We are pleased to announce the 2024 class of Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellows: six Fellows and six Honorable Mentions.
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 2024 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.
The BSSw Fellowship Program is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Science Foundation (NSF) to enable a more robust approach toward pioneering the future of advanced computing ecosystems and leadership in science and engineering. The program enhances workforce development and pathways to NSF and DOE software communities, through nurturing a network of people who advance software practices as a fundamental aspect of increasing overall scientific productivity.
2024 BSSw Fellows
David Bunten, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Software Developer, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine
BSSw focus: Software gardening almanac: Cultivating sustainable software development in the generative era
Dorota Jarecka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Scientist, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
BSSw focus: Best practices for reproducibility and testing in scientific software
Olivia Newton, University of Central Florida
Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training
BSSw focus: Team learning in scientific software projects
Ken Raffenetti, Argonne National Laboratory
Principal Specialist, Research Software Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
BSSw Focus: Guidelines for improving MPI performance
Ryan Richard, Ames National Laboratory
Scientist II, Chemical and Biological Sciences
BSSw focus: Sustainable scientific software through multi-project CI/CD
Leah Wasser, pyOpenSci
Founder and Executive Director
BSSw focus: Essential collaboration skills for contributing to open source software
2024 BSSw Honorable Mentions
Antigoni Georgiadou, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Computational Scientist, National Center of Computational Sciences
Jack Marquez, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Research Assistant Professor, Global Computing Lab, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Drew Paine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
User Experience Researcher, Scientific Data Division
Noam Ross, EcoHealth Alliance
Principal Scientist, Computational Research
Matthew Scarpino, Purdue University
Lead Research Software Engineer, Rosen Center for Advanced Computing
Aristana Scourtas, Globus Labs, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
Project Manager and Research Software Engineer
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 2024. More information:
Stay tuned for more from the 2024 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.