Antonio Peña, IEEE-CS TCHPC 2017 Award Winner for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC

02 October 2017
The award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of high performance computing and the ceremony will be held at the SC17 conference in Denver on November 16th.

BSC researcher Antonio Peña has been selected as one of the three winners of the IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing by the IEEE Computer Society.

The IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Award recognizes up to three individuals who have made outstanding, influential and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of high performance computing within five years of receiving their PhD degree as of January 1 of the year of the award.

Peña stresses that “receiving this award is an unprecedented honour for me, and it is already encouraging me to continue working hard towards new goals.”

Awardees will be presented a plaque and will be recognised by IEEE Computer Society TCPP and echnical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC) websites, newsletters and archives. The award ceremony will be held at the SC17 conference in Denver on Thursday 16 November.

Antonio Peña is a Senior Researcher at BSC, Computer Sciences department since 2015. He holds a Spanish Juan de la Cierva fellowship and is a prospective European Marie Curie Fellow. Peña is the Manager of the BSC/UPC NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence and member of the BSC Outreach Working Group. Within the Programming Models Group, he is Activity Leader for the “Accelerators and Communications for HPC” team. He has also a Teaching and Research Staff appointment at the UPC. His research interests in the area of runtime systems and programming models for high performance computing include resource heterogeneity and communications.