Back to back wins for computing expert

23 February 2011

Professor David Abramson

Professor David Abramson has been awarded the 2011 Computing Research and Education (CORE) John Hughes Award for Distinguished Service in the field of Computer Science for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the Australian and New Zealand higher education sectors.

Professor Abramson was honoured to receive the award.

"It is very exciting and a great privilege to be recognised by my peers in this way," he said.

Professor Gopal Gupta, chairman of the CORE selection committee, praised Dr Abramson's contributions to the field of computer science.

"Professor Abramson's outstanding community service and academic excellence has guided the development of high performance computing in Australia", he said.

The latest achievement follows his naming late last year as the 2010 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow - one of only 41 awarded around the globe.

Professor Abramson, who is the Science Director of the Monash University e-Research Centre, was awarded the fellowship for contributions to software engineering tools and techniques for high performance and distributed supercomputers.

The ACM Fellows Program was initiated in 1993 and celebrates exceptional contributions of leading members in the computing field.