ACM Recognizes Distinguished Members for Computing Innovations

November 30, 2016

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 30 — 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/.

2016 ACM Distinguished Members:

Distinguished Educators:

Michael Clancy
University of California, Berkeley

Amruth N. Kumar 
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Michelle Craig
University of Toronto

K.R. Venugopal
University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE)Bangalore University

Distinguished Engineers:

David Carmel
Yahoo Research

Matthew L. Cooper
FX Palo Alto Laboratory

Rudra Dutta
North Carolina State University

Hubertus Franke
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center 

Emden R. Gansner
Google

Tie-Yan Liu 
Microsoft Research Asia

Heiko Ludwig
IBM Research

Jacquelyn Martino
IBM

David Ayman Shamma
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

Distinguished Scientists:

Joanne M. Atlee
University of Waterloo 

Sonia Bergamaschi
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Raheem A. Beyah
Georgia Institute of Technology 

Tevfik Bultan 
University of California, Santa Barbara

Shigang Chen 
University of Florida 

Otfried Cheong
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Shing-Chi Cheung
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology 

Alberto del Bimbo
University of Florence 

Josep Domingo-Ferrer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili 

Sebastian Elbaum 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Geraldine Fitzpatrick 
TU Wien  

Zhenjiang Hu
National Institute of Informatics 

Gang Hua 
Microsoft Research 

Pan Hui 
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Katherine Isbister
University of California, Santa Cruz 

Murat Kantarcioglu
University of Texas at Dallas  

Fabio Kon 
University of São Paulo

Laks V.S. Lakshmanan
University of British Columbia

Stefano Lonardi 
University of California, Riverside

Sanjay Madria
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Tao Mei 
Microsoft Research Asia

Suman Nath 
Microsoft Research

George Necula 
University of California, Berkeley

Chong-Wah Ngo
City University of Hong Kong 

Corina Pasareanu
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and
NASA Ames Research Center

Marian Petre 
The Open University

Weisong Shi
Wayne State University 

Prasun Sinha 
Ohio State University 

Darko Stefanovic
University of New Mexico 

Yufei Tao 
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shuicheng Yan 
Qihoo/360 and
National University of Singapore 

Yu Zheng
Microsoft Research/
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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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