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NSF-funded ACM Turing awardees: Over 50 years of computing's greatest visionaries

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Turing Award, often referred to as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," is given for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. It is named for Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing. Since 1966, the ACM has been awarded annually to individuals who have contributed lasting and major technical accomplishments to computing.

More than half of the over 70 Turing Awardees have been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) at some point in their careers. These awardees, and their NSF-supported work, have greatly advanced science and society.

The full list of ACM Turing awardees appears below. An asterisk (*) indicates awardees who have received NSF funding.


2021 - Jack J. Dongarra*
2020 - Alfred V. Aho*
2020 - Jeffrey D. Ullman*
2019 - Edwin E. Catmull
2019 - Patrick M. Hanrahan*
2018 - Yoshua Bengio
2018 - Geoffrey E. Hinton*
2018 - Yann LeCun*
2017 - John L. Hennessy*
2017 - David A. Patterson*
2016 - Tim Berners-Lee*
2015 - Whitfield Diffie
2015 - Martin Hellman*
2014 - Michael Stonebraker*
2013 - Leslie Lamport*
2012 - Shafi Goldwasser*
2012 - Silvio Micali*
2011 - Judea Pearl*
2010 - Leslie Gabriel Valiant*
2009 - Charles P. Thacker
2008 - Barbara Liskov*
2007 - Edmund Melson Clarke*
2007 - E. Allen Emerson*
2007 - Joseph Sifakis
2006 - Frances Elizabeth Allen
2005 - Peter Naur
2004 - Vinton Gray Cerf*
2004 - Robert Elliot Kahn*
2003 - Alan Kay*
2002 - Leonard Max Adleman*
2002 - Ronald Linn Rivest*
2002 - Adi Shamir
2001 - Ole-Johan Dahl
2001 - Kristen Nygaard
2000 - Andrew Chi-Chih Yao*
1999 - Frederick Brooks*
1998 - James Nicholas Gray
1997 - Douglas Engelbart*
1996 - Amir Pnueli*
1995 - Manuel Blum*
1994 - Edward A. Feigenbaum*
1994 - Dabbala Rajagopal Reddy*
1993 - Juris Hartmanis*
1993 - Richard Edwin Stearns*
1992 - Butler W. Lampson
1991 - Arthur John Robin Gorell Milner
1990 - Fernando J. Corbato
1989 - William Morton Kahan
1988 - Ivan Sutherland*
1987 - John Cocke
1986 - John E. Hopcroft*
1986 - Robert Endre Tarjan*
1985 - Richard Manning Karp*
1984 - Niklaus E. Wirth
1983 - Dennis M. Ritchie
1983 - Kenneth Lane Thompson
1982 - Stephen Arthur Cook
1981 - Edgar F. Codd
1980 - C. Antony R. Hoare
1979 - Kenneth E. Iverson
1978 - Robert W. Floyd
1977 - John Backus*
1976 - Michael O. Rabin*
1976 - Dana Stewart Scott
1975 - Allen Newell*
1975 - Herbert Alexander Simon*
1974 - Donald Ervin Knuth*
1973 - Charles William Bachman
1972 - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
1971 - John McCarthy*
1970 - James Hardy Wilkinson
1969 - Marvin Minsky
1968 - Richard W. Hamming
1967 - Maurice V. Wilkes
1966 - Alan J. Perlis*


Please note data prior to 1976 may not be complete.


For more information about the ACM Turing Award and awardees, visit https://amturing.acm.org/.