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Compiler Pioneers Aho, Ullman Win ACM’s Turing Award

Sometimes referred to as the “Nobel Prize of computing,” the A.M. Turing Award this year will go to Alfred Vaino Aho and Jeffrey David Ullman, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced today. Aho is the Lawrence Gussman Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Columbia University, and Ullman is the Stanford W. Ascherman Professor Emeritus of Computer […]

Pioneers in Deep Learning to Receive ACM Turing Award

Today ACM named Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun recipients of the 2018 ACM Turing Award for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing. “The ACM A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” carries a $1 million prize, with financial support provided by Google, Inc. It is named for Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing.”