IEEE Computer Society 60th Anniversary Award

The IEEE Computer Society created the 60th Anniversary award in 2006 in celebration of the Society's 60th anniversary year.
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This special award was to recognize an individual or individuals responsible for one of the most fundamental and important computer science and engineering contributions over the past century.

Consideration was 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.

Presented by Michael R. Williams – 2007 President
Cambridge, England – 4 October 2007
The 60th Anniversary Award Recipients