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.
Professor Zoubin Ghahramani FRS will be awarded the Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture 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.