Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon and Alan Perlis are considered the founders of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. We honor their legacies in the education and research we conduct at the School of Computer Science. We honor their legacies in the education and research we conduct at the School of Computer Science.
Since 2012, Founders Day is a special day to honor those faculty and staff members who through their work best exemplify the ideals made so important to us by Newell, Simon and Perlis. At SCS Founders Day, we present
the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence
the Herbert A. Simon Award for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science
the Alan J. Perlis Award for Imagination in Computer Science
Joel and Ruth Spira Teaching Award
and staff recognition awards.
We also celebrate and pay tribute to faculty and staff who have been recognized for their work and contributions beyond SCS. Please join us for this special day.