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Honors and Awards

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August 29, 2014

UV-CDAT Receives Outstanding Partnership Award from the FLC

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) Far-West Region presents Outstanding Partnership award to Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools. This is a joint partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, New York… Read more
Miriah Meyer Receives NSF CAREER Award
Jul 16, 2014

Miriah Meyer Receives NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to Dr. Miriah Meyer who has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award for her proposal, Design Decision Patterns for Visualizing Multivariate Graphs, with a budget of $500K.See also: USTAR InnovationUtah Insights: "USTAR Investigator Receives CAREER… Read more
KedarAras news
May 28, 2014

Kedar Aras Wins Young Investigator Competition

Congratulations to Kedar Aras who won the Young Investigator prize at the 39th Annual International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE) conference on April 29th. Judges evaluated finalist presentations based on the originality of the science,… Read more
Hackdance news
Jan 30, 2014

SCI's Michael Liu on Winning Team at Hackdance

SCI Graduate student Michael Liu was a key member on the team that took the Social Impact award at "Hackdance", the first ever celebrity-driven hackathon at the Sundance Film Festival. The team, working with celebrity member Sarah Austin (Start­Ups: Silicon… Read more
ChrisRoss IEEEFellows news
Jan 13, 2014

Chris Johnson and Ross Whitaker Elected IEEE Fellows

Congratulations to Professors Chris Johnson and Ross Whitaker who have been elected IEEE Fellows for the class of 2014. Dr. Johnson was elected in recognition of his leadership in scientific computing and scientific visualization. Dr. Whitaker is recognized… Read more
crj-fernbach-award2013b news
Nov 19, 2013

Chris Johnson Receives Sidney Fernbach Award

Congratulations to Professor Chris Johnson who was awarded the IEEE Computer Society 2013 Sidney Fernbach Award at Supercomputing 2013. This award recognizes Professor Johnson "For outstanding contributions and pioneering work introducing computing,… Read more
Miriah-PopTech2013 news
Sep 23, 2013

Miriah Meyer Chosen PopTech Science Fellow

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer who has been chosen as a 2013 PopTech Science Fellow! PopTech's Fellows programs aim to accelerate the impact of emerging innovators and scientists, who are working to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges. Miriah… Read more
HBM Hackathon2013 news
Jun 26, 2013

SCI Team Wins HBM Hackathon Challenge

Congratulations to Kris Zygmunt, Wei Liu, and Sean McKenna for winning the second challenge of the 2013 HBM Hackathon sponsored by Allen Institute for Brain Science and Amazon Web Services. The HBM Hackathon consisted of two challenges announced prior to the… Read more
Ross-CCC news
May 30, 2013

Ross Whitaker Selected Member of CRA CCC

Congratulations to SCI faculty member Ross Whitaker who has been selected to serve on the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC). The CCC is an organization whose goal is to catalyze and empower the U.S. computing research… Read more
crj-CRA news
Mar 18, 2013

Chris Johnson Elected to CRA Board of Directors

SCI Institute Director Chris Johnson has been elected a new member of the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors. Johnson's three-year term on the board will begin July 1, 2013. The CRA “is an association of more than 200 North American… Read more
Weiss ASME-award news
Dec 05, 2012

Jeff Weiss to Receive ASME 2013 Van Mow Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Weiss who has been selected to receive the 2013 Van Mow Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This highly competitive award is ASME's highest honor for a mid-career bioengineer. Jeff was chosen "... for seminal… Read more
Miriah TEDFellow
Nov 08, 2012

Miriah Meyer Selected as 2013 TED Fellow

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer who has been selected as a 2013 TED Fellow. This honor was granted to just 20 applicants from over 1200 applications. TED2013's tagline is: "The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered." And this year's class of TED Fellows will be… Read more
Tolga NSFAward2012
Aug 31, 2012

Tolga Tasdizen Awarded NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to SCI Faculty member and USTAR Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Tolga Tasdizen who was recently awarded an NSF CAREER award for his proposal "Deep sparse dictionary context models and their application to image… Read more
epicanvas2012
Aug 06, 2012

EpiCanvas Publication Awarded 1st Place Biosurveillance Article

Congratulations to Yarden Livnat and Nathan Galli, et. al. whose paper received the 1st place Award for Outstanding Research Article in Biosurveillance in the Scientific Achievement Category by the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS). This… Read more
chris-babbage
May 23, 2012

Chris Johnson Receives the IEEE IPDPS 2012 Charles Babbage Award

Congratulations to Chris Johnson on receiving the IEEE IPDPS 2012 Charles Babbage Award in recognition of his innovations in the area of scientific visualization and their application to computational biomedicine, engineering, and scientific discovery.Read… Read more
microsoft-fellows
May 23, 2012

