About ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

Presented annually to the author(s) of the best doctoral dissertation(s) in computer science and engineering.  The Doctoral Dissertation Award is accompanied by a prize of $20,000, and the Honorable Mention Award is accompanied by a prize totaling $10,000.  Financial sponsorship of the award is provided by Google.  Winning dissertations will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM Books Series.


Recent Doctoral Dissertation Award News

Doctoral Dissertation Award Recognizes Young Researchers

Haitham Hassanieh of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received ACM's 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award for developing highly efficient algorithms for computing the Sparse Fourier Transform. Honorable Mentions went to Peter Bailis of Stanford University for coordination avoidance in distributed databases, and Veselin Raychev of ETH Zurich for creating programming tools based on probabilistic models of code that can solve tasks beyond the reach of current methods.

2016 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient and Honorable Mentions