The Computable Lifetime Achievement Award, which was awarded for the first time in 2022, is given to entrepreneurs, inventors and scientists.
Computable writes: “Paul Klint is originally a software engineer and was the first to introduce Unix in Europe in 1973. He is a research fellow at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and emeritus professor of software engineering at the University of Amsterdam. He has supervised approximately 150 master's students and delivered 42 PhD students, ten of whom are now professors”.
“Klint was also the founder and first chairman of the European Association for Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS), initiator of various international collaborations, and co-founder of five companies, including the Software Improvement Group (in which he is no longer involved). Klint is currently committed to two startups: Swat.engineering (development of domain-specific languages, analysis and transformation of software) and SolidSands (validation of C compilers). Since its establishment eight years ago, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Bureau ICT-toetsing (BIT, the ICT testing office), now renamed Adviescollege ICT-toetsing (AcICT, the ICT testing advisory board). He has also advised many companies and governments, both nationally and internationally. For all his good work, Klint was already decorated as an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2013”.
Last year, entrepreneur Ad Nederlof won Computable's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Source: Sander Hulsman for Computable (article in Dutch). Picture: Computable.