The Dahl-Nygaard Prize is awarded annually to recognize research contributions to object-oriented programming. Each year two prizes are awarded: to a senior researcher with outstanding career contributions, and to a younger researcher who has demonstrated great potential. The senior prize is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the area of Software Engineering.
The recipient of the 2011 senior Dahl-Nygaard Prize is Craig Chambers, for work done as a UW CSE faculty member from 1991-2007. (At that time, Craig moved to Google Seattle; he is now an Adjunct Professor in CSE.)
Craig is CSE’s first recipient of the senior Dahl-Nygaard Prize. The 2007 junior prize was awarded to UW CSE Ph.D. alum Jonathan Aldrich, a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University. The 2005 junior prize was awarded to UW CSE Ph.D. alum Gail Murphy, a faculty member at the University of British Columbia.