|BCS Lovelace Medal|
|Awarded for||"Individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the understanding or advancement of Computing."|
|Presented by||British Computer Society|
The Lovelace Medal was established by the British Computer Society in 1998, and is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding or advancement of Computing. It is the top award in Computing in the UK.  
The award is named after Ada Lovelace, who was the daughter of Lord Byron and an English Mathematician, scientist, and writer. She worked with computer pioneer Charles Babbage on the proposed mechanical general-purpose computer - The Analytical Engine, in 1842 and is often described as the world's first female computer programmer. The computer language Ada, created on behalf of the United States Department of Defense, was named after Lovelace.
The medal is intended to be presented to individuals, without regard to their countries of domicile, who have made a contribution which is of major significance in the advancement of Computing. It is generally anticipated that there will be one medalist each year, but the regulation does not preclude either several medalists or no medalist.
- 2018 Gordon Plotkin
- 2017 Georg Gottlob
- 2016 Andrew Blake
- 2015 Ross Anderson
- 2014 Steve Furber
- 2013 Samson Abramsky
- 2012 Grady Booch
- 2011 Hermann Hauser
- 2010 John C. Reynolds
- 2009 Yorick Wilks
- 2008 Tony Storey
- 2007 Karen Spärck Jones
- 2006 Sir Tim Berners-Lee
- 2005 Nick McKeown
- 2004 John Warnock of Adobe Systems
- 2002 Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman, for grid computing
- 2001 Douglas C. Engelbart
- 2000 Linus Torvalds, for the Linux kernel
- 1998 Michael A. Jackson and Chris Burton
- "About the Lovelace Medal".
- "Professor Ross Anderson named as BCS Lovelace Medal Winner 2015".
- "Manchester's Steve Furber receives BCS Lovelace Medal, becomes Distinguished Fellow - Electronics Weekly".
- "Professor Andrew Blake named as BCS Lovelace Medal Winner 2016".
- "Lovelace Medal and Lecture".
- J. Fuegi and J. Francis, "Lovelace & Babbage and the creation of the 1843 'notes'." Annals of the History of Computing 25 #4 (Oct-Dec 2003): 16-26. Digital Object Identifier
- British Computer Society