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CHiPS: A mentoring workshop for introducing students to advanced processor architectures and software systems

by Russ Joseph last modified 2009-03-11 09:54

CRA-W/CDC Careers in High Performance Systems (CHiPS) Mentoring Workshop is a new venture that will offer talented undergraduate students to learn about exciting opportunities for PhD studies in all aspects of high performance computing. It will be held July 25-27, 2009 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

CRA-W/CDC Careers in High Performance Systems (CHiPS)
Mentoring Workshop
July 25-27 2009
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)



We proudly announce the CRA-W/CDC CHiPS Mentoring Workshop. The purpose of this mentoring workshop is to introduce students to advanced processor architectures and software systems that the scientific community is using to accelerate computationally demanding applications. However, the main goal of the workshop is to ENCOURAGE WOMEN AND MINORITY COMPUTER SCIENCE OR COMPUTER ENGINEERING STUDENTS to obtain a Ph.D. We are specifically interested in attracting UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (especially sophomores, juniors, and seniors) or GRADUATE STUDENTS IN DEPARTMENTS THAT ONLY OFFER A MASTER'S DEGREE. This workshop will be a combination of learning about the work being done in several areas of high performance computing research and mentoring with respect to helping students prepare for graduate school. Academic and industry leaders from several areas of high performance research will review the progress that the field has made, and will present a number of future problems that we should be prepared to tackle in the coming decade.

Topics of interest in high performance systems include:
    * novel processors, systems, and architectures
    * programming models, languages, and compilers
    * run-time environments, profiling and debugging tools
    * scientific and engineering applications
    * learning about the interesting things in HPC you can do after receiving a Ph.D.
    * being able to network with internationally known researchers in HPC



STUDENTS WILL BE REIMBURSED ALL REASONABLE TRAVEL EXPENSES. There is no charge for this workshop. Anyone may apply to the workshop, but first priority will be given to women and underrepresented minority applicants. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON MAY 1.

Our effort is inspired and modeled after previous well-received summer schools, including the Systems Research Mentoring Workshop held at University of Delaware, the Computer Architecture Summer School held at Brown University, and the Programming Language Summer School held at The University of Texas at Austin, all sponsored by CRA-W and CDC.

This academic mentoring workshop will be divided into panels including hot topics and future directions in several areas of high-performance computing. We will also cover topics involving motivating and preparing students to go to graduate school. Each speaker will give a brief presentation on the panel topic and all speakers will answer student questions and engage students in discussion.

This workshop is being organized by

    * Nancy Amato (Texas A&M University)
    * R. Iris Bahar (Brown University)
    * John Cavazos (University of Delaware)
    * Russ Joseph (Northwestern University)
    * David R. Kaeli (Northeastern University)



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