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Announcement | Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Iwasaki receives postdoctoral performance award

Shintaro Iwasaki, a postdoctoral appointee in the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division, has received an Argonne 2020 Outstanding Postdoctoral Performance Award in the area of applied research.

The awards recognize postdoctoral researchers who have demonstrated Argonne’s core values, have made significant contributions to their research field, have shown ingenuity in problem solving, demonstrated collaborative and leadership ability and have made a significant impact on Argonne and DOE missions. The three categories for the awards — basic research, engineering research and applied research — seek to acknowledge the diverse expertise among Argonne’s postdoctoral community.

Iwasaki is working with the Programming Models and Runtime Systems group in the MCS Division. His research interests include parallel languages, compilers and scheduling techniques for high-performance computing. Recently, he has been exploring the use of user-level threads in a high-performance implementation of OpenMP that targets fine-grained parallelism.

I am deeply pleased and honored to be selected for this award,” Iwasaki said. Working at Argonne has enabled me to explore new techniques to improve the performance of runtime systems widely used by applications and computational libraries. I look forward to continuing this work together with my colleagues in MCS.”

Iwasaki received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo. He is the recipient of the Best Paper Award at PACT 2019 and the Best Poster Award at HPDC 2016.

A virtual reception at Argonne is being planned to honor Iwasaki and the other 2020 awardees.