Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award
Congratulations to Sophia Shao, Assistant Professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at the University of California, Berkeley.
Her work, Enabling Holistic Machine Learning Hardware Evaluation via Full-System Simulation, earned the inaugural Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award, created in honor of the late Regents’ Professor and Joseph M. Pettit Professor in Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Shao was presented the award for her outstanding contribution to the field of computer modeling and simulation during the ModSim 2021 workshop.
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 2021 Workshop. To qualify, this person must be a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher within six years of her/his highest awarded degree at the time of the ModSim conference. ModSim 2021 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.
*Originally intended to debut at ModSim 2020, presentation of the inaugural Sudha Award was delayed due to the pandemic. The award will debut at ModSim 2021 regardless if the event is hosted in person or virtually.