2018 ACM Fellows Honored for Pivotal Achievements that Underpin the Digital Age

December 5, 2018

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2018 — ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 56 members ACM Fellows for significant contributions in areas including computer architecture, mobile networks, robotics, and systems security. The accomplishments of the 2018 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives. ACM Fellows are composed of an elite group that represents less than 1% of the Association’s global membership.

“In society, when we identify our tech leaders, we often think of men and women in industry who have made technologies pervasive while building major corporations,” said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “At the same time, the dedication, collaborative spirit and creativity of the computing professionals who initially conceived and developed these technologies goes unsung.  The ACM Fellows program publicly recognizes the people who made key contributions to the technologies we enjoy. Even when their work did not directly result in a specific technology, they have made major theoretical contributions that have advanced the science of computing. We are honored to add a new class of Fellows to ACM’s ranks and we look forward to the guidance and counsel they will provide to our organization.” Underscoring ACM’s global reach, the 2018 Fellows hail from universities, companies and research centers in Finland, Greece, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.

The 2018 Fellows have been cited for numerous contributions in areas including accessibility, augmented reality, algorithmic game theory, data mining, storage, software and the World Wide Web.

ACM will formally recognize its 2018 Fellows at the annual Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco on June 15, 2019. Additional information about the 2018 ACM Fellows, as well as previous ACM Fellows , is available through the ACM Fellows site.

2018 ACM Fellows

Gul Agha

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For research in concurrent programming and formal methods, specifically the Actor Model

 

Krste Asanovic

University of California, Berkeley

For contributions to computer architecture, including the open RISC-V instruction set and Agile hardware

 

N Asokan

Aalto University

For contributions to systems security and privacy, especially of mobile systems

 

Paul Barham

Google Brain

For contributions to the design of operating systems and scalable distributed information processing systems

 

Peter L. Bartlett

University of California, Berkeley

For contributions to the theory of machine learning

 

David Basin

ETH Zurich

For contributions to Information Security and Formal Methods

 

Elizabeth M. Belding

University of California, Santa Barbara

For contributions to communication in mobile networks and their deployment in developing regions

 

Rastislav Bodik

University of Washington

For contributions to program synthesis

 


Katy Borner

Indiana University

For contributions to methods and tools that enable users to render data into actionable insights

 

Amy S. Bruckman

Georgia Institute of Technology

For contributions to collaborative computing and foundational work in Internet research ethics

 

Jan Camenisch

IBM Research/DFINITY Labs Zurich

For contributions to privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols and leadership in their practical realization

 

Adnan Darwiche

University of California, Los Angeles

For contributions to the foundations and technology of automated reasoning

 

Andre M. Dehon

University of Pennsylvania

For contributions to architecture exploration and  design automation of spatially programmable computing fabrics

 

Premkumar T. Devanbu

University of California, Davis

For contributions to using software data and meta-data to improve software tools and processes

 

Tamal Dey

Ohio State University

For contributions to computational geometry and computational topology

 

Sandhya Dwarkadas

University of Rochester

For contributions to shared memory and reconfigurability

 

Steven Feiner

Columbia University

For contributions to human-computer interaction, virtual and augmented reality, and 3D user interfaces

 

Tim Finin

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

For contributions to theory and practice of knowledge sharing in distributed systems and the World Wide Web

 

Thomas Funkhouser

Princeton University

For research contributions in computer graphics

 

Minos Garofalakis

Athena Research Center and Technical University of Crete

For contributions to data processing and analytics, particularly data streaming, approximation and uncertainty

 

Mario Gerla

University of California, Los Angeles

For contributions to design and analysis of mobile wireless protocols for vehicular safety and traffic applications

 

Juan E. Gilbert

University of Florida

For contributions to broadening participation in computing and to accessible voting technologies

 

Mohammad T. Hajiaghayi

University of Maryland, College Park

For contributions to the fields of algorithmic graph theory and algorithmic game theory

 

 

Dan Halperin

Tel Aviv University

For contributions to robust geometric computing and applications to robotics and automation

 

Johan Håstad

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

For contributions in circuit complexity, approximability and inapproximability, and foundations of pseudorandomness

 

Tian He

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

For contributions to wireless networks, sensing systems, and Internet of things (IoT).

