Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award
In its inaugural year, the Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award is intended to recognize researchers who showcase the most outstanding contribution to the field of computer modeling and simulation during the annual Workshop on Modeling & Simulation of Systems and Applications. The award honors "Sudha" Yalamanchili, Regents' Professor and Joseph M. Pettit Professor in Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he joined the faculty in 1989. Yalamanchili was a longtime proponent of computer modeling and simulation and a champion of the community, helping to launch the initial ModSim workshop in 2012 and serving on its Organizing Committee thereafter. Throughout his career, he made seminal research contributions in high-performance computing, communications/networking, and computer architectures. Moreover, he was a beloved mentor whose commitment endeared him to his students and earned him a distinguished mentoring award twice in his career at Georgia Tech.
The Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award will be given to the researcher who demonstrates an "outstanding contribution to ModSim" as part of the Contributed Presentation/Poster Session at the ModSim 2020 Workshop. To qualify, this person must be a student, postdoctoral researcher, or otherwise within six years of her/his highest awarded degree at the time of the ModSim conference. ModSim 2020 Workshop Organizing Committee members will evaluate the presentations/posters and make the final selection. All submissions that satisfy these criteria are eligible for the award.