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Call for Nominations for the new ACM Charles P. “Chuck” Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award


By Vint Cerf and John R. White, ACM Awards Committee Co-Chairs

ACM welcomes your nominations for the inaugural 2018 ACM Charles P. “Chuck” Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award (ACM Breakthrough Award).

This biennial award will recognize an individual who reflects Thacker’s pioneering contributions in making a surprising or disruptive leapfrog in computing ideas or technologies, and his inspiration of generations of young computer scientists.  The award will be presented at the June ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $100,000, plus travel expenses to the banquet and to the ACM Breakthrough Award Lecture.  Financial support is provided by Microsoft.

The deadline for nominations for the 2018 award is January 15, 2019 , End of Day, Anywhere on Earth (AoE), UTC -12 hrs.

For additional information please see the award nomination site: https://awards.acm.org/thacker/nominations

Here is the link to the online nomination form:https://campus2.acm.org/public/awards/nomination.cfm

If you have any questions on the above please contact Rosemary McGuinness, ACM Awards Committee Liaison: mcguinness@acm.org.

Thank you,

Vint Cerf and John R. White, ACM Awards Committee Co-Chairs