Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Knuth Prize

Nancy Lynch from MIT has been awarded this (one and half) year's Knuth Prize for her work in reliability of distributed computing. I remember first hearing about her work when I studied distributed computing and Byzantine agreement problems back in IITK.

This has been a good (and well deserved) year for women in computing: first Frances Allen, and now Nancy Lynch.


  1. It would be a bit more Knuth-like if the prize were awarded every Pi/2 years, instead of plain old 1.5.

  2. Also Karen Sparck-Jones, who won both the BCS Lovelace Medal (first woman to win it) and the ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award this year. She just died a few days ago.


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