The National Science Foundation (NSF) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Alan T. Waterman award, the NSF’s highest honor.
This annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five-year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient’s choice.
A recent CCC blog post highlights recent winners from computer science and how a CCC visioning workshop expanded upon the work of one of the award recipients:
[Former Waterman award winner] Robert’s work was expanded upon in the first Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Computing Visions 2025 Workshop, Interacting with the Computers All Around Us. The workshop brought together researchers at the cutting edge of pervasive computing to look beyond the horizon at the technological innovations that could radically change how computers interface with people and the world around them.
With the recent advances in computing, it would be great to have another winner from computer science. Please visit this website for details about the Waterman Award’s history, the nomination procedure, and the selection criteria. Nominations are due October 23, 2015, so don’t delay!