ACM Prize in Computing
Awarded forearly to mid-career innovative contributions in computing
CountryUnited States
Presented byAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
First awarded2007

The ACM Prize in Computing was established by the Association for Computing Machinery to recognize individuals for early to mid-career innovative contributions in computing. The award carries a prize of $250,000. Financial support is provided by an endowment from Infosys Inc.[1]

The ACM Prize in Computing was previously known as the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for award years 2007 through 2015. In 2016 it was announced that ACM Prize in Computing recipients are invited to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF).


Year Recipients Citation
2020 Scott Aaronson For groundbreaking contributions to quantum computing.
2019 David Silver For breakthrough advances in computer game-playing.
2018 Shwetak Patel For contributions to creative and practical sensing systems for sustainability and health.
2017 Dina Katabi For her groundbreaking work in human-sensing technologies using wireless signals and in reducing interference across wireless networks.
2016 Alexei A. Efros For groundbreaking data-driven approaches to computer graphics and computer vision.
2015 Stefan Savage For innovative research in network security, privacy, and reliability that has taught us to view attacks and attackers as elements of an integrated technological, societal, and economic system.
2014 Dan Boneh For ground-breaking contributions to the development of pairing-based cryptography and its application in identity-based encryption.
2013 David Blei For contributions to the theory and practice of probabilistic topic modeling and Bayesian machine learning.
2012 Jeffrey Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat For their leadership in the science and engineering of Internet-scale distributed systems.
2011 Sanjeev Arora For contributions to computational complexity, algorithms, and optimization that have helped reshape our understanding of computation.
2010 Frans Kaashoek For his landmark contributions to the structuring, robustness, scalability, and security of software systems, enabling efficient, mobile, and highly distributed applications and setting important research directions.
2009 Eric A. Brewer For his design and development of highly scalable internet services and innovations in bringing information technology to developing regions.
2008 Jon Kleinberg For his contributions to the science of networks and the World Wide Web. His work is a deep combination of social insights and mathematical reasoning.
2007 Daphne Koller For her work on combining relational logic and probability that allows probabilistic reasoning to be applied to a wide range of applications, including robotics, economics, and biology.

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  1. ^ "About the ACM Prize in Computing". ACM Awards. ACM. Retrieved 22 April 2017.