We are pleased to announce the 2020 class of Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellows: three Fellows and three Honorable Mentions.
The 2020 class of BSSw Fellows will be recognized during the 2020 Exascale Computing Project Annual Meeting, February 3-7, 2020, in Houston, TX.
We sincerely thank all fellowship applicants. The broad range of creative and interesting proposals made the selection process difficult.
The BSSw Fellowship Program gives recognition and funding to leaders and advocates of high-quality scientific software. Each 2020 Fellow will receive up to $25,000 for an activity that promotes better scientific software, such as organizing a workshop, preparing a tutorial, or creating content to engage the scientific software community.
2020 BSSw Fellows
Nasir Eisty, University of Alabama
Computer Science Graduate Student
BSSw Focus: Automatic testing in scientific software
Damian Rouson, Sustainable Horizons Institute
BSSw focus: Agile scientific software development integrated with expanding outreach to underrepresented groups
Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez, University of California, Davis
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
BSSw focus: Improving correctness of numerical software and the effective use of mixed floating-point precision for better performance
2020 BSSw Honorable Mentions
David Boehme, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Research Staff, Center for Applied Scientific Computing
Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset Consulting
Founder and Principal, Open source software management and collaboration
David Rogers, University of Southern Florida
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
About the BSSw Fellowship
The main goal of the BSSw Fellowship Program is to foster and promote practices, processes, and tools to improve developer productivity and software sustainability of scientific codes. BSSw Fellows are selected annually based on an application process that includes the proposal of an activity that promotes better scientific software. Subscribe to the BSSw email digest for notification about next year’s call for applications, which will be announced in summer 2020. More information:
Stay tuned for more from the 2020 BSSw Fellows.
Contribute to the BSSw Site
Also, we want and need contributions from the international community for the BSSw site. If you have expertise that can help other scientific software teams, we encourage you to contribute an article or pointer to good work. See details on how to contribute to BSSw.
Hai Ah Nam is coordinator of the BSSw Fellowship Program, a member of the IDEAS-ECP team, and a computational physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her background includes computational low-energy nuclear physics, large-scale scientific computing, and high-performance computing. She is an advocate for developer productivity and software sustainability and has been one of the organizers of the Performance, Portability and Productivity in HPC Forum for four years.