Applications/Nominations for the 2023 Awards are now open.

Please see individual award pages for details.

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

The CORE Teaching Award

The CORE award for the Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation (formerly named after John Makepeace Bennett)

The CORE award for outstanding Research Contribution (formerly named after Chris Wallace)

The CORE Distinguished Service Award (formerly named after John Hughes). Note: this prize will be awarded annually from 2021

Best Student Papers at ACSW

The CORE Academy is also established to honour and recognise individuals who have made significant and cumulative contributions to the development of the computing disciplines in Australasia.

The 2022 Award recipients were recently announced at ACSW 2022:

We congratulate the following for their excellent achievements.

John Hughes Distinguished Service Award

Steve MacDonell


Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution

Nengkun Yu


CORE Teaching Award

David Chen


John Makepeace Bennett Award for the

Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation

Natasha Fernandes


The awards were presented at ACSW in February 2022

Please click for a list of Past Award recipients.