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UW CSE’s Sam Elliott wins Lockheed Martin Software Engineering Project Award

Sam ElliottUW CSE Ph.D. student Sam Elliott was recently recognized by ScotlandIS, the trade association representing Scotland’s digital technologies industry, with the Lockheed Martin Software Engineering Project Award. Sam accepted the award last week at an event in Edinburgh celebrating the 26th annual Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards, which recognize the best undergraduate software projects nominated by universities across Scotland.

Sam received the award for his bachelor’s dissertation project, A Concurrency System for Idris and Erlang, during his undergraduate studies in computer science at the University of St Andrews.

From the award announcement:

“[T]he project developed by Archibald ‘Sam’ Elliot takes an important step towards addressing the problem of writing large scale software. It combines Idris, a new programming language developed at the University of St Andrews, with Erlang, a programming language designed for building robust distributed systems, creating a system for running programs in a robust, industrial strength, concurrent environment.”

Sam has joined UW CSE’s Programming Languages & Software Engineering group, working with professors Zach Tatlock and Xi Wang.

Read the ScotlandIS announcement here, and a University of St Andrews blog post on Sam’s big win here. Read Sam’s dissertation here.

Congratulations, Sam!

September 23, 2015