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!

AWS Expands Worldwide Availability to AMD-based Instances

July 22, 2019

Setting aside potential setbacks caused by U.S. trade policies, the steady cadence of AMD’s revival in HPC and the datacenter continued last week with AWS expanding availability of its AMD Epyc-based instances. Recall Read more…

By Staff

Microsoft Investing $1B in OpenAI Artificial General Intelligence R&D

July 22, 2019

Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is AI’s moonshot, the next giant leap for the AI field. Microsoft regards it to be feasible enough to warrant a $1 billion investment in OpenAI, the not-for-profit research organi Read more…

By Doug Black

Researchers Use Supercomputing to Study Links Between Hurricanes and Climate Change

July 19, 2019

As climate change looms, researchers are scrambling to answer the question of how a warming planet will affect the frequency and severity of already-deadly hurricanes. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Il Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

HPE Extreme Performance Solutions

Bring the Combined Power of HPC and AI to Your Business Transformation

A growing number of commercial businesses are implementing HPC solutions to derive actionable business insights, to run higher performance applications and to gain a competitive advantage. Read more…

IBM Accelerated Insights

With HPC the Future is Looking Grid

Gone are the days when problems such as unraveling genetic sequences or searching for extra-terrestrial life were solved using only a single high-performance computing (HPC) resource located at one facility. Read more…

San Diego Supercomputer Center to Welcome ‘Expanse’ Supercomputer in 2020

July 18, 2019

With a $10 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego is procuring a new supercomputer, called Expanse, to be deployed next Read more…

By Staff report

Microsoft Investing $1B in OpenAI Artificial General Intelligence R&D

July 22, 2019

Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is AI’s moonshot, the next giant leap for the AI field. Microsoft regards it to be feasible enough to warrant a $1 billi Read more…

By Doug Black

Informing Designs of Safer, More Efficient Aircraft with Exascale Computing

July 18, 2019

During the process of designing an aircraft, aeronautical engineers must perform predictive simulations to understand how airflow around the plane impacts fligh Read more…

By Rob Johnson

Intel Debuts Pohoiki Beach, Its 8M Neuron Neuromorphic Development System

July 17, 2019

Neuromorphic computing has received less fanfare of late than quantum computing whose mystery has captured public attention and which seems to have generated mo Read more…

By John Russell

Goonhilly Unveils New Immersion-Cooled Platform, Doubles Down on Sustainability Mission

July 16, 2019

Goonhilly Earth Station has opened its new datacenter – an enhancement to its existing tier 3 facility – in Cornwall, England, touting an ambitious commitme Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

ISC19 Cluster Competition: Application Results, Finally!

July 15, 2019

Our exhaustive coverage of the ISC19 Student Cluster Competition continues as we discuss the application scores below. While the scores were typically high, som Read more…

By Dan Olds

Nvidia Expands DGX-Ready AI Program to 19 Countries

July 11, 2019

Nvidia’s DGX-Ready Data Center Program, announced in January and designed to provide colo and public cloud-like options to access the company’s GPU-powered Read more…

By Doug Black

Argonne Team Makes Record Globus File Transfer

July 10, 2019

A team of scientists at Argonne National Laboratory has broken a data transfer record by moving a staggering 2.9 petabytes of data for a research project.  The data – from three large cosmological simulations – was generated and stored on the Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Nvidia, Google Tie in Second MLPerf Training ‘At-Scale’ Round

July 10, 2019

Results for the second round of the AI benchmarking suite known as MLPerf were published today with Google Cloud and Nvidia each picking up three wins in the at Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

High Performance (Potato) Chips

May 5, 2006

In this article, we focus on how Procter & Gamble is using high performance computing to create some common, everyday supermarket products. Tom Lange, a 27-year veteran of the company, tells us how P&G models products, processes and production systems for the betterment of consumer package goods. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Cray, AMD to Extend DOE’s Exascale Frontier

May 7, 2019

Cray and AMD are coming back to Oak Ridge National Laboratory to partner on the world’s largest and most expensive supercomputer. The Department of Energy’s Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Graphene Surprises Again, This Time for Quantum Computing

