Linked by flowerbeater on Tue 4th Jan 2011 23:08 UTC
Top computer science conferences typically give an award to the best paper published that year. This page compiles the best paper awards for 16 conferences since 1996, in artificial intelligence, operating systems, databases, HCI, information retrieval, and theory. The institutions that currently hold the most best paper awards? Stanford, followed by the University of Washington, Microsoft Research, and CMU."