About the ACM Prize in Computing

The ACM Prize in Computing recognizes an early to mid-career fundamental innovative contribution in computing that, through its depth, impact and broad implications, exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline. The award carries a prize of $250,000. Financial support is provided by an endowment from Infosys Ltd.

The ACM Prize in Computing was previously known as the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences from 2007 through 2015.


Recent ACM Prize News

Alexei Efros Receives 2016 ACM Prize in Computing

ACM has named Alexei Efros of the University of California, Berkeley the recipient of the 2016 ACM Prize in Computing. Efros was cited for groundbreaking data-driven approaches to computer graphics and computer vision focusing on understanding, modeling and recreating the visual world around us.

2016 ACM Prize in Computing recipient Alexei Efros

Seminal Papers by 2016 ACM Prize Recipient Alexei Efros

"What Makes Paris Look Like Paris?" Communications of the ACM, November 2015 (with Carl Doersch, Saurabh Singh, Abhinav Gupta, and Josef Sivic)

"Scene Completion Using Millions of Photographs," Communications of the ACM, October 2008 (with James Hays)

"Photo Clip Art," ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 (with Jean-François Lalonde, Derek Hoiem, Carsten Rother, John Winn, and Antonio Criminisi)

"Image Quilting for Texture Synthesis and Transfer," ACM SIGGRAPH 2001 (with William T. Freeman)

"Automatic Photo Pop-up," ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 (with Derek Hoiem and Martial Hebert)