Awarded on the basis of value and degree of services to the computing community. The contribution should not be limited to service to the Association, but should include activities in other computer organizations and should emphasize contributions to the computing community at large.

ACM Honors Leader For Expanding Promise And Profile Of Computing

ACM has recognized the vision and achievement of a leader who has transformed the way the world views computing.  Jeannette Wing of Microsoft Research advocated for a concept she called “computational thinking,” a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior that draws on concepts fundamental to computer science.

Jeannette Wing recipient of the ACM Distinguished Service Award for helping the computing community articulate the promise of computation to broad audiences. She has positioned the field to communicate the core concepts of computing in elegant and easily understood ways, and has championed its introduction in numerous national and international venues. She has also drawn new and diverse audiences to the field of computer science. A Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research, Wing has oversight of its core research laboratories around the world.

Press Release