Once again the SC conference will provide young high-performance-computing (HPC) professionals with a tremendous opportunity to jump-start their careers in the community via the Early Career Program.
This program is designed to equip participants to make significant contributions in their new careers by building skills related to obtaining funds, identifying publishing venues, establishing long-term mentor relationships, building networking circles, and effectively managing their professional lives. These sessions will be held in a workshop format on the Monday before SC16 starts, allowing participants to enjoy the full technical program afterwards.
In addition to formal presentations, there will be time for peer mentoring, a chance to meet several potential long-term senior mentors (called speed mentoring), and an organized lunch for informal networking. Selected participants will be granted a workshop pass in order to participate in the program. The peer mentoring, speed mentoring, and networking lunch are only open to selected participants. However, most of the sessions will be open to all SC workshop attendees.
The program, which debuted just last year, is intended for people in their first five years of a permanent position (assistant professors, and members of the technical staff). Post-docs will be considered on a space-available basis. Members from non-traditional fields (i.e. art, humanities, social science, etc.), women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities, and persons with special needs are particularly encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will be notified in early September of their acceptance into the program. Please complete and submit the Application Form by July 31 to be considered for this exceptional opportunity.