Who receives the award?
Established in 1998, the Lovelace Medal is awarded for outstanding contribution to the understanding and advancement of computing.
Previous winners include worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Linux creator Linus Torvalds, and information retrieval pioneer Karen Spärck Jones.
2020/21 Lovelace Lecture
Probabilistic model checking for the data-rich world
Professor Marta Kwiatkowska FRS MAE, Professor of Computing Systems and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Oxford, will lead the 2020 Lovelace Lecture.
Date: Wednesday 5 May 2021
Venue: The Royal Society, London
The Lovelace Lecture is an opportunity to hear prominent figures from industry and academia speak about their work and their visions for the future.
About Ada Lovelace
Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of the poet, Lord Byron, and an accomplished mathematician, scientist and writer.
Today she’s chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
Ada was the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation and created the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she’s regarded by many as the first computer programmer.