NVIDIA Global Impact Award

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What is the NVIDIA Global Impact Award?

2018 Winners

The winners were announced at the GPU Technology Conference, March 26-29, in Silicon Valley, see the link here:

  1. Princeton University
  2. EDANYA research group, University of Malaga

Fourteen applications from half a dozen nations were submitted for the Global Impact Award for 2018.

2018 Finalists

This year finalists are:

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital - Paging Dr. Algorithm: AI Comes to Rescue
  2. Princeton University - Princeton Team Using AI for Fusion Up
  3. EDANYA University of Malaga reserch group
  4. University of Washinton - Give MRIs an AI Facelift


Previous years’ Global Impact Award winners and nominees 


 Winner: University of Maryland and Mayo Clinic Win $150,000 in Global Impact Award

 Fourteen applications from half a dozen nations were submittedfor the Global Impact Awards for 2017.

All the five 2017 finalists:

1. The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,

2. The University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

3. Mayo Clinic Turns to AI to Improve Brain Tumor Treatment

4. The University of Oxford

5. The University of Washington.


Winner: Medical Marvel: Duke’s GPU-Powered Imaging

Honorable mention to  Imperial College London - Imperial Collegue Uses GPUs to Spot Brain Damage

Nearly 30 applications from 13 nations were submitted for the annual award

All the five 2016 finalists:

1. Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) - GPUs Help Monitor Rising Sea Levels with Pinpoint Accuracy

 2. Duke University - How GPUs Help Eye Surgeons See 20/20 in the Operating Room

3. George Mason University - How Haiti’s Earthquake Inspired New Ways to Map Structural Safety Using GPUs

4. Imperial College London - Imperial Collegue Uses GPUs to Spot Brain Damage

5. Standford University - GPUs Help Map Worldwide Poverty

The 5 Finalists are gathered in this publication:


Winner: San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Quake Research

More than two dozen applications from 11 nations were submitted

The other 2015 finalists

  1. Baylor College of Medicine, for using GPUs to unfold loops in a cell’s genome.
  2. The Institute of Bioinformatics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, which is deploying GPUs for toxicity prediction.
  3. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where researchers use GPUs to produce high-definition global population data.
  5. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where GPU-accelerated supercomputers analyze communication between cells and viruses.
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