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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SIGACT Awards

ACM announced the following awards recently. Note that some of the awards are named after theorists and some awards went to theorists.

Any comments on their work are welcome.

See here for the formal list and more information. I also list them here:
  1. Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics: Gregory Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology
  2. Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award: Mihir Bellare, University of California, San Diego, Phillip Rogaway, University of California, Davis
  3. Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award: Matthias Felleisen, Northeastern University
  4. Grace Murray Hopper Award: Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University
  5. ACM AAAI Allen Newell Award: Michael I. Jordan, University of California, Berkeley
  6. Software System Award: Mendel Rosenblum, Stanford University, Edouard Bugnion, Scott Devine, Edward Wang, Jeremy Sugerman. They founded the company VMware.

7 comments:

  1. i wonder if the winners find out by reading the press release just like the rest of us or if they have to keep it a secret for a long time

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  2. dude, you aint making any sense .... look at ur sentence.

    "I wonder if the winners find out

    1) by reading the press release [that's ok]
    OR

    2) if they have have to keep it a secret ....

    ? WHAT ON EARTH DOES THE "OR" construct do to "finding out". Maybe you should revisit english 101 ?

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  3. Offtopic: technical problem!

    Bill, Lance, there is a technical problem with your blog: this year posts became inaccessible (the last month that "archives" contain is December 2009).

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  4. Anonymous 2: I've no idea why I'm replying to a grammar troll, especially one who uses "aint" and "ur" in a post criticising someone else's English, but that comment makes perfect sense. It just needs a little punctuation. Below I've bracketed the two clauses joined by the "or".

    "I wonder if [the winners find out by reading the press release just like the rest of us], or if [they have to keep it a secret for a long time]."

    (I'm not the first Anonymous, by the way)

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  5. maybe anon #2 was in for an April's fool joke. But re-reading his comment and your reply, I don't quite understand the OR construct myself.

    Why and how is "have to keep it a secret" related to "finding out ..."

    Something like this would make sense:
    Version 1:

    "I wonder if [the winners find out by reading the press release just like the rest of us], or if [they through your blog post]."

    Version 2:
    "I wonder if [the winners find out by reading the press release just like the rest of us], or if [they are being told through their students]."

    etc ...

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  6. It looks like anon 2 is Gasarch trying to get even with previous comments to his post.

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  7. Fixed the archive problem that Edward pointed out. I update the archive page manually each year because I am too lazy to write the javascript for it.

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