Graduate student Samuel Raymond received the Shoji award on October 17, for Innovation in Information Technology. Raymond’s cutting-edge work includes modeling complex subsurface physics and developing advanced software systems to simulate complex problems. He has shown that, by including modern machine learning tools, these systems can “learn the laws of physics” and solve problems in a fraction of the time it used to. The compelling combination of Big Data and Big Computation will bring significant advancements to the scientific community.