Kurt Ferreira has been selected to receive the 2015 IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers. The award will be presented during the Award Ceremony at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC’15) in Austin, Texas, in November. This award recognizes up to three individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of scalable computing within five years of receiving their PhD degree.
Kurt is a PMTS in the Scalable System Software Department (1423). His research interests include the design and construction of operating systems and runtimes for massively parallel systems and innovative application and system-level fault-tolerance mechanisms. Kurt received his BS in mathematics and BS in computer science in 2000 from New Mexico Tech and his MS in computer science in 2008 and PhD in computer science in 2011 from the University of New Mexico. In addition to his position at Sandia, Kurt also holds a Research Associate Professor appointment in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico.
More information on the award can be found at the following site:
September 1, 2015