About the Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the areas of computational sciences and visualization. Such contributions may include, but are not limited to: 1) applications of high performance computation and/or visualization technology; 2) development of algorithms, codes, software environments or other tools for better using high performance computing and/or visualization. The nominated work need not have been done using CRC hardware or software.

Previous Winners

2018 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Prateek Mehta, College of Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Willaim F. Schneider
  • Anna Elizabeth McCoy, College of Science
    advisor: Prof. Mark A. Caprio
  • James Kapaldo, College of Science
    advisor: Prof. Sylwia Ptasinska

2017 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Douglas Duhaime, College of Arts and Letters
    advisor: Prof. Matthew Wilkens
  • Lei Li, College of Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Kapil Khandelwal
  • Xufei Wu, College of Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Tengfei Lou
  • Triet Nguyen-Beck, College of Science
    advisor: Prof. John Parkhill

2016 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Eric Hansen, Chemistry and Biochemistry¬†
    advisor: Prof. Olaf Wiest
  • Brian S. Yoo, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering¬†
    advisor: Prof. Edward Maginn
  • Teng Zhang, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering¬†
    advisor: Prof. Tengfei Luo

2015 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Christopher Paolucci, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisor: Prof. William Schneider
  • Aparna Bhattacharya, Physics
    advisor: Prof. David Bennett
  • Matthias Wolf and Anna Woodard, Physics
    advisors: Prof. Mike Hildreth and Prof. Kevin Lannon

2014 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Xin (Cynthia) Tong, Psychology
    advisor: Prof. Zhiyong Zhang
  • Geoffrey Siwo, Biological Sciences
    advisor: Prof. Michael Ferdig
  • Aaron Donahue, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    advisor: Prof. Joannes Westerink

2013 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Jason Bray, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisor: Prof. William Schneider
  • Patrick Kerr, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    advisor: Prof. Joannes Westerink
  • Zachary Terranova, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    advisor: Prof. Steven Corcelli

2012 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Chad D. Meyer, Physics
    advisor: Prof. Dinshaw Balsara
  • Ryan Lichtenwalter, Computer Science and Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Nitesh Chawla
  • Gianluca Puliti, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Samual Paolucci

2011 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Prashant Deshlahra, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisors: Prof. Eduardo Wolf and Prof. William Schneider
  • Qi Lao, Computer Science and Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Aaron Striegel
  • Yao Shen, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    advisor: Prof. Olaf Wiest

2010 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Joshua Enszer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Mark Stadtherr
  • Karsten Steinhaeuser, Computer Science and Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Nitesh Chawla
  • Xinghai Zhao, Physics
    advisor: Prof. Grant Mathews

2009 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Saivenkataraman Jayaraman, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Edward Maginn
  • Drew Johnson, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    advisory: Prof. Olaf Wiest
  • Luke Simoni, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisors: Prof. Joan Brennecke and Prof. Mark Stadtherr

2008 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Cesar A. Hidalgo, Physics
    advisor: Prof. Laslo Barabasi
  • Rachel B. Getman, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisor: Prof. William F. Schneider
  • Charles F. Vardeman II, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    advisor: Prof. J. Daniel Gezelter

2007 Sponsored by Center for Research Computing

  • Robert Bruggner, Biological Sciences
    advisor: Prof. Frank Collins
  • Manish Kelkar, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Edward Maginn

2006 Sponsored by SGI, a leader in high performance computing and visualization technology

  • Christopher B. Harrison, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    advisor: Prof. Olaf Wiest
  • Ethan J. Kubatko, Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
    advisor: Prof. Joannes Westerink
  • James P. Larentzos, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Edward Maginn

2005 Sponsored by SGI, a leader in high performance computing and visualization technology

  • Christopher J. Fennel, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    advisor: Prof. Daniel Gezelter
  • David M. Eike, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Edward Maginn
  • Jeffrey R. Spies, Psychology
    advisor: Prof. Steven Boker

2004 Sponsored by SGI, a leader in high performance computing and visualization technology

2003 Sponsored by SGI, a leader in high performance computing and visualization technology

  • Matthew Meineke, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    advisor: Prof. Daniel Gezelter
  • Jesse Feyen, Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
    advisor: Prof. Joannes Westerink
  • Eric Covey, Psychology
    advisor: Prof. Steven Boker

2002 Sponsored by SGI, a leader in high performance computing and visualization technology

  • Gaurav Arya, Chemical Engineering
    advisor: Prof. Edward Maginn
  • Jonas Oxgaard, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    advisor: Prof. Olaf Wiest

2001 Sponsored by SGI, a leader in high performance computing and visualization technology

  • Chris Monico, Mathematics
  • Jeff Squyres, CSE

2000 Sponsored by SGI, a leader in high performance computing and visualization technology

  • Timothy Gallant, Arts and Letters
    advisor: Prof. Paul Down
  • Marianna Safronova, Physics
    advisor: Prof. Walter Johnson
  • Yiannis Kaznessis, Chemical Engineering
    advisors: Prof. Edward Maginn and Prof. Davide Hill