Tag: Turing Award

Who Will Get the Turing Award in 2030?

TheTuring Awardis an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) “for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community.”  It is sometimes referred to as the “Nobel Prize” in Computing. Currently, the prize is 1 million dollars with funding provided by Google. The 2014 Turing Award – announced just three weeks ago on March 25, 2015 – was given to Michael Stonebraker , who earned the award for “fundamental contributions to database systems, which are one of the critical applications of computers today.” So I decided to take a look at what other Turing Awards were given for databases in the award’s 50 year history.