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. Bjarne is being recognized “for bringing object-oriented programming and generic programming to the mainstream with his design and implementation of the C++ programming language.”

Bjarne, a graduate of the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology, is an Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

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