 

Wendi Beth Heinzelman

University of Rochester

For contributions to wireless communication and sensing systems

 

Aaron Hertzmann

Adobe Research

For contributions to computer graphics, non-photo realistic rendering, computer animation and machine learning

 

Jessica K. Hodgins

Carnegie Mellon University

For contributions to character animation, human simulation, and humanoid robotics

 

John Hughes

Chalmers University

For contributions to software testing and functional programming

 

Charles Lee Isbell

Georgia Institute of Technology

For contributions to interactive machine learning; and for contributions to increasing access and diversity in computing

 

Kimberly Keeton

Hewlett Packard Laboratories

For contributions to improving the dependability, manageability, and usability of storage and novel memory

Sanjeev Khanna

University of Pennsylvania

For contributions to intractability and approximation of algorithms

 

Lillian Lee

Cornell University

For contributions to natural language processing, sentiment analysis, and computational social science

 


Tom Leighton

Akamai Technologies

For his leadership in the establishment of content delivery networks, and his contributions to algorithm design 


Fei-Fei Li

Stanford University

For contributions in building large knowledge bases for machine learning and visual understanding

 

Michael Littman

Brown University

For contributions to the design and analysis of sequential decision making algorithms in artificial intelligence

 

Huan Liu

Arizona State University

For contributions in feature selection for data mining and knowledge discovery and in social computing

 

Jiebo Luo

University of Rochester
For contributions to multimedia content analysis and social multimedia informatics

 

Bruce M. Maggs

Duke University

For contributions to the development of content distribution networks and the theory of computer networks

 

Bangalore S. Manjunath

University of California, Santa Barbara 
For contributions to image search and retrieval with applications in digital libraries, marine sciences, and biology

Vishal Misra

Columbia University and Google

For contributions to network traffic modeling, congestion control and Internet economics 

 

Frank Mueller

North Carolina State University

For contributions to the predictability of real-time systems, resilience in high-performance computing and multi-threading techniques

 

David Parkes

Harvard University

For contributions to computational markets, including novel mechanism design and incentive engineering methods

 

Gurudatta Parulkar

Open Networking Foundation (ONF)

For contributions to improving Internet architecture and open source software

 

Toniann Pitassi

University of Toronto

For contributions to research and education in the fields of computational and proof complexity

 

Lili Qiu

University of Texas at Austin

For contributions to the design and analysis of wireless network protocols and mobile systems

 

Matthew Roughan

University of Adelaide

For contributions to Internet measurement and analysis, with applications to network engineering

 

Amit Sahai

University of California, Los Angeles

For contributions to cryptography and to the development of indistinguishability obfuscation

 

 

Alex Snoeren

University of California, San Diego

For innovative approaches to measuring, managing and detecting network traffic

Gerald Tesauro

IBM Research, Yorktown

For contributions to methods, tools, and systems for security and privacy of data and applications

 

Bhavani Thuraisingham

University of Texas at Dallas

For contributions to methods, tools, and systems for security and privacy of data and applications

 

Salil Vadhan

Harvard University

For advancing computational complexity and cryptography, and for promoting public support for theoretical computer science

Ellen M. Voorhees

National Institute of Standards and Technology

For contributions in evaluation of information retrieval, question answering, and other language technologies

 

Avi Wigderson

Institute for Advanced Study

For contributions to theoretical computer science and mathematics

 

Alec Wolman

Microsoft Research

For contributions to trusted mobile systems and services

 

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery 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.


Source: ACM

Subscribe to HPCwire's Weekly Update!

Be the most informed person in the room! Stay ahead of the tech trends with industy updates delivered to you every week!

Why HPC Storage Matters More Now Than Ever: Analyst Q&A

September 17, 2021

With soaring data volumes and insatiable computing driving nearly every facet of economic, social and scientific progress, data storage is seizing the spotlight. Hyperion Research analyst and noted storage expert Mark No Read more…

GigaIO Gets $14.7M in Series B Funding to Expand Its Composable Fabric Technology to Customers

September 16, 2021

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, GigaIO introduced its Universal Composable Fabric technology, which allows enterprises to bring together any HPC and AI resources and integrate them with networking, Read more…

What’s New in HPC Research: Solar Power, ExaWorks, Optane & More

September 16, 2021

In this regular feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing, the details are here. Read more…

Cerebras Brings Its Wafer-Scale Engine AI System to the Cloud

September 16, 2021

Five months ago, when Cerebras Systems debuted its second-generation wafer-scale silicon system (CS-2), co-founder and CEO Andrew Feldman hinted of the company’s coming cloud plans, and now those plans have come to fruition. Today, Cerebras and Cirrascale Cloud Services are launching... Read more…

