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Milner Award and Lecture

The Royal Society Milner Award

Milner Award and Lecture 2022

Milner-Yvonne-RogersProfessor Yvonne Rogers

The Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture 2022 is awarded to Professor Yvonne Rogers for contributions to Human-Computer Interaction and the design of human-centred technology.

Professor Rogers will be awarded a medal and a gift of £5,000 at the associated prize lecture in 2022. 

Return to this year's Royal Society medal, award and prize winners.

The award

The Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture, supported by Microsoft Research, is the premier European award for outstanding achievement in computer science. It is awarded to candidates at the peak of their career who have made a substantial contribution to computer science in Europe, with the strategic aim of supporting European researchers and institutes. The recipient is a European researcher or researcher who has been resident in Europe for 12 months or more, and 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 (France) and Members of Leopoldina (Germany). The award is named in honour of Professor Robin Milner FRS (1934-2010), a pioneer in computer science. The medal is of bronze, is awarded annually and is accompanied by a gift of £5,000. 


The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations will open in November 2021. 

Past winners

Professor Zoubin Ghahramani FRS will be awarded the Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture in 2021 for his fundamental contributions to probabilistic machine learning.

Dr Cordelia Schmid was awarded the Royal Society Milner Award in 2020 and presented her lecture Automatic understanding of the visual world. 

Professor Dr Eugene Wimberly Myers Jr. was awarded the Royal Society Milner Award in 2019 and presented his lecture Towards the genomic footprints of life.

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

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