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Published on Jul 27, 2012
The IEEE Computer Society presented its 2012 Taylor L. Booth Education Award to Eric Roberts for contributions to computing education as demonstrated by teaching excellence, education publications, curricula development, and student mentoring. The Taylor L. Booth Education Award honors outstanding records in computer science and engineering education. Dr. Roberts accepted his award at the Computer Society's 13 June 2012 awards ceremony in Seattle, Washington.
Eric Roberts is a Computer Science Professor and Bass University Fellow at Stanford University. Professor Roberts has been active in professional organizations dedicated to computer science education. Professor Roberts has written five computer science textbooks that are used at many colleges and universities throughout the world. He served as co-chair and principal editor for the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Task Force on Computing Curricula 2001. His current research focuses on computer science education, particularly for underserved communities, and he also has been active in several organizations seeking to promote socially responsible use of science and technology.