AI Hardware Summit: Panel on Memory Looks Forward

September 15, 2021

What will system memory look like in five years? Good question. While Monday's panel, Designing AI Super-Chips at the Speed of Memory, at the AI Hardware Summit, tackled several topics, the panelists also took a brief glimpse into the future. Unlike compute, storage and networking, which... Read more…

AWS Solution Channel

Supporting Climate Model Simulations to Accelerate Climate Science

The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI), AWS is donating cloud resources, technical support, and access to scalable infrastructure and fast networking providing high performance computing (HPC) solutions to support simulations of near-term climate using the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Earth System Model Version 2 (CESM2) and its Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM). Read more…

ECMWF Opens Bologna Datacenter in Preparation for Atos Supercomputer

September 14, 2021

In January 2020, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) – a juggernaut in the weather forecasting scene – signed a four-year, $89-million contract with European tech firm Atos to quintuple its supercomputing capacity. With the deal approaching the two-year mark, ECMWF... Read more…

GigaIO Gets $14.7M in Series B Funding to Expand Its Composable Fabric Technology to Customers

September 16, 2021

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, GigaIO introduced its Universal Composable Fabric technology, which allows enterprises to bring together Read more…

Cerebras Brings Its Wafer-Scale Engine AI System to the Cloud

September 16, 2021

Five months ago, when Cerebras Systems debuted its second-generation wafer-scale silicon system (CS-2), co-founder and CEO Andrew Feldman hinted of the company’s coming cloud plans, and now those plans have come to fruition. Today, Cerebras and Cirrascale Cloud Services are launching... Read more…

AI Hardware Summit: Panel on Memory Looks Forward

September 15, 2021

What will system memory look like in five years? Good question. While Monday's panel, Designing AI Super-Chips at the Speed of Memory, at the AI Hardware Summit, tackled several topics, the panelists also took a brief glimpse into the future. Unlike compute, storage and networking, which... Read more…

ECMWF Opens Bologna Datacenter in Preparation for Atos Supercomputer

September 14, 2021

In January 2020, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) – a juggernaut in the weather forecasting scene – signed a four-year, $89-million contract with European tech firm Atos to quintuple its supercomputing capacity. With the deal approaching the two-year mark, ECMWF... Read more…

Quantum Computer Market Headed to $830M in 2024

September 13, 2021

What is one to make of the quantum computing market? Energized (lots of funding) but still chaotic and advancing in unpredictable ways (e.g. competing qubit tec Read more…

Amazon, NCAR, SilverLining Team for Unprecedented Cloud Climate Simulations

September 10, 2021

Earth’s climate is, to put it mildly, not in a good place. In the wake of a damning report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scientis Read more…

After Roadblocks and Renewals, EuroHPC Targets a Bigger, Quantum Future

September 9, 2021

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) was formalized in 2018, beginning a new era of European supercomputing that began to bear fruit this year with the launch of several of the first EuroHPC systems. The undertaking, however, has not been without its speed bumps, and the Union faces an uphill... Read more…

How Argonne Is Preparing for Exascale in 2022

September 8, 2021

Additional details came to light on Argonne National Laboratory’s preparation for the 2022 Aurora exascale-class supercomputer, during the HPC User Forum, held virtually this week on account of pandemic. Exascale Computing Project director Doug Kothe reviewed some of the 'early exascale hardware' at Argonne, Oak Ridge and NERSC (Perlmutter), while Ti Leggett, Deputy Project Director & Deputy Director... Read more…

Ahead of ‘Dojo,’ Tesla Reveals Its Massive Precursor Supercomputer

June 22, 2021

In spring 2019, Tesla made cryptic reference to a project called Dojo, a “super-powerful training computer” for video data processing. Then, in summer 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted: “Tesla is developing a [neural network] training computer called Dojo to process truly vast amounts of video data. It’s a beast! … A truly useful exaflop at de facto FP32.” Read more…

Berkeley Lab Debuts Perlmutter, World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer

May 27, 2021

A ribbon-cutting ceremony held virtually at Berkeley Lab's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) today marked the official launch of Perlmutter – aka NERSC-9 – the GPU-accelerated supercomputer built by HPE in partnership with Nvidia and AMD. Read more…

Esperanto, Silicon in Hand, Champions the Efficiency of Its 1,092-Core RISC-V Chip

