Renamed ACM Prize in Computing to Recognize Young Researchers

November 15, 2016

The ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences has been renamed the ACM Prize in Computing. The award recognizes computing professionals in the early to middle stages of their careers. In conjunction with the renaming of the award, the corresponding cash prize has been increased to $250,000. Infosys will continue to fund the award.

"By focusing on early- and mid-career professionals, the ACM Prize highlights innovations that are changing paradigms and reshaping technology in ways that will lay future foundations in the field,” says ACM President Vicki L. Hanson.

“In addition to giving credit to these young visionaries, the ACM Prize will enlighten the public about the underpinnings that make technological advances possible,” says Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO of Infosys.

Underscoring the renaming and prestige of the award, ACM Prize in Computing recipients will now be invited to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event for mathematicians and computing scientists from all over the world.

The recipient of the 2016 ACM Prize in Computing will be announced in April 2017 and formally recognized at ACM's annual awards banquet in San Francisco in June 2017.

Read the ACM news release.