Karthik Menon awarded the Mark O. Robbins Prize in High Performance Computing
Karthik Menon, a doctoral candidate in the lab of ICM core faculty member and professor of mechanical engineering Rajat Mittal, is an inaugural winner of the Mark O. Robbins Prize in High Performance Computing. Karthik, who is pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, researches the development of computational and data-driven techniques to study the interaction of fluids with flexible and moving surfaces within liquid flows.
Established last year to recognize outstanding performance by doctoral and post-doctoral students in high-performance computing, these awards honor the legacy of renowned condensed matter and statistical physicist Mark O. Robbins, who died in 2020. A professor in Hopkins’ Department of Physics and Astronomy for more than three decades, Mark played a key role in supporting the development of computational facilities at JHU and was associate director of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science.
In addition to receiving a plaque and cash prize, winners will be invited to present their work at a virtual High Performance Computing symposium to be held in August.