April 26, 2012: ACM Honors Computing Innovators for Advances in Research, Education, and Industry
Thursday, April 26, 2012
ACM has announced the winners of five prestigious awards for their innovations in computing technology that have made significant contributions that enable computer science to solve real world challenges. These awards reflect achievements in human-computer interaction, complex data structure applications, computer science education, geographical information science, computer simulation for biological research, and open-source software development tools. The 2011 ACM award winners, from internationally known research and academic institutions, include prominent computer scientists, educators, and industry leaders:
- Grace Murray Hopper Award: Luis von Ahn, Carnegie Mellon University
- Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award: Hanan Samet, University of Maryland
- Karl V. Karlstom Outstanding Educator Award: Hal Abelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award: Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico
- Software System Award: Eclipse, an open, extensible platform for application development tools
ACM will present these and other awards at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 16 in San Francisco, California.
Read the ACM press release.