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 the subject.

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:

Lovelace and Roger Needham Award

The Lovelace medal recognises outstanding contributions to the understanding or advancement of Computing.

Nominations for the 2017 award are now CLOSED. 

The Roger Needham award recognises distinguished research contributions in Computer Science.

The 2016 Roger Needham award winner is Dr Sharon Goldwater. Read the press release

Nominations for the 2017 award are now CLOSED.  

Distinguished dissertations

We also collaborate with CPHC on the following award for PhD/DPhil theses:

Distinguished dissertations

Wilkes award

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.

Innovation certification