The 2016 lecture will be held on the 21st November 2016
2016 lecture - Sharon Goldwater
Changes from previous years
The Roger Needham award is made for a distinguished research contribution in computer science by a UK-based researcher who has completed up to 10 years post-doctoral research. Microsoft Research sponsors this award. The only change is that candidates nominated will automatically be considered for three years, as for the Lovelace medal.
The aim of these changes is to simplify the application process, to encourage more people to be nominated, and to give each application the best chance to succeed.
2014 Dr Natasa Przulj 'Mining biological networks'
2013 Dr Boris Motik 'Theory and Practice: The Yin and Yang of Intelligent Information Systems'
2012 Professor Dino Distefano 'Memory Safety Proofs for the Masses'
2011 Professor Maja Pantic 'Machine Understanding of Human Behaviour'.
2010 Dr Joël Ouaknine 'Timing is Everything'.
2009 Dr Byron Cook 'Proving that programs eventually do something good'.
2008 Professor Wenfei Fan 'A Revival of Data Dependencies for Improving Data Quality'.
2007 Professor Mark Handley 'Evolving the Internet: Challenges, Opportunities and Consequences'.
2006 Dr. Andrew Fitzgibbon 'Computer Vision & the Geometry of Nature'.
2005 Professor Ian Horrocks 'Ontologies and the Semantic Web'.
2004 Dr Jane Hillston 'Tuning Systems: From Composition to Performance'.