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Scientists and engineers in the Scientific Data Division and the Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Division are regularly singled out for recognition not only for their research and technical accomplishments but also for outstanding bodies of work amassed over their careers.

2023

Department of Energy Secretary's Honor Awards | Mike Witherell, Jonathan Carter, Damian Rouson, Daniela Ushizima, Irfan Siddiqi, Jay Keasling, Jeffrey Long, Paul Adams, Kristin Persson, and Katherine Yelick

PMWC Pioneer,  Precision Medicine World Conference 2023| Daniela Ushizima

2022

Honorable Mention, Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellowship Program | Jean Luca Bez

ACM Gordon Bell Prize | Andrew Myers and Weiqun Zhang 

Fellow, Oppenheimer Science & Energy Leadership Program (OSELP) | Bert de Jong

Best Paper, IEEE Large Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV) symposium | Gunther Weber and Oliver Rübel

Grace Hopper Fellow | Helen Xu

Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement: Scientific | Michael Wehner

Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement: Early Scientific Career | Marcus Noack

Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement: Early Scientific Career | Talita Perciano

Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement: IDEA | Silvia Crivelli

Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement: Stewardship | David Brown

Best Paper,  IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE22) | Wim Lavrijsen, Costin IancuBert de Jong, and Julianne Mueller

Editorship, Computer Physics Communication journal | Bert de Jong

Marie Curie Fellowship | Lindsay Bassman

Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation, Hart Energy, PARETO |  Deb Agarwal and Dan Gunter

Best Paper Prize, SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing | Sherry Li

2021

Best Paper, 12th IEEE International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems (PMBS21) | Khaled Ibrahim, Tan Nguyen, Leonid Oliker, and Samuel Williams

Best Research Poster, SC21 | Ann Almgren and Weiqun Zhang

Member, DARPA ISAT Study Group | Sean Peisert

Simons Investigator in Mathematics, Simons Foundation | Lin Lin

Early Career Research Program Award, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science | Robert Saye

Early Career Research Program Award, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science | Ariful Azad

Alvarez Fellow | Osman Malik

2020

AAAS Fellow | Bert de Jong

AAAS Fellow | Esmond Ng

AAAS Fellow | John Owens

Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement: Data Science & Technology | Deb Agarwal

Best Paper,  IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE20) | Costin Iancu and Irfan Siddiqi 

Inaugural Steering Committee Member, California Water Data Consortium (CWDC) | Deb Agarwal

R&D100 Award for the Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) | Deb Agarwal and Dan Gunter

Alvarez Fellow | Aditi Krishnapriyan

2019

Best Paper, Sixth Workshop on Accelerator Programming Using Directives (WACCPD) | Honzhang Shan

Best Paper, Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems (PMBS19) | Nan Ding and Samuel Williams

Best Paper, Bench 2019: The International Symposium on Benchmarking, Measuring and Optimizing | Khaled Ibrahim, Samuel Williams, and Leonid Oliker

R&D100 Award for Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB:N)| Oliver Rübel, Kristofer Bouchard, Andrew Tritt, and Ryan Ly

Best Paper, International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP2019) | Mauro Del Ben, Osni Marques, and Andrew Canning

Best Paper, International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) | Pablo Enfedaque and Stefano Marchesini

Keynote Speaker, ISC High Performance conference (ISC19) | John Shalf

Committee Member, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine | Shreyas Cholia

Alvarez Fellow | Zhi Jackie Yao

2018

Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement Award | John Bell

Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement Award | Phil Colella

Klaus Halbach Award for innovative instrumentation at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) | Hari Krishnan and Stefano Marchesini

Best Paper, International Academy, Research, and Industry Association’s (IARIA’s) Computation Tools conference | Esmond Ng and Chao Yang

ACM Software System Award for Project Jupyter | Fernando Pérez

Co-Spokesperson of the CMB-S4 experiment | Julian Borrill 

Alvarez Fellow | Tess Smidt

2017

Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement: Outreach | Dani Ushizima

