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Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture

The Royal Society Milner Award

The award

The Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture, supported by Microsoft Research, is given annually for outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher or researcher who has had European residency for 12 months or more. 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).The winner will be awarded a medal and a gift of £5,000 at the Milner Award Prize Lecture.


The award 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.

Past winners

Professor Dr Eugene Wimberly Myers Jr. was awarded the 2019 Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture for his development of computational techniques that have brought genome sequencing into everyday use, underpinned key biological sequencing tools, and made large scale analysis of biological images practical.

Professor Marta Kwiatkowska was awarded the 2018 Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture in recognition of her contribution to the theoretical and practical development of stochastic and quantitative model checking. 

See full list of all past winners of the Royal Society Milner Award.

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