Rosa Maria Badia receives the HPDC Achievement Award 2021

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The FIB professor is the first researcher to carry out her work in Europe recognised by this award.

Rosa Maria Badia, the Workflows and distributed computing group manager at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and coordinator of the EuroHPC project eFlows4HPC, has been awarded the HPDC Achievement Award 2021 for her innovations in parallel task-based programming models, workflow applications and systems, and leadership in the high performance computing research community.

The International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) recognises with this prize those who have made long-lasting, influential contributions to the foundations or practice of the field of high-performance parallel and distributed computing (HPDC).
The 30th HPDC will take place online from 21 to 25 June 2021, where Badia will present her talk Superscalar programming models: a perspective from Barcelona.

Rosa Maria Badia is the first researcher to carry out her work in Europe recognised with this award. The BSC researcher says: "I am very pleased to receive this award for the achievements in my research on parallel programming models for distributed computing, as well as for my community activities. This is for the first time given to a European-based researcher and encourages me to continue my activities in making easier the development of applications for complex computing platforms, as we are doing in the eFlows4HPC project".

Badia holds a PhD on Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and is considered one of the key researchers in parallel programming models for multicore and distributed computing thanks to her contribution to task-based programming models during the last fifteen years. The Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) professor has published near 200 papers in international conferences and journals on the topics of her research as well as actively contributed to the BDEC international initiative. Badia is also a member of the HiPEAC Network of Excellence, has received the Euro-Par Achievement Award 2019 for her contributions to parallel processing and the DonaTIC Award 2019 in the Academic/Researcher category.

HPDC is the leading computer science conference for presenting new research relating to high performance parallel and distributed systems used in both science and industry, being sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery.

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