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Milner Award and Lecture

The Royal Society Milner Award

Milner Award winner 2019

Milner Award 2018 Winner  - Gene MyersProfessor Dr Eugene Wimberly Myers Jr. Credit: MPI-CBG  

The Milner Award 2019 is awarded to Professor Dr Eugene Wimberly Myers Jr. 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 Dr Eugene Wimberly Myers Jr. will be awarded a medal and a gift of £5,000 at the Milner Award Prize Lecture in 2019. 

The award

The Royal Society Milner Award, 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 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.


The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations will open in November 2018. 

Past winners

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

Professor Andrew Zisserman FRS was awarded the 2017 Milner Award in recognition of his exceptional achievements in computer programming which includes work on computational theory and commercial systems for geometrical images. 

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

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