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Harlan D. Mills Award

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Deadline for 2015 Nominations is 15 October 2014


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Established in Harlan D. Mill's name to recognize researchers and practitioners who have demonstrated long-standing, sustained, and meaningful contributions to the theory and practice of the information sciences, focusing on contributions to the practice of software engineering through the application of sound theory. This technical award was first given in 1999. The award consists of a $3,000 honorarium, museum-quality memento, and a possible invited talk during the week of the annual International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE).

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Past recipients for Harlan D. Mills Award

2014 Patrick Cousot
Radhia Cousot
For the invention of "abstract interpretation", development of tool support, and its practical application.
2012 Lionel Claude Briand For practical and fundamental contributions to Model-based Software Testing and Verification.
2011 John Rushby For practical and fundamental contributions to Software & Hardware Reliability with seminal contributions to computer security, fault tolerance, and formal methods.
2009 Bertrand Meyer For practical and fundamental contributions to object-oriented software engineering, software reuse, and the integration of formal methods into the above.
2007 Bev Littlewood For leading research on the application of rigorous probabilistic and statistical techniques to problems of assessment in software engineering, particularly in systems dependability.
2006 John C. Knight For encouraging software researchers to focus on practical results as well as theory, and for critically analyzing their assumptions and evaluating their research claims.
2004 Elaine Weyuker For leading research on rigorous software testing including industrial evaluations of the comparative effectiveness and costs of such testing methods.
2003 Victor R. Basili For significant contributions to programming languages, program reading and writing, and empirical methods.
2002 Jesse H. Poore For significant contributions to function-based software development and statistical software testing.
2001 Meir (Manny) Lehman For pioneering contributions to the empirical study of software processes and program evolution.
2000 Barry Boehm For development of empirical software engineering models of cost, schedule, and quality.
1999 David Parnas For fundamental contributions to large-scale systems development by establishing software engineering as an engineering discipline.

 

2014 HARLAN MILLS AWARD SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR

Bertrand Meyer

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Lionel Briand Named Winner of 2012 Mills Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 January, 2012 – Software verification, validation, and testing researcher Lionel Briand, a former IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering board member, has been named the winner of the 2012 Harlan D. Mills Award.

The Mills Award recognizes researchers and practitioners who have demonstrated longstanding contributions to information science theory and practice, focusing on applying sound theory to software engineering practice. Briand was recognized "for practical and fundamental contributions to model-based software testing and verification.”

Former head of the Certus software verification and validation center at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway, Briand recently became scientific director of the new software verification and validation laboratory at University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). The new laboratory is supported by a PEARL grant from the Luxembourg research fund (FNR).

At Simula’s Certus software verification and validation center, Briand led and conducted research in close collaboration with industrial partners. Before that, he was a systems and computer engineering professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and held the Canada Research Chair in Software Quality Engineering.

Briand was the first software quality engineering department head at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering in Germany, and worked as a research scientist for the Software Engineering Laboratory, a consortium of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Computer Sciences Corp., and the University of Maryland.

He has served on the program, steering, or organization committees of many international, IEEE and ACM conferences, and will be 2014 program co-chair of the International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE).
Briand is coeditor-in-chief of Empirical Software Engineering (Springer) and is a member of the editorial boards of Systems and Software Modeling (Springer) and Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability (Wiley). He was on the board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering from 2000 to 2004.

Briand was elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow for his work on the testing of object-oriented systems. His research interests include: model-driven development, testing and verification, search-based software engineering, and empirical software engineering.

The award consists of a $3,000 honorarium, memento, and a invitation to present at ICSE in 2012. Co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE), ICSE will be held from 2-9 June, 2012, in Zurich, Switzerland.

The IEEE Computer Society awards program honors outstanding technical achievements, innovation, and service to the computer profession and to the society. Award and nomination information is available at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards.

John Rushby of SRI International Wins Mills Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 18 April, 2011 – John Rushby, a program director and SRI Fellow with SRI International’s Computer Science Laboratory, is this year’s recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Harlan D. Mills Award, which recognizes sustained contributions to information science theory and practice.

Rushby leads the research program in formal methods and dependable systems at SRI International in Menlo Park California. He received the Mills Award “for practical and fundamental contributions to software and hardware reliability with seminal contributions to computer security, fault tolerance, and formal methods.”

Rushby joined SRI in 1983 and served as director of its Computer Science Laboratory from 1986 to 1990. Prior to that, he held academic positions at the universities of Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne in England. He received BSc and PhD degrees in computing science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1971 and 1977, respectively.

His research interests center on the use of formal methods for problems in the design and assurance of safe, secure, and dependable systems.

Rushby is a former associate editor for Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Formal Aspects of Computing, and was recently a member of a National Research Council study that produced the report “Software for Dependable Systems: Sufficient Evidence?”

Established in Harlan D. Mill’s name, the award recognizes researchers and practitioners who have demonstrated longstanding, sustained, and meaningful contributions to the theory and practice of the information sciences, focusing on contributions to the practice of software engineering through the application of sound theory. The award nomination requires a minimum of three endorsements.

The award, which was first awarded in 1999, consists of a $3,000 honorarium, museum-quality memento, and a possible invited talk during the week of the annual International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE).

Bertrand Meyer received the Mills Award in 2009 “for practical and fundamental contributions to object-oriented software engineering, software reuse, and the integration of formal methods into the above.” Click here for the full list of recipients.

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