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Department of Computer Science and Technology

The National Academy of Engineering has announced that Bjarne Stroustrup will receive the 2018 Charles Start Draper Prize for Engineering.

The prize has been awarded 'for conceptualizing and developing the C++ programming language'.

The $500,000 annual award is given to engineers whose accomplishments have significantly benefited society.

Bjarne, a graduate of the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology, is an Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.