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ACM A.M. Turing Award nominations solicited

ACM A.M. Turing Award Nominations Solicited


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Nominations are invited for the 2008 ACM A.M. Turing Award. ACM's oldest and most prestigious award is presented for contributions of a technical nature to the computing community. Although the long-term influences of the nominee's work are taken into consideration, there should be a particular outstanding and trendsetting technical achievement that constitutes the principal claim to the award. The award carries a prize of $250,000 and the recipient is expected to present an address that will be published in an ACM journal. Financial support of the Turing Award is provided by the Intel Corporation and Google Inc.

Nominations should include:

  1. A curriculum vitae, listing publications, patents, honors, other awards, etc.
  2. A letter from the principal nominator, which describes the work of the nominee, and draws particular attention to the contribution that is seen as meriting the award.
  3. Supporting letters from at least three endorsers. The letters should not all be from colleagues or co-workers who are closely associated with the nominee, and preferably should come from individuals at more than one organization. Successful Turing Award nominations usually include substantive letters of support from a group of prominent individuals broadly representative of the candidate's field.

For additional information on ACM's award program please visit: www.acm.org/awards/. Additional information on the past recipients of the A.M. Turing Award is available at: http://awards.acm.org/homepage.cfm?srt=all&awd=140.

Nominations should be sent by October 31, 2008 to:

  • Professor Brian Randell
  • School of Computing Science
  • Newcastle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
  • brian.randell@ncl.ac.uk

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Previous A.M. Turing Award Recipients

1966     A.J. Perlis
1967     Maurice Wilkes
1968     R.W. Hamming
1969     Marvin Minsky
1970     J.H. Wilkinson
1971     John McCarthy
1972     E.W. Dijkstra
1973     Charles Bachman
1974     Donald Knuth
1975     Allen Newell
1975     Herbert Simon
1976     Michael Rabin
1976     Dana Scott
1977     John Backus
1978     Robert Floyd
1979     Kenneth Iverson
1980     C.A.R Hoare
1981     Edgar Codd
1982     Stephen Cook
1983     Ken Thompson
1983     Dennis Ritchie
1984     Niklaus Wirth
1985     Richard Karp
1986     John Hopcroft
1986     Robert Tarjan
1987     John Cocke
1988     Ivan Sutherland
1989     William Kahan
1990     Fernando Corbató
1991     Robin Milner
1992     Butler Lampson
1993     Juris Hartmanis
1993     Richard Stearns
1994     Edward Feigenbaum
1994     Raj Reddy
1995     Manuel Blum
1996     Amir Pnueli
1997     Douglas Engelbart
1998     James Gray
1999     Frederick Brooks
2000     Andrew Yao
2001     Ole-Johan Dahl
2001     Kristen Nygaard
2002     Leonard Adleman
2002     Ronald Rivest
2002     Adi Shamir
2003     Alan Kay
2004     Vinton Cerf
2004     Robert Kahn
2005     Peter Naur
2006     Frances E. Allen
2007     Edmund M. Clarke
2007     E. Allen Emerson
2007     Joseph Sifakis

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Footnotes

DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1342327.1342331


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