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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.

SICT Prizes
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


Thank you for your interest in SICTP 2014. We will announce the prizes during HiPC 2014 (www.hipc.org ). Please visit this page on Dec 21, 2014 to view results.

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.

Group photo of SICTP winners
SICT Awared winners
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
Photo of SICTP Prize winners

We also had two excellent papers which won an Honorable Mention

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