Bjarne Stroustrup receives Draper Prize, engineering’s top U.S. honor
A few months ago, Bjarne Stroustrup received one of the most distinguished engineering prizes in the world: the Faraday medal.
Last night, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) presented Stroustrup with the United States’ top engineering honor, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, for his work designing and implementing the C++ programming language.
From the announcement:
Stroustrup’s development of C++ has helped bridge the gap between a problem and its computing elements through the use of visualization for engineers and members of varying disciplines, such as biologists, medical doctors, mathematicians, economists and politicians. Stroustrup, a visiting professor in computer science at Columbia University, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004. (...)