This award is made annually for a distinguished research contribution in computer science by a UK based* researcher who has completed up to 10 years of post-doctoral research**.
The award was established in memory of the late Professor Roger Needham. Sponsored by Microsoft Research, this award is administered by the Awards Committee of the Academy.
In addition to receiving the prestigious award, the recipient will receive a £5000 prize together with an opportunity to give a public lecture on their work. The winner of the award will also be asked to contribute an article describing their work in terms accessible to a general audience for publication in ITNOW, the BCS magazine.
Nominations for the 2014 award have now closed and are being assessed. An announcement about the winner will be made in the New Year.
2013 award winner
We are delighted to annouce that Dr Boris Motik from the University of Oxford is the recipient of the 2013 Roger Needham award. The award was made in recognition of Dr Motik's research around the development of techniques for intelligent management of large amounts of data. Read the press release
Details of the previous winners of the Roger Needham award can be found in the Roger Needham lectures section of this site.
*UK based means that candidates have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years prior to nomination, or have an equivalent substantial connection to the UK; thus if nominated in year “n” they should normally have been resident in the UK from 1st January in year "n-3".
**Having completed up to 10 years of post-doctoral research means that, if nominated for the year "n" award, then they should normally have received their PhD after 1st January in year "n-10" (e.g., if nominated for the 2013 award, then they should normally have received their PhD after 1st January, 2003); however, allowance may be made for career breaks and part-time working.