Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown CS and collaborators have won the annual SIGPLAN Software Award for contributions to the development of the programming language Racket. This award recognizes the development of a software system that has had a significant impact on programming language research and on education, and will be shared with Barzilay, Felleisen (Northeastern University), Findler (Northwestern University), Flatt (University of Utah), McCarthy (University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Brown CS PhD alum), and Tobin-Hochstadt (Indiana University).
In continuous development since 1995, Racket is one of the world’s leading environments for language-oriented programming, elevating a “language” to its own status as a software building block. As a testament to Racket’s rapid and widespread adoption, two of the newest Brown CS faculty members (Professors George Konidaris and Seny Kamara) both used DrScheme, an earlier version of the environment, as undergrads.
Shriram continues to be recognized for his contributions to the field of computer science, with this award coming on the heels of his recent SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award.
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