ACM Presidential Award
Stanford University United States – 2014
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For outstanding leadership of, and commitment to, the three-year ACM/IEEE-CS effort to produce CS2013  a comprehensive revision of the curricular guidelines for undergraduate programs in computer science


For outstanding leadership of, and commitment to, the three-year ACM/IEEE-CS effort to produce CS2013  a comprehensive revision of the curricular guidelines for undergraduate programs in computer science. In leading this effort, Dr. Sahami assembled a stellar ACM Delegation; led the joint-society steering committee in efforts to engage the computer science education community worldwide; managed the process of public review and comment; and led the production of a final report that is international in scope, offers curricular and pedagogical guidance applicable to a wide range of institutions, and identifies exemplars of actual courses to provide concrete guidance for implementation of the curriculum in a variety of institutional contexts. CS2013 will set the standards for computer science education worldwide for the next decade.

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ACM Honors International Leaders Who Helped Advance Computer Science In The Digital Age

Mehran Sahami of Stanford University, recipient of the ACM Presidential Award for leading the revision of an innovative computer science curriculum that reflects the application of computing tools in a wide variety of disciplines. Sahami led the effort by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society to develop guidelines for undergraduate degree programs that redefine essential computing topics and set the standards for computer science education worldwide for the next decade. The report includes examples of flexible courses and curricula models for a broad range of higher education institutions worldwide.

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