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Awards given to Cornell CS faculty members and researchers

NSF Career Award

The Career program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the twenty-first century.

  • 1996: Claire Cardie
  • 1998: Bart Selman
  • 1999: J. Gregory Morrisett
  • 2001: Jon Kleinberg
  • 2002: Golan Yona
  • 2002: Johannes Gehrke
  • 2002: Andrew Myers
  • 2003: Jayavel Shanmugasundaram
  • 2003: Thorsten Joachims
  • 2003: Phoebe Sengers
  • 2004: Doug James
  • 2004: Steve Marschner
  • 2004: Rich Caruana
  • 2007: Kavita Bala
  • 2007: Uri Keich
  • 2007: Robert Kleinberg
  • 2008: Rafael Pass

Sloan Research Fellow

Designed to identify those who show the most outstanding promise of making fundamental contributions to new knowledge. Chosen by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

  • 1991: Eva Tardos
  • 1997: Jon Kleinberg
  • 1998: J. Gregory Morrisett
  • 1999: Bart Selman
  • 2002: Lillian Lee
  • 2002: Andrew Myers
  • 2003: Johannes Gehrke
  • 2006: Steve Marschner
  • 2006: Doug James
  • 2008: Robert Kleinberg

Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award

Recognizes individuals for "sustained and distinguished contributions of professorial faculty and senior lecturers to undergraduate advising."

  • 2002: Graeme Bailey

ACSU Faculty of the Year

The Cornell Association for Undergraduates recognizes one computer science teacher per year.

  • 1992: Daniel P. Huttenlocher
  • 1993: Bruce Land
  • 1994: Dexter Kozen
  • 1995: Ronitt Rubinfeld
  • 1996: David Gries
  • 1997: J. Gregory Morrisett
  • 1998: Hal Perkins
  • 1999: David Gries
  • 2000: Graeme Bailey
  • 2001: Eva Tardos
  • 2002: Jon Kleinberg
  • 2004: Graeme Bailey
  • 2005: Eva Tardos
  • 2006: John E. Hopcroft
  • 2007: Joseph Y. Halpern
  • 2008: Robert Kleinberg

Cornell's College of Engineering Teaching Awards

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1997: Claire Cardie
  • 1997: Tim Teitelbaum
  • 2000: Bart Selman
  • 2002: Lillian Lee

New York State Professor of the Year

This award is given by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Universities and Colleges can submit nominations in any discipline. Thus, this is not simply a computer science award.

  • 1994: Daniel P. Huttenlocher

AFIPS Education Award

American Federation of Information Processing Societies

  • 1986: David Gries

ACM-SIGCSE Award

Education Award from a Professional Society.

  • 1991: David Gries

ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award

Education Award from a Professional Society.

  • 1995: David Gries

Cornell Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow

In 1993, in order to recognize outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching, Cornell instituted this award. It is given annually to three Cornell Faculty (out of over 1,000), who carry the title throughout their stay at Cornell.

  • 1995: David Gries
  • 1997: Daniel P. Huttenlocher
  • 2007: Graeme Bailey

Cornell Outstanding Educator Award

Each year, Cornell picks 30-40 Merrill Scholars --the best (out of about 2,000) graduating seniors. turn, each Merrill Scholar chooses the Cornell faculty member (the Outstanding Educator) and high school teacher who most influenced their education.

  • 1989: Robert L. Constable
  • 1990: Juris Hartmanis
  • 1990: David Gries
  • 1991: Juris Hartmanis
  • 1994: Daniel P. Huttenlocher
  • 1995: Daniel P. Huttenlocher
  • 1996: Daniel P. Huttenlocher

Clark Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

These awards are given to one or two faculty (out of approximately 600) per year.

  • 1987: David Gries
  • 1989: Juris Hartmanis

Lilly Foundation Fellow

This award consists of funds to support the development of courses.

  • 1997: Claire Cardie

Stephen & Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award

These awards are given to one or two faculty (out of approximately 600) per year.

  • 1994: Daniel P. Huttenlocher
  • 1998: Keshav K. Pingali
  • 2001: Dexter Kozen

Robert Paul Advising Award

These awards are given to one or two faculty (out of approximately 600) per year.

