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ACM Turing Awards Per Capita


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 60 (double nationals are accounted for twice). Follow two other small nations: Norway and Denmark. The United States come 4th, with a hefty collection of 45 awards, but with a 13.5 index, close to the average 13, due to their much larger population. India and China have also been distinguished with one award each.

Turing Award for Computer Science

Per Capita

CountryAwards
1966-2017
Population 2018Per capita
(million)(awards/millionx100)
Canada236.95.42
China11,422.10.07
Denmark15.717.46
France166.01.52
India11,325.60.08
Israel58.360.49
Italy161.31.63
Netherlands117.05.90
Norway25.337.71
Switzerland18.511.79
United Kingdom764.910.78
United States45332.813.52
Venezuela132.63.07
Total69  
Median  5.90
Average  13.03

 

Source: ACM Awards: A. M. Turing Award.