TCSC Awards and Winners
TCSC Award for Excellence (Middle Career Researcher)

The IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) is a technical committee within IEEE Computer Society, aimed at fostering research and education in scalable computing with applications. The committee solicits nominations of Middle Career Researcher (MCR) Award. The award includes an award plaque that will be presented at the annual IEEE HPCC conference, along with a public citation for the award on the IEEE TCSC website.

The IEEE TCSC (Technical Committee on Scalable Computing) Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Middle Career Researcher) recognizes up to 3 individuals who have made distinguished, influential, and on-going yet towards long-lasting contributions in the field of scalable computing with applications. Typically the candidates are within 5 to 15 years of receiving their PhD degree as of January 01 of the year of the award.

Nomination Materials:

A candidate must be nominated by members of the community. Nominations must be submitted via email to the selection committee chair. A nomination application (as a single PDF file) must consist of the following materials:

  • Name/email of person making the nomination (self-nominations are not eligible).
  • Name/email of the nominee.
  • A statement by the nominator (maximum of 500 words) as to why the nominee is highly deserving of the award both on excellence and in relation to IEEE TCSC.
  • CV of the nominee.
  • Up to three support letters from persons other than the nominator - these should be collected by the nominator and included in the nomination.

Important Dates:
  • Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Results Notification: November 15, 2023
Award Selection Committee:
Award & Presentation Note:

Awardees will be presented a plaque and will be recognized by IEEE TCSC in its website, newsletter and archives. The awards for 2023 will be presented at a selected IEEE TCSC sponsored conference.


  • 2023
  Abhinav Bhatele, University of Maryland, USA
  Devesh Tiwari, Northeastern University, USA
  Zhibo Wang, Zhejiang University, China

  • 2022
  Georges Kaddoum, École de technologie supérieure, Canada
  Haipeng Dai, Nanjing University, China
  Xuanzhe Liu, Peking University, China
  Shuaiwen Leon Song, The University of Sydney, Australia

  • 2021
  Dusit (Tao) Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  Mianxiong Dong, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
  Neeraj Kumar, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India
  Shibo He, Zhejiang University, China

  • 2020
  Shadi Ibrahim, Inria, France
  Sudip Misra, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, India
  Haojin Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

  • 2019
  Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China
  Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  Torsten Höfler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  Javid Taheri, Karlstad University, Sweden
  Feilong Tang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

  • 2018
  Gang Pan, Zhejiang University, China
  Meikang Qiu, Pace University, USA
  Sangmi Pallickara, Colorado State University, USA

  • 2017
  Geyong Min, University of Exeter, UK
  Lizhe Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  Rodrigo N. Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
  Shiyan Hu, Michigan Technological University, USA

  • 2016
  Samee U. Khan, NSF and North Dakota State University, USA
  Rajiv Ranjan, Newcastle University, UK
  Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

  • 2015
  Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  Sudeep Pasricha, Colorado State University, USA
  Haiying Shen, Clemson University, USA

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