IEEE Computer Society
60th Anniversary Award
The IEEE Computer Society created the 60th Anniversary award in celebration of the Society's 60th anniversary year in 2006. This special award recognized an individual or individuals who have been responsible for one of the most fundamental and important computer science and engineering contributions over the past century. Consideration is given to the following criteria:
originality of contribution
significance of achievement
impact on computer science and engineering
impact on society
The award consisted of a crystal model and $20,000 honorarium.
The 60th Anniversary Award Recipients
Presented by Michael R. Williams - 2007 President
Cambridge, England - 4 October 2007
David L. Parnas
"For insights into making large-scale systems development manageable with the concepts of encapsulation and information hiding, and helping to establish software development as an engineering discipline firmly rooted in mathematics"
Maurice V. Wilkes
"For pioneered microprogramming, which enabled very large and complex hardware structures to be implemented reliably and systematically"