IEEE Frances E. Allen Medal

Presented to

An individual or to a team of recipients or multiple recipients up to three in number.


For innovative work in computing leading to lasting impact on other aspects of engineering, science, technology, or society.


The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: Impact on the profession and/or society, succession of significant technical or other contributions, leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s), previous honors, and other achievements as evidenced by publications or patents or other evidence, and quality of nomination.

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