areppim XY scatter chart showing the distribution of Turing awards for computer science by nation per capita. The best performing nation in computer science relative to its population is Israel, which collected 5 awards, achieving an index of 62 (double nationals are accounted for twice). Follow two other small nations: Norway and Denmark. The United States come 4th.

The best performing nation in computer science relative to its population is Israel, which collected 5 awards, achieving an index of 62 (double nationals are accounted for twice). Follow two other small nations: Norway and Denmark. The United States come 4th, with a hefty collection of 43 awards, but with a 13 average index, due to their much larger population. India and China have also been distinguished with one award each.

 

Turing Award for Computer Science
Per capita

Country

Number
1966-2016

Population 2016

Per capita

(million)(awards/millionx100)
Canada236.225.52
China11,408.920.07
Denmark15.6817.59
France165.321.53
India11,297.070.08
Israel58.0362.28
Italy161.211.63
Netherlands116.885.92
Norway25.2038.49
Switzerland18.3212.02
United Kingdom764.2010.9
United States43327.6913.12
Venezuela131.733.15
Total67  
Median  5.9
Average  13.3

 

Sources: ACM Awards and United Nations Statistics Division.

 

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