Reinventing HPC


The ISC High Performance Jack Dongarra Early Career Award and Lecture Series is an annual event that honors the remarkable contributions of Professor Jack Dongarra to the field of high performance computing and the HPC community. This series became a part of the ISC conference series starting in 2023.

Jack Dongarra Early Carreer Award

The award is intended for an up-and-coming researcher who has been a catalyst for scientific progress in their field. The researcher should have between 4-10 years of experience after completing their PhD. The award focuses on outstanding individuals who have made exceptional contributions to high-performance computing, including numerical algorithms and software libraries, computational sciences, mathematics, and machine learning.

The award includes a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of 5,000 Euros.

Submissions will be accepted through February 14, 2024. The winner of the award will be notified by mid of March, 2024.



 Nomination Deadline
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
 End of selection process
Thursday, March 15, 2024
 Award winner announcement mid of March


We welcome nominations of researchers who meet the requirements regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity, social origin, disability, sexual orientation, etc.



A nomination is a report explaining why a candidate is worthy of receiving an award. The success of a nomination depends first and foremost on the quality of the candidate, but this must be adequately reflected in the description and, where appropriate, in the endorsements. Decisions about candidates are made almost exclusively on the basis of the information contained in the nomination and endorsements, which is why the quality of these documents is of crucial importance.

Nomination & Selection Process
  • Nominations for the award candidates are made via this linklings form:


  • The nominator nor the nominee is allowed to nominate themselves.
  • Past honorable mentions can be nominated again as long as they are still eligible.

The selection process will be subject to the scrutiny of an international committee headed by the ISC Program Chair Prof Michela Taufer, who co-incidentally holds the Jack Dongarra Professorship in HPC within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.

Award Committee

The award winner's lecture will be published in the International Journal of High Performance Computer Applications.