This month, Michael Brudno was awarded CACS' annual Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award for his "fundamental contributions to Computational Biology, an interdisciplinary field that aims to solve biological problems through the development of algorithms and other computational methodologies." The award citation also noted, "Dr. Brudno’s contributions clearly set him aside as one of the top young computer scientists, not just in Canada, but internationally. His is a stellar record of research productivity, student supervision, and scientific service."
The Young Canadian CS prize is awarded to faculty members in Canada who have had an outstanding impact in their field within 10 years of graduation from their Ph.D. program.
See more information about CACS, Mike Brudno, and the other two recipients of the 2011 award here. (Incidentally, one of the other winners, Joanna McGrenere, did her Ph.D. at DCS.)