IPDPS 2021 PhD Forum Welcome and Abstracts
2021 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW)
Description The IEEE Computer Society has created the Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) to advance and coordinate work in the field of high performance computing networking, storage, and analysis concepts, technologies and applications, and to expand the IEEE's role in this interdisciplinary and pervasive field. The Consortium has launched an Education and Outreach Initiative to coordinate activities, information, and best practices around HPC education/outreach across
... ts member technical committees and the broader community. This includes the coordination of student activities across conferences, and the lead chairs for this initiative also chair the IPDPS 2021 PhD Forum. The annual IPDPS PhD Forum event was initiated in 2014 by the Technical Committee on Parallel Processing, the sponsor of the IPDPS conference series. It has grown from the traditional poster presentations by students working toward a PhD in broadly defined areas related to parallel and distributed processing to a broader, enhanced program to include sessions during the three days of the main conference to provide student participants coaching in scientific writing and presentation skills. This year, it is being held virtually and will conduct a live session on Monday, May 17th with a lightning round of presentations by the 14 poster authors and a panel to discuss career paths with the PhD students who are participating in the Forum. Accepted posters will be hosted from the IPDPS 2021 virtual platform. The usual poster presentations by students at a physical conference has been an opportunity to present their work and obtain feedback from the conference and to network with the other students and members of the community. This year to help enhance the virtual presentations, in addition to the online availability of the posters, students were invited to include an abstract describing their work in the proceedings of the conference workshops (IPDPSW 2021). A compendium of these abstracts follows, noting that the posters will contain more detailed information including contact information of the authors. As the chairs for this event, we are pleased to present the work of these fourteen PhD candidates and hope that this 2021 experience will be a valuable enhancement to the work they are doing. We also want to take this opportunity to thank the conference organizers for their support in holding this event, and we are especially grateful to the general chairs for their help and guidance throughout.