Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New ACM / Infosys Foundation Award

ACM and Infosys have announced the creation of a new annual award that recognizes young scientists and system developers whose contemporary innovations are having a dramatic impact on the computing field. The prize will be $150,000.

If you know someone who deserves such recognition, please check the nomination procedures--and then follow them. Much of my advice on making the case for an ACM Fellow is also applicable to this new prize.

By the way, Intel and Google have jontly raised the prize associated with the Turing Award to $250,000, comensurate with its status as computing's highest professional honor.

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Comment by Anonymous Anonymous:

Kudos to Infosys for this!

However, how does this relate to the Grace Hopper Award? Isn't that for young scientists, too?

6:52 PM  
Comment by Blogger Jim Horning:

The Grace Murray Hopper Award is for a contribution made before age 35. The new ACM / Infosys Foundation Award does not have such a strict definition of "young." Fortunately, there is not a shortage of stellar young contributors, by either definition. ACM thinks there is room for both awards.

11:46 PM  

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