Awards

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



Applications/Nominations for the 2022 AWARDS are not yet open.

Details will be made available shortly and will be published on individual award pages.

Please see individual award pages for details of the 2020 process


The 2021 Award recipients were recently announced at ACSW 2021:

We congratulate the following for their excellent achievements.


John Hughes Distinguished Service Award

Associate Professor Chris Johnson

for outstanding service to the ICT community over many years especially through his roles with the Computer Science Association (now CORE), ACDICT and ACS


Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution

Associate Professor Zhifeng Bao from RMIT University


CORE Teaching Award

Associate Professor Julia Prior from University of Technology Sydney


John Makepeace Bennett Award for the

Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation


Dr Oana Balmau from The University of Sydney

for "Redesigning Persistent Key-Value Stores for Future Workloads, Hardware and Performance Requirements"


John Makepeace Bennett Award for the

Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation - Commendation


Dr Liam O’Connor from University of New South Wales



The awards were presented at ACSW in February 2021

Please click for a list of Past Award recipients.