CI Compass Senior Personnel Kerk Kee receives “The Phil Andrews Award” at PEARC 2022 for co-authored paper

Author: Christina Clark

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CI Compass Senior Personnel Kerk Kee stands with his PEARC22 "Best Full Paper" award, in which he was a co-author.

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Kerk Kee, Senior Personnel at CI Compass and Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, and Shafaq Chaudhry, CI Compass co-collaborator and Director of Research Technology for Graduate and Research Information Technology at the University of Central Florida, earned an award for “Best Full Paper” in the "Workforce Development, Training, Diversity, and Education" category at PEARC 2022 (Practice & Research in Advanced Research Computing). On Thursday, July 14, 2022, the paper was then recognized with the "Phil Andrews Award,” a distinction giving it the top paper at the conference.

The title of the paper is “Understanding Factors that Influence Research Computing and Data Careers.” The complete list of co-authors include Shafaq Chaudhry, Arman Pazouki, Patrick Schmitz, Elizabett Hillery, and Kerk Kee

The paper was presented at PEARC 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 12, 2022.

According to PEARC, “The Phil Andrews award is granted to a manuscript deemed to be the most impactful in practice of research computing, broadly interpreted to encompass all areas in scientific research, technical innovation, state of practice and workforce development. Determination of the award is made by the combination of reviewer recommendations, track chair/co-chair recommendations, and an Awards committee jury selecting from the best papers awarded in all tracks.”

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On Thursday, July 14, 2022, the co-authors of "Understanding Factors that Influence Research Computing and Data Careers" were honored with the "Phil Andrews Award" at PEARC 2022. Among the co-authors were CI Compass Senior Personnel Kerk Kee, and co-collaborator Shafaq Chaudhry.

About CI Compass

CI Compass is funded by the NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering under grant number 2127548. Its participating research institutions include the University of Southern California, Indiana University, Texas Tech University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Utah.

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Christina Clark, Research Communications Specialist

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