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ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

The SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of Software Engineering. The author of the winning dissertation will be invited to publish a dissertation summary in the SIGSOFT newsletter, Software Engineering Notes (SEN). The award will include an award plaque for the author, which will be presented at the Foundations of Software Engineering conference (FSE), and funding support for the recipient to travel to FSE to receive the award (including a registration to FSE). A public citation for the award dissertation will be placed on the SIGSOFT web site.

The award is for an outstanding dissertation (in software engineering) dated within one year preceding the nomination due date (i.e., dated between December 15, 2012 and December 14, 2013 for the upcoming cycle). A nominee must be a SIGSOFT member at the time of nomination.

Starting with awards given out in 2014, SIGSOFT has adopted the same nomination deadline for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award as for its other significant awards. This means that the next round of nominations for this award will be solicited by December 15, 2013, for which dissertations will be considered that were completed between December 15, 2012, and December 14, 2013.

To submit a nomination for the award, please use the awards nomination portal. Nominations are due no later than December 15 of each year.

The following individuals are the previous winners of the award:

2014: Nicholas Mangano
2013: Jeff Huang
2012: Mark Gabel