Past Award Recipients
CORE Prize Winners
John Hughes Distinguished Service Award (previously Distinguished Service Award)
Distinguished Service Award
CORE Teaching Award
2020: Andrew Luxton- Reilly, University of Auckland
2019: No Award
2018: Antonette Mendoza, The University of Melbourne
2017: Sven Venema, Griffith University
2016: Geraldine Torrisi-Steele, Griffith University
2014: Claude Szabo, University of Adelaide
2011: Warwick Irwin, University of Canterbury
2010: Paul Denny, The University of Auckland
2008: Judy Kay, The University of Sydney
2007: Harald Søndergaard, The University of Melbourne
Chris Wallace Research Excellence Award
2020: Yuval Yarom, University of Adelaide
2019: Wenjie Zhang, UNSW
2018: Lexing Xie, Australian National University
2017: Haris Aziz, Data61 and UNS
2016: Helen Huang, University of Queensland
2015: Rui Zhang, University of Melbourne
2014: James Curran, University of Sydney
2013: Sebastian Link, University of Auckland
2012: Dr Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide
2010: Dr Heng Tao Shen, The University of Queensland
2009: Andy Cockburn, The University of Canterbury
2008: Rajkumar Buyya, The Univeristy of Melbourne
2006: Dr Seok-Hee Hong, University of Sydney
2005: Dr David Hawking, CSIRO
2004: Dr Huaxiong Wang, Macquarie University
John Makepeace Bennett Award for Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation (with links to theses where available).
2020 - James Baumeister, Towards Consistent Measurement of Cognitive Load in Augmented Reality Research, Uni SA
2019 - Thomas Sewell, Translation Validation for Verified, Efficient and Timely Operating Systems, UNSW
2019 - Commended-
Neven A. M. ElSayed, Situated Analytics, University of South Australia
Siqi Liu, Automating the Reconstruction of Neuron Morphological Models: The Rivulet Algorithm Suite, University of Sydney
2018 - Junhao Gan, “High Performance Density-Based Clustering on Massive data." University of Queensland
2017- Sara Khalifa, "Energy-Efficient Human Activity Recognition for Self-powered Wearable Devices", UNSW
2017 - Commended -
2016 - Joey Scarr, "Understanding and Exploiting Spatial Memory in the Design of Efficient Command Selection Interfaces", University of Canterbury
2015 - Haris Javaid, Analyses and Optimizations for Pipelined MPSoCs, UNSW
2014 - Bernhard Blackham, "Towards verified microkernels for real-time mixed-criticality systems", UNSW
2013 - Richard Kennard "Derivation of a general purpose architecture for automatic user interface generation" University of Technology, Sydney
2012 - Silvia Richter "Landmark-based Heuristics and Search Control for Automated Planning, contributes to improvements in the efficiency of planning systems" Griffith University
Prior to 2012, this award was known as the Australasian Distinguished Dissertation Award.
2011- Daniel Frampton “Garbage Collection and the Case for High-level Low-level Programming” Australian National University
2011 - Commended
David Milne “Applying Wikipedia to Interactive Information Retrieval” University of Waikato
Joseph Troy Lizier “The local information dynamics of distributed computation in complex systems” University of Sydney 2010 - Michael Cahill "Serializable Isolation for Snapshot Databases", The University of Sydney
2009 - Michael Hill "Multi-Dimensional Numerical Integration Using Sequences of Embedded Lattices", La Trobe University
2008 - Bernard Pope "A declarative debugger for Haskell", The University of Melbourne, Supervisors Lee Nash and Harald Søndergaard
2008 - Michael Wybrow "Using semi-automatic layout to improve the usability of diagramming software". Monash University
2007- Ajmal Mian "Representations and Matching Techniques for 3D Free-Form Object and Face Recognition", The University of Western Australia
2007 - Nicholas Geard "Artificial Ontogenies: A Computational Model of the Control and Evolution of Development",The University of Queensland
2006- Kwong Yuen Lai "Caching Techniques for Mobile Computing in Wireless Environments", RMIT University. Supervisors, Zahir Tari and Peter Bertok
2005 - Caroline Linda Allinson "Legislative and Security Requirements of Audit Material for Evidentiary Purpose" Queensland University of Technology (supervised by Bill Caelli)
2005 - Shane Saunders "Improved Shortest Path Algorithms for Nearly Acyclic Graphs" University of Canterbury (supervised by Tadao Takaoka).
2004 - James Brusey, Learning Behaviours for Robot Soccer, RMIT. Supervisors Lin Padgham and Vic Ciesielski.
2003 - Carsten Freidrich, Animation in Relational Information Visualization, University of Sydney. Supervisor Peter Eades.
2002 - Einat Amitay, "What lays in the layout: Using anchor-paragraph arrangements to extract descriptions of web documents", Macquarie University. Supervisors Michael Johnson, Cecile Paris.
2002 - Tao Chen, Monash University, Supervisor Henry Wu.
2001 - Wenny J. Rahayu, "Object-relational Transformation Methodology", La Trobe University. Supervisors Elizabeth Chang, Tharam Dillon.
2000 - Michael Kolling, "The design of an object-oriented environment and language for teaching", University of Sydney, Supervisor John Rosenberg.
1999 - Alan Roberts "Routing on Trees Under the Matching Model" Supervisor Antonios Symvonis
1998 - Wendy Feng, "Algorithms for Drawing Clustered Graphs", University of Newcastle, Supervisor Peter Eades.
1997 - Mark Lauer, "Designing Statistical Language Learners: Experiments on Noun Compounds", Macquarie University, Supervisors Michael Johnson, Robert Dale.
1996 - Matthew Regan "Delayed Viewport Mapping and priority Rendering forVirtual Reality Display System", Monash University and
1996 - Roland Yap "The Design, Programming Methodology and Implementation of CLP(R)", Monash University
1995 - Mary-Anne Williams "Transmutations of Knowledge Systems" University of Sydney