Lifetime Achievement Award for Science to computer scientist Enn Tõugu
The government has confirmed Enn Tõugu to be the national science award laureate for his long-time fruitful research and development work.
A long-time computer scientist of the Tallinn University of Technology and a Member of the Estonian Academy of Scieces Enn Tõugu has laid the foundation of the computer science for many generations in Estonia. His contribution to the foundation and development of software development, cyber defence and the theory of algorithms has been invaluable both in Estonia and in the world.
In a way, the foundation laid by Enn Tõugu has supported also the success of the Estonian IT start-ups, as all software engineers and computer scientists that have received their education in Estonia some decades ago have enjoyed the influence of his activities.
The national science awards will be handed over on the 24th of February in Tallinn, in the Estonian Academy of Sciences.
Source: Ministry of Education and Research.