  • 1998: Charles Van Loan

Dean's Prize for Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1987: Tim Teitelbaum

Cornell Society of Engineers Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Teaching

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1994: Daniel P. Huttenlocher

Amoco Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1989: Sam Toueg

Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1993: Eva Tardos

Sonny Yau '72 Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1995: David B. Shmoys
  • 1998: David B. Shmoys

Dean's Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Advising

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1997: Nick Trefethen

Abraham T.C. Wong '72 Excellence in Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1996: Ramin Zabih
  • 2002: Andrew Myers

Ralph Watts '72 Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1998: J. Gregory Morrisett
  • 2001: J. Gregory Morrisett

Fiona Ip Li '78 and Donald Li '75 Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1998: Keshav K. Pingali
  • 1999: Stephen A. Vavasis

Stephen and Marilyn Miles Excellence in Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1999: Lillian Lee
  • 2000: Kenneth P. Birman

IBM Faculty Development Award, College of Engineering

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 1985: Fred B. Schneider
  • 2000: Johannes Gehrke
  • 2005: Keshav K. Pingali

Michael Tien Excellence in Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 2001: Johannes Gehrke
  • 2007: Thorsten Joachims

Daniel M. Lazar Excellence in Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 2000: Fred B. Schneider

Kenneth A. Goldman '71 Excellence in Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering at Cornell.

  • 2000: Graeme Bailey
  • 2007: Jon Kleinberg

The Fulkerson Prize

This award is given jointly by the AMS and the Math Program Society. It is given annually, for a single paper published in the previous six years in discrete mathematics.

  • 1988: Eva Tardos

The Fox Prize

A highly prestigious award given to a person under 31 in the field of numerical analysis. The winner is chosen based on the quality of the work as well as a presentation of that work

  • 1993: Yuying Li

The Godel Prize

The ACM/EATCS Godel Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding paper (or collection of papers) in the area of theoretical computer science that appeared in a journal during the previous six years.

  • 1997: Joseph Y. Halpern

Fulbright Scholar

Envisioned by Senator J. William Fulbright, and signed into law in 1946, the Fulbright program promotes "mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world."

  • 2002: Joseph Y. Halpern

Guggenheim Fellow

These prestigious fellowships are given in all fields, and not only to academicians. Generally, they are for a year. Between 1 and 4 computer scientists have been receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship each year.

  • 1983: David Gries
  • 1991: Robert L. Constable
  • 1992: Dexter Kozen
  • 1997: Stephen A. Vavasis
  • 1999: Eva Tardos
  • 2002: Joseph Y. Halpern

Householder Prize

Given for the best Ph.D. thesis in numerical analysis.

    NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award

    Prestigious Research-Fund Awards to Young Faculty.

    • 1989: Keshav K. Pingali
    • 1990: Daniel P. Huttenlocher
    • 1990: Stephen A. Vavasis
    • 1991: Eva Tardos
    • 1994: Bruce Donald
    • 1994: David B. Shmoys
    • 1996: Nick Trefethen

    NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award

    Prestigious Research-Fund Awards to Young Faculty.

    • 1999: J. Gregory Morrisett
    • 2001: Jon Kleinberg
    • 2002: Bart Selman
    • 2003: Jayavel Shanmugasundaram

    ONR Young Investigator Award

    Prestigious Research-Fund Awards to Young Faculty.

    • 1999: Jon Kleinberg

    Burroughs-Wellcome Fellow from the Program in Mathematics and Molecular Biology

    Award given to support the continued expansion of the applications of mathematics, including statistics and computer science, to molecular biology.

    • 2000: Golan Yona

    David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellow in Science and Engineering

    The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering allow the nation's most promising young professors to pursue their science and engineering research.

    • 1995: Eva Tardos
    • 1999: Jon Kleinberg
    • 2007: Adam Siepel

    ACM Fellow

    Established by Council in 1993 to recognize and honor outstanding ACM members for their achievements in computer science and information technology and for their significant contributions to the mission of the ACM.

