Rob Ross has received the 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of science. The Presidential Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent careers.
Rusty Lusk was awarded the 2000 University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award for spearheading efforts in parallel programming and performance visualization, in message passing, and in advanced computer science techniques for applications such as the FLASH astrophysics project.
Bill Gropp has been elected to the position of Chair for the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) for the three-year term running from January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2005.
Bill Gropp and Rajeev Thakur shared the best poster award at SC03 with S. Byna and X.-H. Sun (both from IIT). Thakur et al., in collaboration with colleagues from Clemson University, won the Best Paper Award at the 4th Annual Linux Showcase and Conference, Atlanta, held in October 2000. The paper describes the design and implementation of PVFS, a parallel virtual file system that Argonne is exploring for use on Linux clusters.
Bill Gropp and Rusty Lusk are Senior Fellows at the Computation Institute: The CI is a joint project of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, with the goal of promoting interdisciplinary research in computational science.
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