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

Julian Shun has received ACM's 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award for work on scalable parallel programs. Honorable Mentions went to Aaron Sidford of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for work on linear programming, and Siavash Mirarab of the University of Texas at Austin for an algorithm to analyze large-scale biological sequence data efficiently and accurately.

2015 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Laureates