John Hopcroft wins the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, for his vision and impact on computer science as a prolific author of field-defining texts on theory and algorithms. (David Gries also received this award in a prior year.) The award is presented annually to an outstanding educator who is: appointed to a recognized educational baccalaureate institution; recognized for advancing new teaching methodologies, or effecting new curriculum development or expansion in Computer Science and Engineering; or making a significant contribution to the educational mission of the ACM. Those who have been teaching for ten years or less will be given special consideration.
The endowed award is supported by the Prentice-Hall Publishing Company.
ACM will present these and other awards at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 27, in San Diego, CA.