|Boston University, doctoral student
|For his outstanding High Level Trigger work on CPU performance and online operations.
|Universita di Pisa & INFN, doctoral student
|For his outstanding work on High Level Trigger menu development, b-tagging triggers and online operations."
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|For his outstanding work on High Level Trigger menu development for Heavy Ion data taking.
|University of Maryland
|For his leadership and contributions as the HCAL Operations manager during the commissioning phase of Run 2.
|University of Iowa, doctoral student
|For his strong and numerous contributions to many aspects of the most urgent and demanding HCAL tasks for data taking, such as DQM and HCAL Operations."
|For outstanding and continuous contributions to the Strip Tracker DAQ, Tracker operation and training of newcomers, as well as being very active in the Tracking POG working on track selection based on a MVA technique."
|DESY, doctoral student
|For his contribution to many essential aspects of the Pixel Phase I upgrade project among which the measurement of the performance of the iterations of the Pixel ROC and the development of the test software for the module production.
|For invaluable tools used by all CMS subsystems to diagnose run-time problems ex post facto.
|University of Bristol
|For the commissioning of the Stage-1 and Stage-2 calorimeter trigger upgrades.
|For his leadership of the ECAL DAQ group, and for his dedication to ECAL DAQ and Trigger commissioning and operation at P5."
|Rafael Teixeira de Lima
|Northeastern University, doctoral student
|For his leading contributions to ECAL DAQ development and his support of ECAL DAQ installations at P5 and B904.
|Computing & Offline
|For his outstanding contribution on the Fast Simulation (FASTSIM) for CMS Offline.
|Farrukh Aftab Khan
|National Centre for Physics in Pakistan, computer scientist
|Computing & Offline
|For his outstanding contribution on the operations of the glideinWMS infrastructure for CMS Computing.
|Federico De Guio
|For his vital role in managing the CMS Data Quality Monitoring infrastructure.
|Vilnius University, computing scientist
|For his outstanding contribution to the Release Validation and Monte Carlo production in PPD.
|MIT, doctoral student
|For the study of the VBF H to tau-tau flagship physics signal to motivate major upgrades in the Phase II Technical Proposal and in the Scope Document.
|For the development of the reconstruction software and the performance studies of the new Phase II forward muon chambers.
|For the development of the DAQ for the calorimeter upgrades test beams and the sustained support to all groups during the test periods.
|CERN, mechanical engineer
|For the development of engineering designs, the modeling and the prototyping of the Outer Tracker modules."
|For her outstanding contribution to the commissioning and operation of the RPC system in 2015.
|Fermilab, software professional)
|For his outstanding contribution over many years to the CSC online software including DCS and the CSC Expert System.
|CERN, applied physicist
|For outstanding contributions to the development and operation of the new Trigger Control and Distribution System.
|For outstanding contributions to the development and operation of the upgraded Level-1 calorimeter trigger for heavy-ion and proton-proton collisions in 2015.
|Princeton University, software engineer
|For building and maintaining the brildaq system that has revolutionised the process of acquisition for non-event data.
|KIT, radiation physicist
|For steering the Radiation Simulation task in BRIL and providing vital information for the upgrade planning of CMS.
|No nominations this year from CT-PPS. This is not due to the lack of excellent colleagues. Given the size of the team and the wish that Achievement Awards are exceptional indeed, it is more adequate to nominate less frequent."
|Nomination from the CB Chairpersons team supported by the CB Advisory Group and the Head of CMS Communication
|For his outstanding contributions to CMS outreach and education programs, as well as for his creation of and dedication to the art@CMS program."