Engineering

David Culler, who holds a joint appointment as a member of the Future Technologies Group in CRD and a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to scalable parallel processing systems, including architectures, operating systems and programming environments.

CRD's Barenblatt Wins Timoshenko Medal for Applied Mechanics

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers announced that Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt of CRD's Mathematics Group was awarded the 2005 Timoshenko Medal “for seminal contributions to nearly every area of solid and fluid mechanics, including fracture mechanics, turbulence, stratified flows, flames, flow in porous media, and the theory and application of intermediate asymptotics.” The award was bestowed at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Orlando, Florida, November 5-11, 2005.

Berkeley Lab's John Bell Receives 2005 Sidney Fernbach Award for Outstanding Contributions to High Performance Computing

BERKELEY, Calif. — John Bell, a senior staff mathematician at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been named recipient of the 2005 Sidney Fernbach Award. The award is given by the IEEE Computer Society for an outstanding contribution in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches.

HPCwire “People to Watch”

From benchmarking battles to cluster collaborations, the universe of high-performance computing truly has evolved over the past year. The advances HPCwire has reported on certainly could not have occurred without the work of some talented people. So HPCwire is proud to present our annual "People to Watch" list, which chronicles the year's most influential and interesting luminaries in the HPC field. Several of the notables made the list by making waves in the past year or so. Others seem to be building steam and should be noted for their potential impact on the industry. But above all, our list, compiled by HPCwire with the help of past winners and a cast of industry insiders, represents the foundation of a new era in high-performance computing. -- Tim Curns, HPCwire Editor

CRD's Barenblatt Wins Timoshenko Medal for Applied Mechanics

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers announced that Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt of CRD's Mathematics Group was awarded the 2005 Timoshenko Medal “for seminal contributions to nearly every area of solid and fluid mechanics, including fracture mechanics, turbulence, stratified flows, flames, flow in porous media, and the theory and application of intermediate asymptotics.” The award was bestowed at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Orlando, Florida, November 5-11, 2005.

National Academy of Engineering

David Culler, who holds a joint appointment as a member of the Future Technologies Group in CRD and a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to scalable parallel processing systems, including architectures, operating systems and programming environments.

Berkeley Lab's John Bell Receives 2005 Sidney Fernbach Award for Outstanding Contributions to High Performance Computing

BERKELEY, Calif. — John Bell, a senior staff mathematician at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been named recipient of the 2005 Sidney Fernbach Award. The award is given by the IEEE Computer Society for an outstanding contribution in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches.

Phillip Colella, National Academy of Sciences

Phillip Colella, an applied mathematician and computational scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

James Sethian, AMS/SIAM Norbert Wiener Prize

James Sethian, head of the Mathematics Group and a professor of mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley, was awarded the Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Two Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Honored for Contributions to Computational Science and Engineering

BERKELEY, CA — John B. Bell and Phillip Colella, applied mathematicians at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have been named as co-recipients of the 2003 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering, awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Two Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Honored for Contributions to Computational Science and Engineering

BERKELEY, CA — John B. Bell and Phillip Colella, applied mathematicians at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have been named as co-recipients of the 2003 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering, awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

R&D100 Award

Berkeley Lab’s Remote Access Grid Explorer (RAGE), a remote-controlled robot providing two-way interaction via the global Access Grid, has been named a winner of the 2002 R&D100 Award presented by R&D Magazine. RAGE was developed by John Shalf, Zach Radding, Deb Agarwal, Keith Jackson, Marcia Perry, Martin Stoufer, Joshua Boverhof, Dan Gunter and Clayton Bagwell, all of Computing Sciences; and Eve Edelson of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division.

University Professor, University of California Alexandre Chorin, a founding member of Berkel

Alexandre Chorin, a founding member of Berkeley Lab’s Mathematics Department and a professor of Mathematics at UC Berkeley, has been honored with the title of University Professor by the Regents of the University of California.

IEEE Fellow

James Demmel, a professor of computer science and mathematics at UC Berkeley who has a joint appointment to NERSC’s Future Technologies Group, has been elected as a Fellow of IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Upside Magazine’s Top 25 Women of the Web

CRD’s Deb Agarwal was honored as one of the Top 25 Women of the Web in the May 2000 cover story of Upside magazine. Deb received the award for her work to provide reliable multicast communication for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty monitoring system, work which faced both technical challenges and political challenges.

