Providence, RI: Shriram Krishnamurthi, an associate professor of computer science at Brown University in Rhode Island, has been awarded with the SIGPLAN 2012 Robin Milner Young Researcher Award. In honoring Krishnamurthi, SIGPLAN called him “a prolific researcher who brings programming language theory to bear in many other disciplines, thus exposing its foundational value.” He was cited for research contributions that range from type soundness proofs for Java to foundational aspects of Web programming to model-driven development and empirical studies.
SIGPLAN also stated: “Shriram is also an influential educator, reaching out beyond the university to infect school kids with algebraic thinking. In summary, Shriram is an extraordinarily broad researcher, making sustained contributions in important and exciting areas, with a commitment to education that is ensuring that his ideas have even broader impact.”
SIGPLAN is a Special Interest Group of the Association for Computing Machinery that focuses on Programming Languages. In particular, SIGPLAN explores the design, implementation, theory, and efficient use of programming languages and associated tools. Its members are programming language users, developers, implementers, theoreticians, researchers and educators.
Krishnamurthi is a computer scientist who builds software applications. Some of his applications have been highly influential, with users ranging from labs hunting gene loci to high schools introducing computer science to students.