Miriah Meyer Named as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer who has been selected as one of seven Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows for 2012. The award recognizes innovative, promising new faculty members from research institutions around the world for their advancements in computing… Read more
miriah-100
May 16, 2012

Miriah Meyer Named Top 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer, who has been named amongst the top 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company. This honor places her in a rather esteemed and widespread group of individuals ranging from Fortune 500 leaders to music mogals. #24… Read more
ed-sra
Mar 20, 2012

Ed Black Elected President-elect of SRA

Congratulations to our own Grants and Accounting Manager, Edward Black who has been elected President-elect of the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International. The SRA is dedicated to the education and professional development of research… Read more
hansen-ieee
Nov 28, 2011

Chuck Hansen Elected IEEE Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Chuck Hansen who has been elected an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in the development of visualization tools for large-scale scientific datasets. This honorary designation is limited to no more than… Read more
harsh-llnl
Nov 01, 2011

Harsh Bhatia Awarded Lawrence Scholar Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Harsh Bhatia on receiving the Lawrence Scholar Graduate Fellowship. Lawrence Scholars are appointed a position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and paid a full salary for up to 4 years to pursue their proposed research. Read more
valerio-doe
Oct 03, 2011

Valerio Pascucci designated DOE Fellow

Congratulations to Valerio Pascucci who has been recognized as a DOE Fellow. Dr. Pascucci was inducted in September at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where he is a member of the Scientific Data Management Group. The designation of DOE Fellow… Read more
miriah-35
Aug 23, 2011

Miriah Meyer Designated Technology Review 35

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer who has been selected by Technology Review Magazine as one of the world's top innovators under 35 years of age who's work promises to change the world. Each year Technology Review seeks young candidates from around the world… Read more
greg-vspring
May 03, 2011

Greg Jones Voted Top 100 vSpring Capital Venture Entrepreneur for 2011

Congratulations go out to our Associate Director Greg Jones who has been designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur for a fifth year. The v|100 designation is given to those individuals voted most likely to lead a successful business venture in… Read more
carma-innovate
Mar 15, 2011

CARMA Team Receives Utah Innovation Award

Congratulations to Rob MacLeod, Nassir Marrouche and the CARMA Team who have recently received the Utah Innovaton Award. Read more
guido-aimbe
Dec 09, 2010

Guido Gerig Elected Fellow of AIMBE

Dr. Guido Gerig has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. New inductees are… Read more
johnson
Oct 27, 2010

Chris Johnson Honored with 2010 Visualization Career Award

CHRIS JOHNSON, director of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, has been honored with the 2010 Visualization Career Award. The award was made in Salt Lake City on Oct. 27, 2010 during VisWeek2010, the premier forum for computer… Read more
v100-10
Jul 12, 2010

Greg Jones Voted Top 100 vSpring Capital Venture Entrepreneur for 2010

Congratulations go out to our Associate Director Greg Jones who has been designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur for a fourth year. The v|100 designation is given to those individuals voted most likely to lead a successful business venture… Read more
johnson
May 07, 2010

2010 Rosenblatt Prize Awarded to Computer Scientist and Director of SCI Institute

May 7, 2010 -- Christopher R. Johnson, distinguished professor of computer science and director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah, was honored at today's university commencement ceremonies with the Rosenblatt… Read more
nvidia
Mar 30, 2010

Huy Vo Awarded NVIDIA Fellowship for Second Year Running

SCI graduate student Huy Vo has been awarded an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship for 2010-2011. This is the second year he has achieved this award which is given to just ten students in the country each year. The NVIDIA Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D.… Read more
johnson
Sep 25, 2009

Chris Johnson Awarded Cyber Pioneer Award

Chris Johnson, director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, will receive the prestigious Cyber Pioneer Award. Alan Hall, chair of the Utah Technology Council, will present the award at the 2009 Utah Cyber Symposium on September 25th. The award… Read more
chris-siam
May 01, 2009

Chris Johnson Selected as SIAM Fellow

SCI Director Dr. Chris Johnson has been selected by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) to be honored as a SIAM Fellow for his contributions to Scientific Computing and Visualization. The SIAM Fellow is a new honor designed to recognize… Read more
nvidia
Apr 13, 2009

Huy Vo Awarded NVIDIA Fellowship

SCI graduate student Huy Vo has been awarded an NVIDIA Fellowship for 2009-2010. Huy is one of just ten students in the country to receive this honor. The NVIDIA Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are conducting research on topics which… Read more
v100-09
Mar 13, 2009

Greg Jones Voted Top 100 vSpring Capital Venture Entrepreneur for 2009

Congratulations go out to our Associate Director Greg Jones who was recently designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur. The v|100 designation is given to those individuals voted most likely to lead a successful business venture in Utah within… Read more
v100-08
Dec 16, 2008

