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

Aviad Rubinstein of Stanford University has received ACM's 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Award for establishing the intractability of the approximate Nash equilibrium problem and other important problems between P and NP-completeness. Honorable Mentions went to Mohsen Ghaffari of ETH Zurich for novel distributed algorithms, and Stefanie Mueller of MIT for demonstrating how to make personal fabrication machines interactive.

Aviad Rubinstein, Mohsen Ghaffari and Stefanie Mueller