Mehran Sahami wins ACM Presidential Award for the CS2013 Curriculum Revision

April 24, 2014 at 9:22 am 3 comments

This is really well-deserved. Mehran worked amazingly hard to pull a wide range of stakeholders together for the CS2013 curriculum. The ACM Presidential Award is discretionary — they only give it out if someone really deserves it. Glad to see Mehran getting this recognition!

  • For outstanding leadership of, and commitment to, the three-year ACM/IEEE-CS effort to produce CS2013  a comprehensive revision of the curricular guidelines for undergraduate programs in computer science

Mehran Sahami of Stanford University, recipient of the ACM Presidential Award for leading the revision of an innovative computer science curriculum that reflects the application of computing tools in a wide variety of disciplines. Sahami led the effort by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society to develop guidelines for undergraduate degree programs that redefine essential computing topics and set the standards for computer science education worldwide for the next decade. The report includes examples of flexible courses and curricula models for a broad range of higher education institutions worldwide.


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  • 1. eightnoteight  |  April 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

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  • 2. alfredtwo  |  April 24, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I served on the CS2013 and I very am glad to see Mehran get this recognition for his leadership. His leadership was outstanding and was critical to the success of this effort. BTW He had a great co-chair in Steve Roach (representing IEEE as Mehran was from ACM) and I hope IEEE recognizes Steve’s work as well. The two men were an incredible leadership team in my opinion. And great people to boot!

  • 3. Mehran Sahami  |  April 25, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Thanks, Mark! Your kind words are much appreciated. But I do have to say that CS2013 was a serious team effort — the whole steering committee really deserves this recognition.


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