Greg Jones Voted Top 100 vSpring Capital Venture Entrepreneur for 2008

Congratulations go out to our new Associate Director Greg Jones who was recently designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur. The v|100 designation is given to those individuals voted most likely to lead a successful business venture in Utah… Read more
nvidia
Sep 14, 2007

Won-Ki Jeong Awarded NVIDIA Fellowship

SCI graduate student Won-Ki Jeong was selected as one of 10 applicants to be awarded the coveted NVIDIA Fellowship Award for 2007-2008. The NVIDIA Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are conducting research on topics which are expected… Read more
darpa
Mar 14, 2007

Steve Parker Selected Member of DARPA Computer Science Study Group

Dr. Steve Parker has been selected by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to be a member of the 2008 DARPA . The program supports university researchers with research grants for up to three years, while informing them of the… Read more
capecchi
Mar 14, 2007

CIBC Collaborator Mario Capecchi Wins Nobel Prize

The NIH Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) and the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute would like to join the international scientific community in extending our heartiest congratulations to our University of Utah colleague Dr.… Read more
claudio
Mar 14, 2007

Claudio Silva Receives IBM Faculty Award for Third Year Running

Dr. Claudio Silva has been honored once again with a coveted IBM Faculty Award. This award is designed to promote innovative, collaborative research and honor outstanding faculty working in disciplines of interest to IBM. It includes $30,000 to support… Read more
mozy
Mar 14, 2007

SCI Graduate Student Andrew Kensler Wins Mozy Coding Deathmatch

Andrew Kensler took the $10,000 grand prize in Mozy.com's Coding Deathmatch. The contest consisted of three timed rounds of competition, two preliminary rounds were held online and the final round at Mozy.com's American Fork (Utah) headquarters. Only the top… Read more
mozy-deathmatch
Mar 13, 2006

Three SCI Developers Among Winners of Mozy.com's Code Deathmatch

Competing individually in the Mozy Code Deathmatch, SCI developers McKay Davis, Michael Callahan and Bryan Worthen represented three of the eight finalists and shared in the grand prize of $10,000. This unique coding contest was conducted with two online… Read more
claudio
Mar 13, 2006

Claudio Silva Receives Second IBM Faculty Award

Dr. Claudio Silva has been honored once again with a coveted IBM Faculty Award. This award is designed to promote innovative, collaborative research and honor outstanding faculty working in disciplines of interest to IBM. Dr. Silva is being recognized for his… Read more
parker
Mar 13, 2006

Steve Parker Listed Among HPCwire's 2006 "People to Watch"

Parker, Steve Research Assistant Professor University of Utah"The impact of high-performance computing on society has been astounding, but I believe that we are just starting to see the tip of the iceberg. HPC is going to play an integral role in tackling… Read more
science-advisor
Sep 12, 2005

Greg Jones Appointed State Science Advisor

By PR and Business Wire News, 9/12/2005 03:36:02 PM MT Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has appointed Gregory M. Jones, PhD as the new State Science Advisor. The position is part of the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and oversees the… Read more
aaas
Feb 16, 2005

Chris Johnson Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Chris Johnson, a distinguished professor of computer science and director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, has been elected by his peers as a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Johnson is one of 376 AAAS… Read more
ieee-vis-award
Feb 16, 2005

Chuck Hansen Receives IEEE 2005 Visualization Technical Achievement Award

Dr. Chuck Hansen has been awarded the 2005 Visualization Technical Achievement Award by the Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE VGTC). The award is in recognition of "seminal work on tools for understanding… Read more
nvidia
Jul 16, 2004

Nvidia Fellowship Awarded

SCI graduate student Guo-Shi Li was selected among many applications for an Nvidia fellowship. This was a highly competitive process and is a great honor for him. Guo-Shi Li's graduate advisor is SCI faculty member Chuck Hansen. NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship… Read more
paracel
Jul 16, 2004

SCI Professor Wins Paracel Cyclone Cluster

The SCI Institute is pleased to announce that Professor Mike Kirby, faculty member in both the School of Computing and SCI Institute at the University of Utah, is the winner of two AMD Opteron cluster nodes provided by Paracel, Inc*. Paracel, a leading… Read more
parker-comp-world
Jun 10, 2003

Steve Parker Accepts Computerworld Honors

The SCI Institute was recognized April 6th in San Francisco City Hall when it received the Computerworld Honors Medal of Achievement. The award is presented annually to men and women around the world who have made outstanding progress for society through the… Read more
dist-prof
Mar 10, 2003

Chris Johnson Receives Distinguished Professor Award

SCI Institute Director Chris Johnson was recently promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor of Computer Science. Professor Johnson's research through the years has focused on biomedical computing, visualization, inverse problems and problem solving… Read more