Tuesday, June 05, 2007

AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prize Winners for 2007

I just saw that the Dahl-Nygaard Prizes for 2007 will be given to Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research Cambridge (Senior prize) for his overall contribution to both theory and practice for object-oriented languages, and to Jonathan Aldrich, Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh (Junior prize) for his recent contribution to expressing and verifying software architecture in object-oriented languages.

I am very pleased to see Luca Cardelli honoured in this way, and I trust that this won't be the last award he will receive for his outstanding research achievements. Luca is a one-man research team, and he is equally at ease in theoretical as well as in implementation work. The text accompanying the notification singles out his famous book "A Theory of Objects", published with Martin Abadi in 1996, the Ambient Calculus (developed with Andy Gordon) and his work in Computational Systems Biology.

Congratulations to Luca!

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