Kamesh Madduri Wins First SIAG/SC Junior Scientist Prize
January 29, 2010
Kamesh Madduri, an Alvarez Fellow working in CRD's Scientific Data Management Research Group, has been selected as the first winner of the Junior Scientist Prize established by the SIAM Activity Group on Super-computing (SIAG/SC). This prize is awarded to an outstanding junior researcher in the field of algorithms research and development for parallel scientific and engineering computing, for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.
Madduri's research interests include parallel graph algorithm design for complex network analysis, scientific data analysis query optimization using bitmap indexes, and performance tuning of particle-in-cell simulations on multicore architectures. He is one of the principal developers of SNAP (Small-World Network Analysis and Partitioning), an extensible parallel framework for exploratory analysis and partitioning of large-scale networks.
The prize will be awarded at the 2010 SIAM Parallel Processing Conference in Seattle, February 24–26. At the conference, Madduri will give a 15-minute presentation on his research.
For more information about Kamesh Madduir, please visit: http://www.lbl.gov/CS/html/alvarez-madduri.html