We are pleased to announce the 2021 class of Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellows: three Fellows and three Honorable Mentions.
The 2021 class of BSSw Fellows will be recognized during the 2021 Exascale Computing Project Virtual Annual Meeting, April 12-16, 2021.
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 2021 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.
2021 BSSw Fellows
Marisol García-Reyes, Farallon Institute
BSSw Focus: Increasing accessibility of data & cloud technologies
Mary Ann Leung, Sustainable Horizons Institute
BSSw focus: Increasing developer productivity and innovation through diversity
Chase Million, Million Concepts
BSSw focus: Project management best practices for research software
2021 BSSw Honorable Mentions
Keith Beattie, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Computer Systems Engineer, Computational Research Division
Jonathan Madsen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Application Performance Specialist, NERSC
Addi Thakur Malviya, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Group Leader, Software Engineering Group
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 2021. More information:
Stay tuned for more from the 2021 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.