DOE Early Career Award | Mariam Kiran

DOE Early Career Award | Lin Lin

ISC Fellow, ISC High Performance conference (ISC17) | Erich Strohmaier

Early Career Prize, SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAM/CSE) | Lin Lin

Alvarez Fellow | Yu-Hang (Maxin) Tang

2016

R&D100 Award for the CCSI Toolset | David Brown, Joshua Boverhof, Abdelrahman Elbashandy, You-Wei Cheah, Sarah Poon, Biju Jacob, Abdelilah Essiari, Deb Agarwal, Keith Beattie, and Paolo Calafiura

Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement: Early Scientific Career | Hari Krishnan

Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement: Early Scientific Career | Oliver Rübel

NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal | Julian Borrill

Specialist Editor of the journal Computer Physics Communications | Bert de Jong

SIAM Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) | Xiaoye (Sherry) Li

Alvarez Fellow | Matthew Zahr

2015

Council Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) | Xiaoye (Sherry) Li

R&D100 Award for OpenMSI | Ben Bowen and Oliver Rübel

Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement: Diversity | Deb Agarwal

Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement: Service | James Sethian

IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers | Aydın Buluç

DOE Early Career Award | Dani Ushizima

IEEE Technology Milestone Award | David Patterson

ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award | James Demmel

SIAM Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) | Ann Almgren

SIAM Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) | Esmond Ng

Guest Editor, Special Issue of IEEE's Security & Privacy Magazine | Sean Peisert

Alvarez Fellow | Jarrod McClean

2014

HPC Challenge Award, SC14 conference | Khaled Ibrahim

National Medal of Science | Alexandre Chorin

Best Paper Award, JSCORE14, presented by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Director of Science and Technology | Sean Peisert

Challenge Winner, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2014) | Dani Ushizima

Member, Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Applications (BMSA) of the National Academies | John Bell

Data Science Senior Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) | Deb Agarwal

Data Science Senior Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) | Wes Bethel

Data Science Senior Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) | Peter Nugent

Data Science Senior Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) | James Sethian

Data Science Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) | Dani Ushizima

Alvarez Fellow | Juliane Mueller

IEEE Internet Award | Vern Paxson

Honorable Mention, 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge | Robert Saye and James Sethian

2013

Research Fellow, Simons Institute | Sang-Yun Oh

Berkeley Lab Prize for Lifetime Scientific Achievement | Ari Shoshani

DOE Early Career Award | Aydın Buluç

Member, National Academy of Sciences | James Sethian

IEEE Senior Member | David Burke

Alvarez Fellow | Robert Saye

2012

ACM Distinguished Scientist | Wes Bethel

DOE Early Career Award | Hank Childs

Member, National Academy of Sciences | John Bell

Alvarez Fellow | Lex Kemper

Alvarez Fellow | Didem Unat

Best Paper, 20-Year Anniversary Award at HPDC, the International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing | John Shalf

Best Scientific Paper, Cozzarelli Prize | James Sethian and Robert Saye

2011

ACM SIGCOMM Award | Vern Paxson

ICIAM Lagrange Prize | Alexandre Chorin

ICIAM Pioneer Prize | James Sethian

ICIAM Invited Speaker | John Bell

Honoree, "Top 10 Innovators of the Decade," Advanced Trading Magazine | David Leinweber

Member, National Academy of Sciences | James Demmel

Sloan Research Fellow | Per-Olof Persson

Sloan Research Fellow | Koushik Sen

Alvarez Fellow | Lin Lin

2010

NASA Public Service Group Award | Julian Borrill, Christopher Cantalupo, and Ted Kisner

