ACM–IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award

How to Nominate

Overview

The ACM – IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award was established in memory of Ken Kennedy, the founder of Rice University's nationally ranked computer science program and one of the world's foremost experts on high-performance computing.  It recognizes outstanding contributions to programmability or productivity in high-performance computing, together with significant community service or mentoring contributions.  The award is presented annually at a conference of the awardee’s choice and is accompanied by a prize of $5,000.

Next Deadline

July 1, 2019 - End of Day, Anywhere on Earth (AoE), UTC -12

Submissions

Nominations for the ACM – IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award should be submitted following the instructions found on the IEEE Computer Society portal.

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