Algirdas Avizienis, distinguished professor emeritus of computer science in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received the 2018 Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing for his 1977 paper, “On the Implementation of N-Version Programming for Software Fault Tolerance During Execution.”

The Laprie award is given annually by the International Federation for Information Processing’s Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance. The federation is a global organisation for researchers and professionals working in the field of information and communication technologies to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. The Laprie award is dedicated to recognizing papers that have influenced the theory and/or practice of dependable computing.

This is Avizienis’s third Laprie award. His first award was for the 1967 paper, “Design of Fault-Tolerant Computers,” and the second was for the 2004 paper, “Basic Concepts and Taxonomy of Dependable and Secure Computing.”