The Frederick A. Howes Scholar
in Computational Science award was established in 2001 to honor the late
Frederick Anthony Howes, who was a champion for computational science
Dr. Kristen Grauman of the University
of Texas at Austin and Dr. Jaydeep
Bardhan of Argonne National
Laboratory have been named the
2007 Frederick A. Howes Scholars
in Computational Science.
The Howes Scholar award was
established to honor the late
Frederick Anthony Howes, who
managed the Applied Mathematical
Science Program in the U.S.
Department of Energy during
the 1990s. Dr. Howes was highly
respected and admired for his energy,
dedication and personal integrity.
One of Howes’ responsibilities was to
oversee the Department of Energy’s
Computational Science Graduate
Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program.
He was extremely committed to this
program that supports graduate
students in computational science.
This program is unique, as it
requires candidates to take courses
in mathematics, computer science
and an applications discipline, such
as physics or engineering. The DOE
CSGF program currently supports
over 60 graduate students and is
administered by the Krell Institute.
To honor his memory and his
dedication to the Department of
Energy’s Computational Science
Graduate Fellowship program, one
DOE CSGF fellow will be chosen each
calendar year as a Howes Scholar.
But because there were so many
outstanding nominees for the award
this year, two winners were selected.
This award will provide the recipients
with a substantial cash award, a
Tiffany paperweight, and the
distinction of being named a
A DOE CSGF fellow is eligible to be
named the Howes Scholar if he or she
has completed all the requirements for
his or her Ph.D. program while being
supported by the DOE CSGF program
or having been supported by the DOE
CSGF program for the maximum
number of allotted years.
Dr. Grauman was a CSGF fellow
from 2001-2005. She received her
Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2006
from MIT’s Computer Science and
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
She is currently an Assistant Professor
in the Department of Computer
Sciences at the University of Texas
A DOE CSGF fellow from 2002-2006,
Dr. Bardhan received his Ph.D.
in Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science, also from
MIT, in 2006. He is currently a
Wilkinson Fellow at Argonne
Both award recipients were on hand
at the DOE CSGF annual fellows’
conference where they presented
their research and received their
awards. Daniel Hitchcock from the
U.S. Department of Energy’s Office
of Science presented the awards and
Fred Howes’ widow and son, Mary
Hall and Michael Howes, were in
attendance at the presentation.
For more information on this
program, contact the Krell Institute
at (515) 956-3696 or email Rachel
Huisman at Rachel@krellinst.org.
Fred Howes’ son and widow, Michael Howes and Mary Hall, (back row) pose with
2007 Howes Scholars Jaydeep Bardhan (left) and Kristen Grauman (right), and Daniel Hitchcock
(center) from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science
Daniel Hitchcock, U.S. Department of Energy, presents Jaydeep Bardhan his
2007 Howes Scholar award
Dr. Grauman presents at the annual Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellows’ conference