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.
We organise the following annual awards:
Roger Needham award
The Roger Needham award recognises distinguished research contributions in Computer Science.
The 2014 Roger Needham award winner is Dr Nataša Pržulj. Read the press release.
The Lovelace medal recognises outstanding contributions to the understanding or advancement of Computing.
Registration for the 2015 Lovelace lecture is now open. Further information
The 2014 Lovelace medal winner is Professor Steve Furber. Read the press release.
We also collaborate with CPHC on the following award for PhD/DPhil theses:
The Wilkes Award is given for the best paper published in a volume of The Computer Journal. It is awarded each year to the author or authors of one paper appearing in the previous volume (year).
Recognising student's achievements
We have recently launched a new scheme to recognise technical innovation among computing students.