Category Archives: Awards and honours

News about awards, honours, prizes and competitions won by people or organizations related to the Computer Laboratory

Bjarne Stroustrup named recipient of the 2018 IEEE-CS Computer Pioneer Award

Bjarne Stroustrup has been selected to receive the IEEE Computer Society’s 2018 Computer Pioneer Award. The award is given for significant contributions to early concepts and developments in the electronic computer field, which have clearly advanced the state-of-the-art in computing. … Continue reading

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Bjarne Stroustrup to receive 2018 Charles Stark Draper Prize

The National Academy of Engineering has announced that Bjarne Stroustrup will receive the 2018 Charles Start Draper Prize for Engineering. The prize has been awarded ‘for conceptualizing and developing the C++ programming language’. The $500,000 annual award is given to … Continue reading

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Cambridge team wins The 2017 Northwestern Europe Regional Contest

Congratulations to Team Me[N]ta∭ca, winners of The 2017 Northwestern Europe Regional Contest. NWERC 2017 is an official regional contest in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. It draws students from colleges and universities throughout Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, … Continue reading

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Department’s researchers awarded a double at SPLASH 2017

Department researchers Victor Gomes, Martin Kleppmann, Dominic Mulligan, and Alastair Beresford have been awarded both a distinguished paper award and a distinguished artefact award for their paper “Verifying strong evential consistency in distributed systems” at the ACM SIGPLAN conference on … Continue reading

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Cambridge teams triumph at the 2017 UK & Ireland Programming Contest

Cambridge teams occupied six of the top ten places (including 1st place) at this year’s UK & Ireland Programming Contest (UKIEPC). The UKIEPC is the UK & Ireland Subregional Contest for NWERC (the Northwestern Europe European Regional Contest), of the … Continue reading

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Stephen Dolan wins 2017 CPHC/BCS Distinguished Dissertation Award

Stephen Dolan has been named the winner of the 2017 CPHC/BCS Distinguished Dissertation Award for his dissertation ‘Algebraic subtyping’. The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC), in conjunction with BCS and BCS Academy of Computing, annually selects for … Continue reading

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Thomas Brouwer wins the Homerton Santander award for PhD research

Thomas Brouwer has won the Homerton Santander award for outstanding achievement in PhD research. Thomas was awarded the prize for his work under Pietro Lio’ investigating the use of Bayesian models for analysing biological datasets. The award is given annually … Continue reading

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Computer Laboratory researchers win SIGPLAN Most Influential ICFP Paper Award 2017

Computer Laboratory researchers, led by Professor Peter Sewell, have won the SIGPLAN Most Influential ICFP Paper Award 2017. The paper “Ott: Effective Tool Support for the Working Semanticist” is joint work between members of the Computer Laboratory’s Programming, Logic, and … Continue reading

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Computer Laboratory researchers win best paper award at ACM SIGCOMM 2017

Computer Laboratory researchers Gianni Antichi, Marcin Wójcik, and Andrew W. Moore, along with co-authors, have won the best paper award at ACM SIGCOMM 2017. The paper “Re-architecting datacenter networks and stacks for low latency and high performance” is a joint … Continue reading

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Ramana Kumar wins the ACM SIGPLAN Doctoral Dissertation Award

Ramama Kumar has been awarded the ACM SIGPLAN John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2017. The award is presented annually to the author of an outstanding dissertation in the field of programming languages, and includes a prize of $1000. … Continue reading

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