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archiveDistinguished Service Award

CRA makes an award, usually annually, to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. This award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research.

1989Peter J. Denning

1989 Peter J. Denning Awardee George Mason University

Through his pen, in over 25 articles over the past five years, he has done much to make the accomplishments of computer science understandable and accessible to researchers in other disciplines, leading ot a better acceptance of computer science in the community. At the same time, his efforts over the years to define an intellectual core of computing have led to a better understanding from within and have produced a curriculum designed around basic principles and domains of competence in the core.

Throughout his career, Dr. Denning has exemplified the kind of service that has helped computing research grow to a healthy maturity.

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