    • 1993: John E. Hopcroft
    • 1993: Juris Hartmanis
    • 1993: David Gries
    • 1994: Gerard Salton
    • 1994: Robert L. Constable
    • 1994: Fred B. Schneider
    • 1997: Eva Tardos
    • 1998: Kenneth P. Birman
    • 2001: David B. Shmoys
    • 2002: Joseph Y. Halpern
    • 2002: Bart Selman
    • 2003: Dexter Kozen
    • 2007: Daniel P. Huttenlocher

    IEEE Fellow

    Conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

    • 1987: John E. Hopcroft

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow

    An international learned society composed of the world's leading scientists, scholars, artists, business people, and public leaders.

    • 1987: John E. Hopcroft
    • 1992: Juris Hartmanis
    • 2001: Eva Tardos

    Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Fellow

    To recognize individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions---usually over at least a ten-year period---to the field of artificial intelligence.

    • 1993: Joseph Y. Halpern
    • 2001: Bart Selman

    American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

    To recognize research in the interaction of science, technology and government in the United States and around the world.

    • 1981: Juris Hartmanis
    • 1987: John E. Hopcroft
    • 1990: David Gries
    • 1995: Fred B. Schneider
    • 2002: Donald P. Greenberg
    • 2003: Bart Selman
    • 2005: Joseph Y. Halpern
    • 2006: Jon Kleinberg

    American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

    To recognize a demonstrable record of individual achievement in research, development, education, manufacturing, public service, technological leadership and/or clinical practice as they relate to medical and biological engineering.

    • 1992: Donald P. Greenberg

    National Academy of Sciences

    Award to recognize outstanding achievements in science.

    • 2001: Jon Kleinberg

    National Academy of Engineering Member

    To honor extraordinary contributions to engineering and society.

    • 1989: John E. Hopcroft
    • 1989: Juris Hartmanis
    • 1991: Donald P. Greenberg
    • 2007: Eva Tardos
    • 2008: Jon Kleinberg

    Allen Newell Medal for Research Excellence

    The Newell Medals were created in honor of the late Allen Newell, who helped to co-found the fields of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology with the late Herbert Simon.

    • 2001: J. Gregory Morrisett

    Senior Distinguished Scientist Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

    An award established by the Federal Republic of Gemany for the promotion of international research cooperation.

    • 1994: Juris Hartmanis

    Professor at Large

    • 1996: Fred B. Schneider

    IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award

    IEEE Computer Society

    • 1994: David Gries

    ACM Steven Coons Award

    The highest honor awarded in graphics

    • 1988: Donald P. Greenberg

    National Computer Graphics Association Academic Award

    • 1989: Donald P. Greenberg

    ASCA Creative Research Award in Architecture

    • 1997: Donald P. Greenberg

    Ralph S. Watts College of Engineering Teaching Award

    • 2005: Joseph Y. Halpern

    MacArthur Fellowship Award

    "The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction"

    • 2005: Jon Kleinberg

    James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award

    This award recognizes excellence In teaching in the College of Engineering

    • 2006: Kavita Bala

    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

    Technical Achievement Award

    • 2004: Steve Marschner

    James and Martha D. McCormick Advising Award

    This award recognizes outstanding advising in the College of Engineering at Cornell

    • 2003: Charles Van Loan

    Cornell Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship

    Given to recognize distinguished research by outstanding tenured faculty early in their career.

    • 2007: Lillian Lee

    Cornell Institute for Social Sciences ISS Faculty Fellow

    in-residence program is to nurture the careers of Cornell University's most promising assistant and associate faculty members in the social sciences.

    • 2008: Lillian Lee

    Best Student Paper Award, KDD 2005

    With Filip Radlinski

    • 2005: Thorsten Joachims

    Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity

    Recognizes faculty members for their commitment to diversity issues as well as their participation in the many activities and programs coordinated by Diversity Programs in Engineering

    • 2008: K-Y. Daisy Fan

    ISS Faculty Fellowship Award

    Awarded to Cornell University's most promising assistant and associate faculty members in the social sciences. The award promotes intellectual exchange and an appreciation for interdisciplinary scholarship

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