Computerworld Smithsonian Award

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The Computerworld Smithsonian Award is given out annually to individuals who have used technology to produce beneficial changes for society. Nominees are proposed by a group of 100 CEOs of information technology companies. The award has been given since 1989.[1][2][3][4]

Winners[edit]

1989[edit]

  • 1989 - Inaugural winners, all listed: Bell & Howell's Image Plus Search System; Orangeburg School District 5, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Passaic River Basin Early Flood Warning System, Sierra-Micro Inc.; FIX and FAST, Fidelity Investments; The Missing Children Project, University of Illinois; BI Home Escort System; University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator; Live Aid, Uplinger Enterprise; The Eyegaze Computer, LC Technologies; American Airlines SABRE Reservation Service; The Innovis DesignCenter.

1992[edit]

  • 1992 — A Search for New Heroes

1993[edit]

  • 1993 — Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center,[5] a joint project of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh together with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, established in 1986 by a grant from the National Science Foundation with support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to develop and make available state-of-the-art high-performance computing for scientific researchers nationwide.

1994[edit]

  • 1994 — LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY Parallel Ocean Program (POP)[6]

1995[edit]

  • 1995 — NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. Integrated Technology Plan[6]

1996[edit]

  • 1996 — Carnegie Mellon FastLab, a multi-university real time financial trading simulator, for visionary use of information technology in the field of education and academia.[7]

1997[edit]

  • 1997 — METROPOLITAN TORONTO POLICE, the "Metropolis" program, for technology innovations in policing, including the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, the automated 911 Emergency Response System, the Computer-Aided Scheduling of Courts system, the Repository of Integrated Computer Images (mugshot) system, the Criminals Information Processing System, the Computer Assisted Reconstruction Enhancement System, and many others[8]

1998[edit]

  • 1998 — UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY'S SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE (SETI) PROGRAM[6]
  • 1998 - William E. Kelvie, Fannie Mae, the first internet originated mortgage

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

Case Study Institutions[edit]

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

  • Biblioteca Nacional Centro
  • Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia
  • Programa Comunidade Solidaria-Unidade de Gerencia do Programa
  • Universidade de São Paulo

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Ecuador

Egypt

Finland

France

Germany

Guatemala

  • Secretaria de Planificacion y Programacion

Hong Kong

India

  • Cognizant Corporate Library
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology
  • University of Madras

Indonesia

  • Bandung Institute of Technology

Ireland

  • Trinity College Dublin

Italy

  • Centro Cefriel

Japan

  • Himeji Institute of Technology

Kenya

  • Kenyatta University

Malaysia

  • Universiti Teknologi MARA

Netherlands

  • National Research Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science
  • University of Amsterdam Computer Museum

New Zealand

  • University of Auckland

Nigeria

  • University of Lagos

Norway

  • Norwegian University of Technology and Science

Peru

  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia

Philippines

  • University of the Philippines Manila

Russia

  • Russian Academy of Science
  • St. Petersburg State Technical University

Singapore

  • Singapore Polytechnic University

South Africa

  • Castle of Good Hope

Sweden

  • Royal Institute of Technology

Switzerland

  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • ICARE Research Institute in Computing and Telematics
  • University of Zurich, Z-Link

Taiwan

  • National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Thailand

  • King Mongkut's University Technology Thonburi

Turkey

  • Middle East Technical University
United Kingdom
  • Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Museum of the History of Science
  • The British Library
  • The Royal Society
  • University College London
  • University of Cambridge, Whipple Collection
  • University of Oxford, Bodleian Library
  • University of Sussex

United States

  • Arizona State University
  • Brown University, John D. Rockefeller Library
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Museum
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Computer History Museum, California
  • DePauw University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University,
  • Technology and Entrepreneurship Center
  • Howard University
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Internet Public Library
  • Louisiana State University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michigan State University
  • Minnesota State University
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
  • Museum of Science, Boston
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New York Hall of Science
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • St. John's University
  • St. Mary's Episcopal School, Memphis
  • Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History
  • Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum
  • South Dakota State University
  • Stanford University
  • State of Florida Library
  • Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Jefferson Library
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Houston, College of Technology
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flager Business School
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of San Diego
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wyoming
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Washington State University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Yale University

Venezuela

  • Universidad Simon Bolivar

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Computer World Smithsonian Awards, 1989–2001, Smithsonian Institution.
  2. ^ staff, Computerworld (2001-04-10). "Computerworld Honors Program Recognizes Outstanding Heroic Achievements in Information Technology". Computerworld. Retrieved 2019-11-20.
  3. ^ Computerworld Honors Program. (June 2002). Computerworld Smithsonian Program 1988-2002 : a Search for New Heroes. Boston, MA: Computerworld, Inc. OCLC 51557697. Notes: June 2002 issue of the Laureate : Journal of the Computerworld Honors Program. -- Cover, p.[1].
  4. ^ https://sirismm.si.edu/EADpdfs/NMAH.AC.0425.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ "Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Wins Computerworld Smithsonian Award for Science". Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ a b c "ComputerWorld Honors Website". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ "Carnegie Mellon University, Bio of Professor John O'Brien". Archived from the original on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  8. ^ Metro Toronto Police Computerworld Smithsonian Case Study "2005 Computerworld Honors Program". Archived from the original on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  9. ^ "Virtual Operating Room (Virtual-OR)". Computerworld Honors. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  10. ^ Linda Rosencrance (June 8, 2000). "Technology innovators presented with Smithsonian awards". Computerworld. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09.
  11. ^ http://www.cwhonors.org/Search/his_4a_detail.asp?id=3807 Royal Bank of Canada Dominion Securities, Computerworld Smithsonian Case Study Archived 2013-07-25 at archive.today
  12. ^ "2005 Computerworld Honors Program". 2012-02-29. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2019-11-20.

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