Special Interest Group (SIG) Awards

 

ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in more than 30 distinct technological fields. Click on the links below to see descriptions of the awards from each SIG. For information on the selection criteria for these awards, please contact the Chair of the sponsoring SIG directly.

SIGACCESS SIGACT SIGAda SIGAI SIGAPP
SIGARCH SIGBED SIGBio SIGCAS SIGCHI
SIGCOMM SIGCSE SIGDA SIGDOC SIGecom
SIGEVO SIGGRAPH SIGHPC SIGIR SIGKDD
SIGLOG SIGMETRICS SIGMICRO SIGMIS SIGMM
SIGMOBILE SIGMOD SIGOPS SIGPLAN SIGSAC
SIGSAM SIGSIM SIGSOFT SIGUCCS SIGWEB

2017 SIGSAM Jenks Prize Recognizes Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram has received the 2017 SIGSAM Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering Applied to Computer Algebra. He was recognized for the development of the computation/knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha, which is the world's first, largest, and most-used web and mobile symbolic computation engine, making symbolic computation and curated knowledge freely available to the world.

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SIGAda Names Peter Chapin 2017 Robert Dewar Award Recipient

SIGAda has named Peter Chapin, a professor at Vermont Technical College, as the recipient of the 2017 Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions, formerly known as the Ada Community Contributions Award. Chapin was recognized for developing software for small spacecraft, among other contributions.

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2017 SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize Recognizes UC Berkeley Professor

ACM’s Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) has named Alistair Sinclair the recipient of its 2017 Distinguished Service Prize for playing an indispensable role in making The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley the world's leading venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science.

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Cryptography Researcher Receives 2017 SIGACT Donald E. Knuth Prize

Oded Goldreich has received ACM SIGACT's 2017 Donald E. Knuth Prize for establishing novel directions for research, contributing to outstanding results and creating new basic definitions in theoretical computer science. He worked with ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali on several fundamental issues in cryptography.

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SIGKDD Impact Program Awards

ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.

2017 SIGMM Award Recognizes Outstanding PhD Thesis

ACM's Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) has named Chien-Nan (Shannon) Chen the recipient of its Outstanding PhD Thesis Award for his dissertation entitled “Semantics-Aware Content Delivery Framework For 3D Tele-Immersion,” the first to consider semantic information in full-aspect with 3DTI systems.  

ACM SIGMM Outstanding PhD Thesis Award recipient Chien-Nan (Shannon) Chen