August 27, 2021

Esperanto Technologies made waves last December when it announced ET-SoC-1, a new RISC-V-based chip aimed at machine learning that packed nearly 1,100 cores onto a package small enough to fit six times over on a single PCIe card. Now, Esperanto is back, silicon in-hand and taking aim... Read more…

Enter Dojo: Tesla Reveals Design for Modular Supercomputer & D1 Chip

August 20, 2021

Two months ago, Tesla revealed a massive GPU cluster that it said was “roughly the number five supercomputer in the world,” and which was just a precursor to Tesla’s real supercomputing moonshot: the long-rumored, little-detailed Dojo system. “We’ve been scaling our neural network training compute dramatically over the last few years,” said Milan Kovac, Tesla’s director of autopilot engineering. Read more…

CentOS Replacement Rocky Linux Is Now in GA and Under Independent Control

June 21, 2021

The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) is announcing the general availability of Rocky Linux, release 8.4, designed as a drop-in replacement for the soon-to-be discontinued CentOS. The GA release is launching six-and-a-half months after Red Hat deprecated its support for the widely popular, free CentOS server operating system. The Rocky Linux development effort... Read more…

Intel Completes LLVM Adoption; Will End Updates to Classic C/C++ Compilers in Future

August 10, 2021

Intel reported in a blog this week that its adoption of the open source LLVM architecture for Intel’s C/C++ compiler is complete. The transition is part of In Read more…

Google Launches TPU v4 AI Chips

May 20, 2021

Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke for only one minute and 42 seconds about the company’s latest TPU v4 Tensor Processing Units during his keynote at the Google I Read more…

AMD-Xilinx Deal Gains UK, EU Approvals — China’s Decision Still Pending

July 1, 2021

AMD’s planned acquisition of FPGA maker Xilinx is now in the hands of Chinese regulators after needed antitrust approvals for the $35 billion deal were receiv Read more…

Leading Solution Providers

Contributors

Hot Chips: Here Come the DPUs and IPUs from Arm, Nvidia and Intel

August 25, 2021

The emergence of data processing units (DPU) and infrastructure processing units (IPU) as potentially important pieces in cloud and datacenter architectures was Read more…

10nm, 7nm, 5nm…. Should the Chip Nanometer Metric Be Replaced?

June 1, 2020

The biggest cool factor in server chips is the nanometer. AMD beating Intel to a CPU built on a 7nm process node* – with 5nm and 3nm on the way – has been i Read more…

Julia Update: Adoption Keeps Climbing; Is It a Python Challenger?

January 13, 2021

The rapid adoption of Julia, the open source, high level programing language with roots at MIT, shows no sign of slowing according to data from Julialang.org. I Read more…

HPE Wins $2B GreenLake HPC-as-a-Service Deal with NSA

September 1, 2021

In the heated, oft-contentious, government IT space, HPE has won a massive $2 billion contract to provide HPC and AI services to the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA). Following on the heels of the now-canceled $10 billion JEDI contract (reissued as JWCC) and a $10 billion... Read more…

Quantum Roundup: IBM, Rigetti, Phasecraft, Oxford QC, China, and More

July 13, 2021

IBM yesterday announced a proof for a quantum ML algorithm. A week ago, it unveiled a new topology for its quantum processors. Last Friday, the Technical Univer Read more…

Intel Launches 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ Datacenter CPU with Up to 40 Cores

April 6, 2021

The wait is over. Today Intel officially launched its 10nm datacenter CPU, the third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor, codenamed Ice Lake. With up to 40 Read more…

Frontier to Meet 20MW Exascale Power Target Set by DARPA in 2008

July 14, 2021

After more than a decade of planning, the United States’ first exascale computer, Frontier, is set to arrive at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) later this year. Crossing this “1,000x” horizon required overcoming four major challenges: power demand, reliability, extreme parallelism and data movement. Read more…

Intel Unveils New Node Names; Sapphire Rapids Is Now an ‘Intel 7’ CPU

July 27, 2021

What's a preeminent chip company to do when its process node technology lags the competition by (roughly) one generation, but outmoded naming conventions make it seem like it's two nodes behind? For Intel, the response was to change how it refers to its nodes with the aim of better reflecting its positioning within the leadership semiconductor manufacturing space. Intel revealed its new node nomenclature, and... Read more…

  • arrow
  • Click Here for More Headlines
  • arrow
HPCwire