SparCity Project

SparCity Coordinator, Dr. Didem Unat, is the 2021 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award winner!

Recognized for her innovative work in the field of programming models for data locality in HPC, Dr. Didem Unat received the SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award for 2021!

The Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award is unique in recognizing mid-career women in the technical and high performance computing communities. The award is presented every two years, recognizing the candidate’s impact on her chosen field as indicated by early career achievements, and her commitment to growing our community through service and mentorship.

“I am so pleased that Dr. Unat has been selected to receive the SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award,” commented Dr. Cristina Beldica, Chair of the EWLTC Committee, and director of HPC software development at Intel Corporation. “Dr. Unat’s rigorous technical work has directly impacted the productivity of application scientists. This is critical not only for high performance computing, but science in general. Prof. Unat is the first recipient of this award outside the US, reaffirming SIGHPC’s commitment to inspire and grow the HPC community globally, and to increase women’s participation in HPC. With leaders like Dr. Unat, the future of our field is in good hands.”

“It is such an honor to receive this award and be recognized by ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader In Technical Computing. I would like to thank my mentors, colleagues and my students who help me build my career.” said Dr. Didem on her Twitter.

Join us congratulating our coordinator and wish her continued success!

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