Dr. Ewa Deelman was honored with a 2015 Institute Achievement Award for technical contributions and leadership in the field of scientific workflow systems for high-performance computing.
An innovator in the area of scientific workflow management, Ewa introduced the concept of decoupling the workflow description from the workflow execution, which enabled scientists to describe the workflows in an abstract, resource-independent way that a planner could map to available distributed resources. Her work has made significant contributions to the research agenda of the Institute as well its external reputation, culminating in the 2015 High-Performance Distributed Computing Achievement award “for her significant influence, contributions, and distinguished use of workflow systems in high-performance computing.”
Ewa and her team have translated their research into a software product — the Pegasus Workflow Management System — that is being used by a number of influential science projects. It recently contributed to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory’s (LIGO) long-awaited detection of gravitational waves.
Source: ISI News