I had the honor of working for and with Dick Jenks for many years in IBM Research. With other computer scientists, he led the development of computer algebra systems like Scratchpad and AXIOM.
I’m very pleased to be on the selection committee for this year’s ACM/SIGSAM Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Computer Algebra Software Engineering. Please visit the link and read the description below for more information.
2011 Call for Nominations for the
Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize
for Excellence in Computer Algebra Software Engineering
The 4th Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering for Computer Algebra will be awarded at ISSAC/SNC 2011 at the FCRC in San Jose on June 9, 2011. The Prize will consist of a plaque and a cash award of $1,000.
Nominations, including self nominations, for this Prize are hereby solicited. Each nomination should be accompanied by a carefully completed nomination form. Candidates (or their nominators) should arrange to have two to five confidential letters of recommendation submitted by persons who are familiar with the nominee’s software engineering achievements in computer algebra. The letters are an especially important part of the nomination packet.
Software engineering will be interpreted broadly, but it should be an important component in the work of any nominee. The nominee can be an individual or a team, when the latter is appropriate. Any questions about the suitability of a given body of work for the Prize should be directed to a Member of the 2011 Jenks Prize Committee listed below.
All nominations must be received by Friday April 15, 2011, 23:59pm EDT (+4 GMT)