Fellow Awards

Honoring the Past. Inspiring the Future.

The CHM Fellow Awards Program honors distinguished technology pioneers—unsung heroes and legends—for their outstanding merits and significant contributions to the advancement of computing and the evolution of the digital age. This prestigious program is supported with collecting, education, research, and media efforts that reflect the seminal work of each Fellow and preserves their stories for future generations. Fellows are selected annually through a public nomination process and honored at an exclusive gala ceremony.

2021 Fellow Awards 

CHM proudly presents its 2021 Fellow Award honorees:

Raymond Ozzie: For a lifetime of work in collaborative software and software entrepreneurship

Raj Reddy: For his groundbreaking work in artificial intelligence, robotics, and computer science education

Andries van Dam: For a lifetime of contributions to computer graphics, hypertext, and education

Lillian F. Schwartz: For her pioneering work at the intersection of art and computing


Learn more about this year’s honorees and the 2021 Fellow Awards.

Fellow Nominations

The deadline for 2022 Fellow Honoree nomination submissions was extended to September 15, 2021.

Fellow nominations are open to the public and reflect a diverse range of viewpoints and areas of computing. Final selection is made by a panel of historians, researchers, industry leaders, CHM staff, and past Fellow Award honorees.

Selection Criteria and Process

This public nomination process helps CHM to identify qualified candidates who best fit the selection criteria. By drawing on the cumulative industry knowledge of our community, the written nomination process helps to document and enrich our understanding of candidates’ contributions.

Review our selection criteria and process.



Event sponsors enjoy an elite and powerful opportunity to take their place among other industry leaders, to communicate with a renowned and influential audience, and to show their support of the honorees at CHM, the premier institution that preserves and interprets the pivotal objects and stories of the computing revolution.

Contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for our Fellow Awards Program.

Fellow Awards: A CHM Tradition


FacebookTwitterCopy Link