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Shell India Computational Talent Prize
Rising global energy demand and difficult-to-access oil and gas, coupled with environmental and social issues form the crux of the energy challenge.
Energy production in the future needs to become 'smarter' and more efficient, with a smaller environmental footprint. Computational research is increasingly used to deliver such innovative technology solutions.
Shell recently set up the Computational Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, India to foster cutting-edge Computational R&D. The Shell India Computational Talent Prize (SICTP) has been established to recognize outstanding computational research by students in Indian academia. The annual award will be given to a recent paper published by the student, with impactful and innovative computational contribution. The award aims to encourage computational efforts in every field of science. Shell India Computational Talent Prize will be presented yearly at a ceremony held during the HiPC conference.
Each year the intention is to have up to three high quality papers recognized through an award upto Rs. 100,000.
Winners will also receive travel expenses to attend the HiPC.
|SICTP Gold Award||Rs. 50,000.00|
|SICTP Silver Award||Rs. 30,000.00|
|SICTP Bronze Award||Rs. 20,000.00|
Shell India Computational Talent Prize 2014
The competition is now open for submission. Please send in your applications by following the link below before Nov 1, 2014.
Eligibility for applying for SICTP
- The student applying for the award is registered for a Ph.D. degree in an Indian University or Institute at the time of application.
- S/he applying for the award is the primary contributor in the computation effort of the paper.
- The paper needs to have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed international scientific journal.
- The paper can be from any technical discipline but needs to include an innovative computational contribution.
Shell India Computational Talent Prize Winners for 2013
The 2013 competition was open for paper submission from Sept 15, 2013 to Oct 15, 2013. We received about 100 papers, and our jury then ranked these papers based on criteria of Novelty, Presentation and Expected Impact. The SICTP Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were given out during a prize distribution ceremony in the HiPC conference held during Dec.18-21 at Bangalore.
|Award||Name of Recipient||Paper Title||Affiliation|
|Gold||Harikrishna Narasimhan||SVMpAUCtight: A new support vector method for optimizing partial AUC based on a tight convex upper bound||Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore|
|Silver||Srikanth Ravipati||Calculation of Chemical Potentials and Occupancies in Clathrate Hydrates through Monte Carlo Molecular Simulations||Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore|
|Bronze||Mukul Shrivastava||A Novel Level Set-Based Immersed-Boundary Method For CFD Simulation Of Moving-Boundary Problems||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai|
We also had two excellent papers which won an Honorable Mention
|Name of Recipient||Paper Title||Affiliation|
|Nishamol Kuriakose||Can Molecular Cages Be effective At Small Molecule Activation? A Computational Investigation||National Chemical Laboratory, Pune|
|Dilip Mathew Thomas||Detecting Symmetry in Scalar Fields Using Augmented Extremum Graphs||Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore|