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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

The 2014 competition was open for paper submission from Oct  1, 2014 to Nov 1, 2014. We received about 100 high quality papers, and our jury then ranked these papers based on criteria of Novelty, Presentation and Expected Impact. The SICTP Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be given out during a prize distribution ceremony in the HiPC (www.hipc.org) conference held during Dec.18-21 at Goa.

The shortlisted papers for the SICTP 2014 award are:

SICTP 2014 award

The shortlisted papers for the SICTP 2014 award are:

Author Paper Title Affiliation
Puneet Patra A deterministic thermostat for controlling
temperature using all degrees of freedom
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Ahin Roy Wrinkling of Atomic Planes in Ultrathin Au Nanowires Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Vasimuddin MD Parallel Bayesian Network Structure Learning for
Genome-Scale Gene Networks
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai

Please visit this page on Dec 22, 2014 to read about the Gold, Silver and Bronze prize winners.