PRACE Ada Lovelace Award 2019 – extension of the Call for Nominations

Extension of the call for Nominations for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2019

Friday, 15 February 2019

From 13 to 17 May 2019, PRACE will organise the sixth edition of its Scientific and Industrial Conference – PRACEdays19 – as part of the EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 (EHPCSW 2019), in Poznań, Poland.
PRACE initiated the “PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC” at PRACEdays16, having so far as winners Dr. Zoe Cournia (Greece) (, Dr. Frauke Gräter (Germany) ( and Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu (Germany) (

PRACE is happy to receive your nomination for the Award. The nomination process is fully open via this Call for Nominations published on the PRACE website and via different social media channels. Nominations should be sent to submissions-pracedays[at] by Friday 15 March 2019 at 15:00 CET Friday 29 March 2019 at 15:00 CET

The winner of the Award will be invited to hold a talk (30 minutes) on Tuesday at the plenary session and to participate in the concluding Panel Session at PRACEdays19 on Thursday, and will receive a cash prize of € 1 000 as well as a certificate and an engraved crystal trophy.


The nomination package should contain the nomination letter plus one reference letter, in addition to the requested CV. In more detail, each nomination involves several components:

  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of nominator (person making the nomination). The nomination should be submitted by a recognised member of the HPC community.
  • Name, address, and email address of the candidate (person being nominated).
  • The nomination statement addressing why the candidate should receive this award, should include a description of the three selection criteria in detail within half page each (max 300 words each).

Copy of the candidate’s CV, certificates, listing publications (with indication of the h-index), honors, etc. should be provided.

Selection Criteria:

  • Impact in computational science at a global level. (high)
  • Impact in High performance computing at a global level (high)
  • Role model for women beginning careers in HPC. (medium)

Eligibility Criterion:

  • The winner of this award must be a young female scientist (PhD +10 years max, excluding parental leave) who is currently working in Europe or has been working in Europe during the past three years.

Selection Committee:

The Selection Committee is composed of:

  • Claudia Filippi (SSC member, University of Twente, Faculty of Science and Technology, Netherlands)
  • Sinéad Ryan (Chair of the SSC)
  • Lee Margetts (Chair of the IAC)
  • Troels Haugbølle, NBI (Denmark), Chair of the PRACE User Forum
  • Suzanne Talon (Women in HPC member, CEO of Calcul Québec, Canada)

The committee will (partially) change every 2 years.