Professor Steve Furber – BCS Distinguished FellowPublished: Thursday, 06 March 2014
Congratulations to Prof. Steve Furber, who has been announced as a BCS Distinguished Fellow.
At the 2014 IET/ BCS Turing Lecture hosted at The University of Manchester last week, it was announced that Prof. Furber has been awarded as a Distinguished Fellow by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
As a Distinguished Fellow, Prof. Furber joins some of the top names in the history of the industry including Bill Gates, Sir Tim Berners Lee, Vint Cerf and Manchester’s first Computer Science Head of School, Prof.Tom Kilburn (1974).
The BCS Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to members of the computing profession who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of computing over a substantial and sustained career. This prestigious award is only presented from time to time, with only 27 people having been selected for the title since its inception in 1971.
Prof. Furber has also been honoured as the recipient of the BCS Lovelace Medal 2014 for his significant contribution to the advancement of Information Systems. David Clarke MBE, the Institute’s Group Chief Executive Officer says of the awards:
'These awards recognise Steve Furber’s outstanding contribution to the IT profession and industry. He is responsible for some of the most innovative work in the field of computing.'
Upon receiving the awards, Prof. Furber said:
‘It is a great honour to receive these awards. I have been very fortunate to work with many outstanding colleagues both at Acorn and at Manchester, and to find myself in the right place at the right time to work on projects that turned out to have an impact. The first half-century of computing has been extraordinarily exciting, but watch out, because the next half-century promises even bigger changes and more rapid development!’