The 2019 Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering Applied to Computer Algebra has been awarded to Michael Stillman for his work on the Macaulay and Macaulay2 computer algebra systems. From the prize citation: Macaulay and Macaulay2 have revolutionized the way research in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry is done. Over 2000 papers on arXiv refer to Macaulay2. Starting in 2006, there have been regular Macaulay2 meetings where mathematicians meet to develop Macaulay2 packages and advance their research agenda. This effort has spawned the creation of over 200 Macaulay2 packages and the Journal of Software for Algebra and Geometry. The most recent Macaulay2 workshop was held online because of COVID19 from June 1-5, 2020.
Michael Stillman is awarded the Jenks Prize