April 15, 2010: Awards Honor Contributions to Computing Field
Thursday, April 15, 2010
ACM has announced the winners of two awards honoring significant contributions to the computing field. These awards recognize dedicated professionals whose creativity and commitment have raised awareness of computer science and its role in changing the way the world lives and works.
The recipients are:
Edward Lazowska, the Distinguished Service Award, for his wide-ranging service to the computing community and his long-standing advocacy for this community at the national level.
Moshe Y. Vardi, the Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award, for his leadership in restructuring ACM's flagship publication, Communications of the ACM, into a more effective communications vehicle for the global computing discipline, and for organizing an influential, systematic analysis of offshoring that helped reinforce the case that computing plays a fundamental role in defining success in a competitive global economy.