Chuck Thacker of Microsoft wins the 2009 A.M. Turing Award

Chuck Thacker, a technical fellow with Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, being “honored on March 9 as the 2009 winner of the Association for Computing Machinery’s highest accolade, the A.M. Turing Award, given for contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field. The award, which’s accompanied by a prize of $250,000, generally goes […]

Chuck Thacker, a technical fellow with Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, being “honored on March 9 as the 2009 winner of the Association for Computing Machinery’s highest accolade, the A.M. Turing Award, given for contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field. The award, which’s accompanied by a prize of $250,000, generally goes to computer scientists noted for conceptual or theoretical work. Thacker, 67, becomes just the second person to receive a Turing Award, widely regarded as the Nobel Prize of computing, for contributions in designing and building computer machinery, following Britain’s Maurice Wilkes, the 1967 recipient,” revealed.

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