Launch of Mark O. Robbins Prize in High-Performance Computing

Mar 3, 2021 | No Comments | By Vivian Sun

To honor the life and achievements of HEMI Fellow Mark O. Robbins, the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute is pleased to support the launch of the Mark O. Robbins Prize in High-Performance Computing. The prize will be awarded annually to two PhD students who exemplify Robbins’ legacy by their outstanding achievements in high-performance computing. A third annual award, the Robbins Future Faculty award, has been created for post-doctoral students.

The PhD prizes are intended to be awarded to students who are within 6 months of their defense, regardless of the number of years in the program. Students who have defended their PhD degree within 12 months of the nomination deadline may also be nominated. All PhD nominees must have a sustained record of using the MARCC facilities. The Future Faculty award for post-docs is open to new and existing post-docs.

Applications for the prizes are open until March 31.

Learn more about the Mark O. Robbins Prize here.

Learn more about the Future Faculty award here.

Mark Robbins received BA and MA degrees from Harvard University. He was a Churchill Fellow at Cambridge University, U.K., and received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Robbins was a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins from 1986 until his untimely death in 2020. He was a renowned condensed matter and statistical physicist who played a key role in supporting the development of computational facilities at Johns Hopkins, through his leadership for the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center in the Institute for Data-Intensive Engineering and Science.



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