May 8, 2019

Graphene is fascinating stuff with promise for use in a seeming endless number of applications. This month researchers from the University of Vienna and Institu Read more…

By John Russell

AMD Verifies Its Largest 7nm Chip Design in Ten Hours

June 5, 2019

AMD announced last week that its engineers had successfully executed the first physical verification of its largest 7nm chip design – in just ten hours. The AMD Radeon Instinct Vega20 – which boasts 13.2 billion transistors – was tested using a TSMC-certified Calibre nmDRC software platform from Mentor. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

TSMC and Samsung Moving to 5nm; Whither Moore’s Law?

June 12, 2019

With reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TMSC) and Samsung are moving quickly to 5nm manufacturing, it’s a good time to again ponder whither goes the venerable Moore’s law. Shrinking feature size has of course been the primary hallmark of achieving Moore’s law... Read more…

By John Russell

Deep Learning Competitors Stalk Nvidia

May 14, 2019

There is no shortage of processing architectures emerging to accelerate deep learning workloads, with two more options emerging this week to challenge GPU leader Nvidia. First, Intel researchers claimed a new deep learning record for image classification on the ResNet-50 convolutional neural network. Separately, Israeli AI chip startup Hailo.ai... Read more…

By George Leopold

Nvidia Embraces Arm, Declares Intent to Accelerate All CPU Architectures

June 17, 2019

As the Top500 list was being announced at ISC in Frankfurt today with an upgraded petascale Arm supercomputer in the top third of the list, Nvidia announced its Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Top500 Purely Petaflops; US Maintains Performance Lead

June 17, 2019

With the kick-off of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this morning, the 53rd Top500 list made its debut, and this one's for petafl Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Leading Solution Providers

ISC 2019 Virtual Booth Video Tour


Intel Launches Cascade Lake Xeons with Up to 56 Cores

April 2, 2019

At Intel's Data-Centric Innovation Day in San Francisco (April 2), the company unveiled its second-generation Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) family and debuted it Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cray – and the Cray Brand – to Be Positioned at Tip of HPE’s HPC Spear

May 22, 2019

More so than with most acquisitions of this kind, HPE’s purchase of Cray for $1.3 billion, announced last week, seems to have elements of that overused, often Read more…

By Doug Black and Tiffany Trader

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Hardware That Powered the Black Hole Image

June 24, 2019

Two months ago, the first-ever image of a black hole took the internet by storm. A team of scientists took years to produce and verify the striking image – an Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Announcing four new HPC capabilities in Google Cloud Platform

April 15, 2019

When you’re running compute-bound or memory-bound applications for high performance computing or large, data-dependent machine learning training workloads on Read more…

By Wyatt Gorman, HPC Specialist, Google Cloud; Brad Calder, VP of Engineering, Google Cloud; Bart Sano, VP of Platforms, Google Cloud

Chinese Company Sugon Placed on US ‘Entity List’ After Strong Showing at International Supercomputing Conference

June 26, 2019

After more than a decade of advancing its supercomputing prowess, operating the world’s most powerful supercomputer from June 2013 to June 2018, China is keep Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

In Wake of Nvidia-Mellanox: Xilinx to Acquire Solarflare

April 25, 2019

With echoes of Nvidia’s recent acquisition of Mellanox, FPGA maker Xilinx has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Solarflare Communications, provider Read more…

By Doug Black

Qualcomm Invests in RISC-V Startup SiFive

June 7, 2019

Investors are zeroing in on the open standard RISC-V instruction set architecture and the processor intellectual property being developed by a batch of high-flying chip startups. Last fall, Esperanto Technologies announced a $58 million funding round. Read more…

By George Leopold

Nvidia Claims 6000x Speed-Up for Stock Trading Backtest Benchmark

May 13, 2019

A stock trading backtesting algorithm used by hedge funds to simulate trading variants has received a massive, GPU-based performance boost, according to Nvidia, Read more…

By Doug Black

  • arrow
  • Click Here for More Headlines
  • arrow
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Share This