by Academy Admin

The Academy aims to nurture ingenuity, inventiveness and innovation in computing and it is through our range of awards, medals and lectures that we promote excellence in the creation, study and application of knowledge in computing.

Our mission is to strengthen ties between the academic community and professional practitioners by promoting mutual accessibility and an appreciation of the value and benefit of research in computing.  To support these aims we bestow awards that recognise significant achievements in computing.

Annual awards

We organise the following annual awards:

The Roger Needham award recognises distinguished research contributions in Computer Science. The 2014 winner is Nataša Pržulj. Read the press release.

The Lovelace medal recognises outstanding contributions to the understanding or advancement of Computing. The 2014 winner is Professor Steve Furber. Read the press release.

We also collaborate with CPHC on the following award:

Distinguished dissertations

Download our academic awards brochure

Recognising student's achievements

We have recently launched a new scheme to recognise technical innovation among computing students.

Innovation certification