Algirdas Avizienis Selected as Winner of 2012 Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing
The Jean-Claude Laprie Award recognizes outstanding papers published at least ten years ago that have significantly influenced the theory and/or practice of dependable computing. Professor Algirdas Avizienis is one of three recipients of this 2012 award based on his 1967 paper, "Design of Fault-Tolerent Computers," which was published in Proceedings of American Federation of Information Processing Societies Fall Joint Computer Conference.
The citation for this award reads, in part: "This landmark paper was instrumental in defining fault-tolerant computing as a discipline. It laid out a preliminary description and methodology of the field defining fault and error types, the use of various forms of protective redundancy and recovery techniques to continue operation in the presence of faults."