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. 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

Dor Minzer of Tel Aviv University has received ACM's 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Award for contributions to testing monotonicity of Boolean functions and resolving the Unique Games Conjecture, one of the most central problems in approximation algorithms and complexity theory. Honorable Mentions went to Jakub Tarnawski of École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and JiaJun Wu of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dor Minzer, Jakub Tarnawski and JiaJun Wu