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Frans Kaashoek to Receive ACM-Infosys Foundation Award

March 29th, 2011 / in awards / by Erwin Gianchandani

Frans Kaashoek, MIT CSAILFrans Kaashoek, a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (and a current member of the CCC Council), has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences.

Frans was chosen

for his landmark contributions to the structuring, robustness, scalability, and security of software systems, enabling efficient, mobile, and highly distributed applications and setting important research directions.

The ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences

recognizes personal contributions by young scientists and system developers to a contemporary innovation that, through its depth, fundamental impact and broad implications, exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline.  The award carries a prize of $150,000.  Financial support for the ACM – Infosys Foundation Award is provided by the Infosys Foundation endowment.

Read the complete ACM press release — including the full citation for the award — here.

Frans will receive the award at the ACM Awards Banquet, to be held during the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC ’11) at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, on Saturday, June 4, 2011.

Congratulations, Frans!

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

Frans Kaashoek to Receive ACM-Infosys Foundation Award

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