About ACM ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery http://www.acm.org, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.


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News Article | November 30, 2016
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ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 45 Distinguished Members for their individual contributions to the field of computing. Their achievements have advanced the science, engineering and education of computing, and highlight the growing role of computing in the major technological advances shaping society today. “The contributions of our Distinguished Members lead to breakthroughs that improve our lives, advance the frontiers of scientific discovery, and boost economic development,” explains ACM President Vicki L. Hanson. “Our global roster of 2016 Distinguished Members reminds us that excellence in our field knows no borders. For all our new Distinguished Members, we celebrate their dedication to computing, their creativity, and their exemplary professional accomplishments.” The 2016 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions around the world, including Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These trailblazers have made contributions in a wide range of technical areas including computer science education, data privacy, security, computer networking, machine learning, distributed systems, multimedia computing, human-computer interaction, programming languages, mobile and wireless networks, database management, information retrieval, computational biology, molecular computing, and software engineering, among others. The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field. For more information about selection criteria and the 2016 Distinguished Members, visit http://awards.acm.org/distinguished_member/ About ACM ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery http://www.acm.org, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking. About the ACM Recognition Program The ACM Fellows program, initiated in 1993, celebrates the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the computing field. These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners and end users of information technology throughout the world. The ACM Distinguished Member program, initiated in 2006, recognizes those members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field. The ACM Senior Member program, also initiated in 2006, includes members with at least 10 years of professional experience who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers through technical leadership, technical contributions and professional contributions. The new ACM Fellows, Distinguished Members, and Senior Members join a list of eminent colleagues to whom ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership in computing and information technology.


News Article | December 8, 2016
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ACM, the world’s leading computing society, has named 53 of its members as ACM Fellows for major contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cryptography, computer architecture, high performance computing and programming languages. The achievements of the 2016 ACM Fellows are accelerating the digital revolution, and affect almost every aspect of how we live and work today. “As nearly 100,000 computing professionals are members of our association, to be selected to join the top one percent is truly an honor,” explains ACM President Vicki L. Hanson. “Fellows are chosen by their peers and hail from leading universities, corporations and research labs throughout the world. Their inspiration, insights and dedication bring immeasurable benefits that improve lives and help drive the global economy. ” Underscoring ACM’s global reach, 2016 Fellows hail from organizations in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, India, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The 2016 Fellows have been cited for numerous contributions in areas including cloud computing, computer security, data science, Internet routing and security, large-scale distributed computing, mobile computing, spoken-language processing and theoretical computer science. ACM will formally recognize its 2016 Fellows at the annual Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco on June 24, 2017. Additional information about the 2016 ACM Fellows, the awards event, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners is available at http://awards.acm.org/. Noga Alon Tel Aviv University For contributions in the study of expander graphs, derandomization and streaming algorithms. Paul Barford University of Wisconsin For contributions to Internet measurement and analysis. Luca Benini Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and Universitá di Bologna For contributions to the design of low power multi-processor systems. Ricardo Bianchini Microsoft Research For contributions to power, energy and thermal management of servers and datacenters. Carla E. Brodley Northeastern University For applications of machine learning and for increasing participation of women in computer science. Justine Cassell Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute For contributions to human-computer interaction and advocacy for empowerment and voice through technology. Erik Demaine Massachusetts Institute of Technology For contributions to geometric computing, data structures and graph algorithms. Allison Druin University of Maryland For contributions to creating information and computing technologies with and for children. Fredo Durand Massachusetts Institute of Technology For contributions to computational photography and computer graphics rendering. Jason Flinn University of Michigan For contributions to mobile computing and reliable distributed systems. William Freeman Massachusetts Institute of Technology For contributions to low-level computer vision, machine learning and computer graphics. Yolanda Gil University of Southern California For leadership in advancing the use of artificial intelligence in support of science, and for service to the community. Robert L. Grossman University of Chicago and Open Data Group For contributions to data science, data intensive computing and data mining. Rajesh K. Gupta University of California, San Diego For contributions in design of embedded systems and hardware-software codesign. James Hendler Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute For contributions to artificial intelligence and the development of the semantic web. Tony Hey The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory For leadership in high performance computing and eScience. Daniel Jackson Massachusetts Institute of Technology For contributions to software modeling and the creation of the modeling language Alloy. Robert J.K. Jacob Tufts University For contributions to human-computer interaction, particularly new interaction modes and novel user interface software formalisms. Somesh Jha University of Wisconsin For contributions to verification, programming languages, and software engineering. Ravi Kannan Microsoft Research For contributions to the field of theoretical computer science. Martin Kersten Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica For the design and implementation of column-store and main-memory database systems. Marta Kwiatkowska University of Oxford For contributions to the theory and practice of probabilistic verification. James Landay Stanford University For contributions to human-computer interaction, with a focus on user interface design tools and ubiquitous computing. Todd C. Mowry Carnegie Mellon University For contributions to software prefetching and thread-level speculation. Sharon Oviatt Incaa Designs For contributions to the empirical and theoretical foundations of multimodal systems, and to human-centered computer interfaces. Venkata N. Padmanabhan Microsoft Research India For research contributions and professional leadership in networked and mobile computing systems. Shwetak Patel University of Washington For contributions to sustainability sensing, low-power wireless sensing and mobile health. David Peleg The Weizmann Institute of Science For contributions to distributed computing and graph algorithms. Radia Perlman Dell-EMC For contributions to the theory and practice of Internet routing and bridging protocols. Adrian Perrig ETH Zurich For contributions in protocols for network and system security. Louiqa Raschid University of Maryland For data management and integration in non-traditional domains including biomedicine, finance and humanitarian applications. Valerie E. Taylor Texas A&M University For leadership in broadening participation in computing. Holly Rushmeier Yale University For work on global illumination, material capture and display of high-dynamic-range images. Michael Saks Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey For contributions to computational complexity, theory of distributed computing, and design & analysis of algorithms Sachin S. Sapatnekar University of Minnesota For contributions to the enhancement of performance and reliability in integrated circuits. Manuela M. Veloso Carnegie Mellon University For contributions to the field of artificial intelligence, in particular in planning, learning, multi-agent systems, and robotics. Abigail Sellen Microsoft Research For contributions to human-computer interaction and the design of human-centered technology. About ACM ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery (http://www.acm.org) is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking. About the ACM Fellows Program The ACM Fellows Program, initiated in 1993, celebrates the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the computing field. These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners and end users of information technology throughout the world. The new ACM Fellows join a distinguished list of colleagues to whom ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership in computing and information technology.

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