CORE currently offer the following awards in the area of Computer Science.

CORE Teaching Award
John Makepeace Bennett award for the Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation
The Chris Wallace award for outstanding Research Contribution
The John Hughes Distinguished Service Award
Best Student Papers at ACSW

Application/Nomination information and closing dates for the 2018 AWARDS are now available on the individual award pages. 

All applications/nominations must be sent to Alison Handley at CORE ( in the format requested on the individual award page and will be acknowledged by email.
Decisions of each committee will be available in early December with all applicants/nominees notified of outcomes.

The 2017 recipient of The Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research, Haris Aziz, presented at ACSW 2017.

Please click here for a copy of the talk.

The 2017 Award recipients have been announced:
We congratulate the following for their excellent achievements.

The 2017 John Hughes Distinguished Service Award (awarded bi-annually) is awarded jointly this year to two distinguished members of the Australasian Computer Science community: to Katrina Falkner from University of Adelaide for her outstanding leadership in Computer Science education, and to Justin Zobel for his many years as an outstanding leader of Computer Science locally, nationally and internationally, including a period of service as President of CORE.

Haris Aziz from Data61 and UNSW, is the recipient of the 2017 Chris Wallace Research award, for a substantial breakthrough in resource allocation, attracting widespread media interest;

Sven Venema from Griffith University, is the 2017 recipient of the CORE teaching award, for his innovative teaching practices engaging and involving students;

Sara Khalifa from University of New South Wales is the 2017 recipient of the John Makepeace Bennett award for the Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation, “Energy-Efficient Human Activity Recognition for Self-powered Wearable Devices”.

Zhe Hou from Australian National University receives a commendation for his dissertation, title "Labelled Sequent Calculi and Automated Reasoning for Assertions in Separation Log which was ranked very close to that of the winner.

The awards were presented at ACSW in Geelong, Feb 1st-3rd 2017.

Please click for a list of Past Award recipients and a link to their home pages.