As part of its mission, ACM brings broad recognition to outstanding technical
and professional achievements in computing and information technology.
ACM welcomes nominations for those who deserve recognition for their accomplishments. Please refer to the ACM Awards
https://awards.acm.org for guidelines on how to nominate, lists of the members of the 2018 Award Committees,
and listings of past award recipients and their citations.
Nominations are due January 15, 2019 with the exceptions of the Doctoral Dissertation Award (due October 31, 2018)
and the ACM – IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship (due May 1, 2019).
A. M. Turing Award: ACM’s most prestigious award recognizes contributions of a technical nature which are of lasting and major technical
importance to the computing community. The award is accompanied by a prize of $1,000,000 with financial support provided by Google.
ACM Prize in Computing (previously known as the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences): recognizes an early-to mid-career fundamental, innovative contribution in computing that, through its depth, impact and broad implications, exemplifies the
greatest achievements in the discipline. The award carries a prize of $250,000. Financial support is provided by Infosys Ltd.
Distinguished Service Award: recognizes outstanding service contributions to the computing community as a whole.
Doctoral Dissertation Award: presented annually to the author(s) of the best doctoral dissertation(s) in computer science and
engineering, and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000. The Honorable Mention Award is accompanied by a prize totaling $10,000.
Winning dissertations are published in the ACM Digital Library and the ACM Books Series.
ACM – IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships: honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research
focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful
computers that are currently available. The Fellowships includes a $5,000 honorarium.
Grace Murray Hopper Award: presented to the outstanding young computer professional of the year, selected on the basis of a
single recent major technical or service contribution. The candidate must have been 35 years of age or less at the time the qualifying
contribution was made. A prize of $35,000 accompanies the award. Financial support is provided by Microsoft.
Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award: honors specific theoretical accomplishments that have had a significant and demonstrable
effect on the practice of computing. This award is accompanied by a prize of $10,000 and is endowed by contributions from the Kanellakis
family, and financial support by ACM’s SIGACT, SIGDA, SIGMOD, SIGPLAN, and the ACM SIG Project Fund, and individual contributions.
Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award: presented to an outstanding educator who is appointed to a recognized educational
baccalaureate institution, recognized for advancing new teaching methodologies, effecting new curriculum development or expansion
in computer science and engineering, or making a significant contribution to ACM’s educational mission. The Karlstrom Award is
accompanied by a prize of $10,000. Financial support is provided by Pearson Education.
Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics: recognizes an individual or a group
who have made a significant contribution through the use of computing technology; the award is intentionally defined broadly. This
biennial, endowed award is accompanied by a prize of $5,000, and alternates with the ACM Policy Award.
ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award: presented to individuals selected for career contributions that have breadth within computer science,
or that bridge computer science and other disciplines. The $10,000 prize is provided by ACM and AAAI, and by individual contributions.
Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award: recognizes outstanding service contributions to the Association. Candidates are selected
based on the value and degree of service overall.
ACM Policy Award: recognizes an individual or small group that had a significant positive impact on the formation or execution of public
policy affecting computing or the computing community. The biennial award is accompanied by a $10,000 prize. The next award will be
the 2019 award.
Software System Award: presented to an institution or individuals recognized for developing a software system that has had a lasting
influence, reflected in contributions to concepts, in commercial acceptance, or both. A prize of $35,000 accompanies the award with
financial support provided by IBM.
ACM Athena Lecturer Award: celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. The award
includes a $25,000 honorarium.
For SIG-specific Awards, please visit
Vinton G. Cerf, ACM Awards Committee Co-Chair
Insup Lee, SIG Governing Board Awards Committee Liaison
John R. White, ACM Awards Committee Co-Chair
Rosemary McGuinness, ACM Awards Committee Liaison
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