IBM has selected Professor Robert “Corky” Cartwright to receive a 2003 Eclipse Innovation Award that includes a $28,000 grant.
The grant supports the Java Programming Languages Team's efforts to "create an Eclipse plug-in that supports the same interactive interface our DrJava pedagogic programming environment. With this plug-in, students who have learned how to program using DrJava can easily learn to use a professional environment like Eclipse," Cartwright said.
Computer Science Chair Keith Cooper commented on Cartwright's award: "This is another example of the strength of Corky's research program - moving advances from the programming languages theory community into practical systems that implementors can use."
Cartwright was one of 49 recipients worldwide named to receive this highly competitive award this year. Through the Eclipse Innovation Grant competition, qualified faculty members and researchers submitted grant proposals that either use the Eclipse open source code base for teaching or research, or that promote the growth of Eclipse user communities.
April 15, 2003