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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 were given out during a prize distribution ceremony in the HiPC (www.hipc.org) conference held during Dec.18-21 at Goa.

The prize winning papers for the SICTP 2014 award
SICTP 2014 award

The prize winning papers for the SICTP 2014 award are:

Award Author Paper Title Affiliation
Gold Ahin Roy
Wrinkling of Atomic Planes in Ultrathin Au Nanowires
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Silver Puneet Patra
A deterministic thermostat for controlling
temperature using all degrees of freedom

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Bronze Vasimuddin MD
Parallel Bayesian Network Structure Learning for
Genome-Scale Gene Networks

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
Competition Jury also nominated two papers for Honorable Mention:

Competition Jury also nominated two papers for Honorable Mention:

Name of Recipient Title of Paper Affiliation
Nipun Arora Lift-drag and flow structures associated with the "clap and fling" motion Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Saikishan Suryanarayana Free turbulent shear layer in a point vortex gas as a problem in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics  Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced
Scientific Research, Bangalore