Grady Booch Winner of 2012 Lovelace Medal
Grady Booch Winner of 2012 Lovelace Medal
Written by Sue Gee   
Monday, 11 June 2012

Grady Booch, whose work evolved into the currently standard Unified Modelling Language and the Unified Process, has been awarded the 2012 BCS Lovelace Medal.

The Lovelace Medal was established in 1998 and is presented annually by the BCS, the UK's Chartered Institute for IT.

This year it has been awarded to Grady Booch in recognition of his innovative work in software architecture, software engineering and collaborative environments.

 

 

Booch was Chief Scientist of Rational Software Corporation from its founding in 1981 until its acquisition by IBM in 2003. Now as Chief Scientist for IBM Research he is focusing on the theory and practice of software architecture for ultra-large systems as well as developing a transmedia documentary on computing.

He is perhaps best known for Unified Modeling Language, developed in conjunction with Ivar Jacobson and James Rumbaugh and based on the Booch method, which he presented in his book, Object Oriented Analysis and Design. An advocate of design patterns he contributed the foreword to the Gang of Four's seminal book.

Commenting on being presented with the award he said:

“I am thrilled to accept the Lovelace Medal from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The flowering of modern computing can be traced back to the time of Charles Babbage and Ada Augusta, Countess of Lovelace, for whom this award is named. It is a distinct privilege and responsibility to be counted among those men and women who have helped advance the technology of computing for the advancement of the human spirit.”

 

 

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