Royal Society Milner Award
This award is made for outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.
Professor Robin Milner FRS
The Royal Society Milner Award, supported by Microsoft Research, is given annually for outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.
It replaces the Royal Society and Académie des sciences Microsoft Award and is named in honour of Professor Robin Milner FRS (1934-2010), a pioneer in computer science.
The winner of the award receives a medal and a personal prize of £5,000. The winner is invited to deliver a public lecture on their research at the Society.
The recipient should be an active researcher in any area of computer science, who has been resident in Europe for at least 12 months prior to their nomination. Please note that full-time employees of Microsoft Research are not eligible to receive this award, and self nominations cannot be accepted.
The next call for nominations for this award opens on 28 November 2014.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Milner Award Committee. The Committee is made up of Fellows of the Royal Society, Members of the Académie des sciences and Members of Leopoldina (Germany). Nominations are valid for five years after which the candidate cannot be re-nominated until a year after the nomination has expired.
Most recent medallist
Dr Serge Abiteboul was awarded the 2013 Milner Award in recognition of his world leading database research with significant scientific and industrial impact. He delivered his lecture, From data and information to knowledge: the Web of tomorrow, on 12 November 2013.