Fellow, American Physical Society | Niels Gornbech-Jensen

IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award | James Demmel

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) | Jon Wilkening

SIAM Junior Scientist Prize | Kamesh Madduri

Alvarez Fellow | Aydın Buluç

Alvarez Fellow | Anubhav Jain

2009

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | Juan Meza

ACM Gordon Bell Prize | Horst Simon

U.S. Air Force Young Investigator | Per-Olaf Persson

Member, Hispanic Business Magazine's "100 Influentials" | Juan Meza

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) | Cecilia Aragon

SIAM Fellow | John Bell

SIAM Fellow | Alexandre Chorin

SIAM Fellow | Phil Colella

SIAM Fellow | James Demmel

SIAM Fellow | James Sethian

Alvarez Fellow | Aleksandr Donev

Alvarez Fellow | Lavanya Ramakrishnan

2009 Woman of Vision, Hispanic Business Magazine | Cecilia Aragon

2008

ACM Gordon Bell Prize for algorithm innovation | Lin-Wang Wang, Byounghak Lee, Hongzhang Shan, Zhengji Zhao, Juan Meza, Erich Strohmaier, and David Bailey

R&D100 Award for FastBit | Keshang (John) Wu, Arie Shoshani, Ekow Choo, and Kurt Stockinger

Alvarez Fellow | Kamesh Madduri

Best Paper Award, IEEE International Paralell and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) | Samuel Williams

ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award | Vern Paxson

Member, National Academy of Engineering | James Sethian

Blackwell-Tapia Prize, sponsored by the National Science Foundation | Juan Meza

Distinguished Scientist, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) | Juan Meza

2007

Gruber Prize in Cosmology | Peter Nugent

NASA Allocation Award | Marc Day

Alvarez Fellow | George Pau

2006

Inaugural Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow | Andy Aspen

SIGCOMM Test of Time Award | Vern Paxson

AIAA Space Processing Award | Phil Concus

Fellow, American Physical Society | Lin-Wang Wang

2005

Member, National Academy of Engineering | David Culler

Sidney Fernbach Award, IEEE Computer Society | John Bell

Timoshenko Medal for Applied Mathematics | Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt

Alvarez Fellow | Raquel Romano

Alvarez Fellow | Joshua Schrier

Featured Cover Story, National Academy of Sciences Proceedings (PNAS Journal), documenting the first computer simulation of lab-scale combustion | John Bell, Marc Day, Ian Shepherd, Matthew Johnson, Robert Cheng, Joseph Grear, Vincent Beckner, and Michael Lijewski

2004

Member, National Academy of Sciences | Phil Colella

Norbert Weiner Prize in Applied Mathematics | James Sethian

2003

SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science & Engineering | John Bell and Phil Colella

2002

University Professor | University of California | Alexandre Chorin

R&D100 Award for the Remote Access Grid Explorer (RAGE) telepresence robot | John Shalf, Zach Radding, Deb Agarwal, Keith Jackson, Marcia Perry, Martin Stoufer, Joshua Boverhof, Dan Gunter and Clayton Bagwell

Inaugural Alvarez Fellow | Andreas Adelmann

2001

IEEE Fellow | James Demmel

2000

ComputerWorld Smithsonian Laureate | Andrew Canning

Honorees, "Algorithms of the Century," Computing in Science & Engineering Magazine, for the PSLQ Algorithm | David Bailey, Helaman Ferguson, and Stephen Arno

Foreign Member, Royal Society of London | Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt

AMS/SIAM Norbert Weiner Prize | Alexandre Chorin

Honoree, "Top 25 Women of the Web," Upside Magazine | Deb Agarwal

1999

J.C. Maxwell Medal & Prize | Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt

Carl Benz Award for Best Industrial Application (DaimlerChrysler) | James Demmel and R.L. Taylor

G.I. Taylor Medal, U.S. Socieity of Engineering Science | Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt

ACM Fellow | James Demmel

Member, National Academy of Engineering | James Demmel

1998

1998 Gordon Bell Prize | Andrew Canning

1998 IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award | Phil Colella