ACM Recognizes 2017 Distinguished Members as Pioneering Innovators that Are Advancing the Digital Age

November 8, 2017

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2017 — ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 43 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. As a group, the 2017 Distinguished Members are responsible for an extraordinary array of achievements, reflecting the many distinct areas of research and practice in the computing and information technology fields.

“Computing technology is becoming an increasingly dominant force in our daily lives and is transforming society at every level,” explains ACM President Vicki L. Hanson. “In naming a new roster of Distinguished Members each year, ACM underscores that the innovations which improve our lives do not come about by accident, but rather are the result of the hard work, inspiration and creativity of leading professionals in the field. We honor the 2017 class of ACM Distinguished Members for the essential role their accomplishments play in how we live and work.”

The 2017 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions around the world, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. These innovators have made contributions in a wide range of technical areas including accessibility, computational geometry, cryptography, computer security, computer science education, data structures, healthcare technologies, human-computer interaction, nanoscale computing, robotics, and software engineering —to name a few.

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.

2017 ACM DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS

For Educational Contributions to Computing:

 

Gail Chapman

Exploring Computer Science

 

James H. Cross II

Auburn University

 

Cay S. Hortsmann

San Jose State University

 

Renée A. McCauley

College of Charleston


Judithe Sheard

Monash University

For Engineering Contributions to Computing:

 

Sharad Agarwal

Microsoft AI & Research

 

Ashish Kundu

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

 

Sam H. Noh

Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology


Theo Schlossnagle

Circonus, Inc.

For Contributions to Computing:

 

Kirk W. Cameron

Virginia Tech

 

Matt Huenerfauth
Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Wessel Kraaij
Leiden University & TNO

 

For Scientific Contributions to Computing:

 

David Atienza Alonso

Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)


Srinivas Aluru

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Sihem Amer-Yahia

Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

 

Winslow Burleson

New York University

 

Jian-Nong Cao

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Siu-Wing Cheng
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Christopher W. Clifton
Purdue University

 

Myra B. Cohen
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Ian Goldberg

University of Waterloo

 

Jimmy Xiangji Huang

University of Toronto

 

Joaquim Armando Pires Jorge

INESC-ID / Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa


James B. D. Joshi

University of Pittsburgh

 

Vijay Kumar

University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

Hai “Helen” Li
Duke University

 

Qiaozhu Mei

University of Michigan

 

Mohamed F. Mokbel

Qatar Computing Research Institute / University of Minnesota

 

Meredith Ringel Morris

Microsoft Research

 

John Owens

University of California, Davis

 

Lynne E. Parker

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Mauro Pezzè

Università della Svizzera italiana
Università degli studi di Milano Bicocca

 

Lucian Popa
IBM Research-Almaden

 

Hridesh Rajan

Iowa State University

 

Kui Ren

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

 

Ken Salem

University of Waterloo

 

Jean Vanderdonckt
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

 

Willem C. Visser
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

 

Rebecca N. Wright

Rutgers University

 

Cathy H. Wu

University of Delaware

 

Dong Yu

Tencent

 

Roger Zimmermann

National University of Singapore

 

Thomas Zimmermann

Microsoft Research

  

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery 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.


Source: ACM

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