ComputerWorld Smithsonian Laureate

A team of DOE-funded scientists, including NERSC’s Andrew Canning, who developed a computer code to provide a better microscopic understanding of metallic magnetism, have been nominated for a ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Institution Award. The team’s effort was cited as being the first scientific application to run on a supercomputer at a speed of more than one trillion calculations per second (1 teraflop/s). In addition to receiving a medal in recognition of their achievement, the group’s work on the project was accepted as part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.

Computing in Science and Engineering Magazine’s “Algorithms of the Century”

The PSLQ algorithm, which was defined in a paper co-authored by Computational Research Division Chief Technologist David Bailey with Helaman Ferguson and Stephen Arno, was named one of the 10 “Algorithms of the Century” by the editors of Computing in Science and Engineering magazine.

Royal Society of London Foreign Member

Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt, who holds a joint position in the Computing Sciences Mathematics Department and as professor in residence in mathematics at UC Berkeley, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London. The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the United Kingdom dedicated to promoting excellence in science.

AMS/SIAM Norbert Wiener Prize

Alexandre Chorin of the Computational Research Division and a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley was honored by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) with the 2000 Norbert Wiener Prize “in recognition of his seminal work in computational fluid dynamics, statistical mechanics, and turbulence. His work has stimulated important developments across the entire spectrum from practical engineering applications to convergence proofs for numerical methods....”

J. C. Maxwell Medal and Prize

Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt, a member of Computing Sciences’ Mathematics Department and a professor in residence in mathematics at UC Berkeley, was named the first-ever recipient of the Maxwell Prize, a new international prize in applied mathematics awarded by the International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Carl Benz Award for Best Industrial Application (DaimlerChrysler)

James Demmel, a professor of computer science and mathematics at UC Berkeley who has a joint appointment to NERSC’s Future Technologies Group, and R. L. Taylor were honored with a special prize for the best industrial application (Carl Benz Award) presented at the SuParCup 1999 competition in Mannheim, Germany. The award, sponsored by DaimlerChrysler, recognized the paper “Parallel Unstructured Multigrid Finite Element Solvers.”

Carl Benz Award for Best Industrial Application (DaimlerChrysler)

James Demmel, a professor of computer science and mathematics at UC Berkeley who has a joint appointment to NERSC’s Future Technologies Group, and R. L. Taylor were honored with a special prize for the best industrial application (Carl Benz Award) presented at the SuParCup 1999 competition in Mannheim, Germany. The award, sponsored by DaimlerChrysler, recognized the paper “Parallel Unstructured Multigrid Finite Element Solvers.”

DOE Information Technology Executive Leadership Award

Carl Eben, head of the Lab’s Information Systems and Services Department, was named recipient of the FY99 Information Technology Executive Leadership Award by John Gilligan, chief information officer for DOE. Carl was recognized for his leadership of the Lab-wide effort to upgrade, standardize and make universally accessible a comprehensive range of administrative information applications.

G. I. Taylor Medal

Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt, a member of Computing Sciences’ Mathematics Department and a professor in residence in mathematics at UC Berkeley, was awarded the 1999 G. I. Taylor Medal by the U.S. Society of Engineering Science “for outstanding research contributions in either Theoretical or Experimental Fluid Mechanics or both.”

Association for Computing Machinery Fellow

James Demmel, a professor of computer science and mathematics at UC Berkeley who has a joint appointment to NERSC’s Future Technologies Group, was elected a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

National Academy of Engineering Member

James Demmel, a professor of computer science and mathematics at UC Berkeley who has a joint appointment to NERSC’s Future Technologies Group, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for “contributions to numerical linear algebra and scientific computing.”

Gordon Bell Prize

Andrew Canning, a member of NERSC’s Scientific Computing Group, and collaborating scientists at Oak Ridge National Lab, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and University of Bristol (UK) were named winners of the 1998 Gordon Bell Prize for the best achievement in high-performance computing.

IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award

Phillip Colella, leader of the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), was named recipient of the 1998 Sidney Fernbach Award “for fundamental contributions in the development of software methodologies used to solve numerical partial differential equations, and their application to substantially expand our understanding of shock physics and other fluid dynamics problems.”