ACM Names 38 Fellows For Computing And It Innovations In Industry, Education, Entertainment
ACM NAMES 38 FELLOWS FOR COMPUTING AND IT INNOVATIONS IN INDUSTRY, EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT
New York, NY, December 3, 2007 -- ACM has recognized 38 of its members for their contributions to computing technology that have brought advances in the way people live and work throughout the world. The 2007 ACM Fellows, from the world’s leading universities, industries, and research labs, created innovations in a range of computing disciplines that affect theory and practice, education and entertainment, industry and commerce.
"These men and women are the inventors of technology that impacts our society in profound and tangible ways every day," said ACM President Stuart Feldman. "They have pushed the boundaries of their respective computing disciplines to create remarkable achievements that have the potential to make our world more accessible, more secure, and more advanced. Their selection as 2007 ACM Fellows offers us an opportunity to recognize their dedicated leadership in this dynamic field, and to honor their contributions to solving complex problems, expanding the impact of technology, and advancing the quality of life for people everywhere."
Within the corporate sector, the 2007 Fellows named from Microsoft Research, including one from Microsoft China, were cited for contributions ranging from computer graphics to video and image content analysis and retrieval. Other corporate entities with 2007 Fellows were Intel Corp., Yahoo!, and Bell Labs Research, Alcatel-Lucent. Their respective contributions include mathematical foundations for optimizing compilers, algorithms and Web technology, and data semantics for Web services.
Among the list of universities with 2007 ACM Fellows was Stanford University, whose five fellows were respectively recognized for achievements in artificial intelligence, compilers and program analysis, computational biology, complexity theory, and computer science education. Carnegie Mellon University’s three Fellows were honored for learning theory and algorithms, using programming environments in education and entertainment, and computer-aided design of integrated circuits and systems. The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel had two Fellows, who were cited for database theory and fault-tolerant distributed computing. New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences two recipients were recognized for symbolic computation, computational biology and system verification. The University of Southern California’s two ACM Fellows were honored for advances in parallel, distributed and reconfigurable computing, and modeling and nanorobotics.
Other U.S. universities with 2007 ACM Fellows include: the University of Chicago; Cornell University; University of Delaware; the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign; Northeastern University; the University of Pennsylvania; Princeton University; the University of Michigan Ann Arbor; the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the University of California at Berkeley, Los Angeles and Riverside. ACM Fellows from these institutions were cited for achievements in parallel and reconfigurable computing; verification of reactive and hybrid systems; design of scalable, reliable Internet services; security and public policy of information technology; complexity theory; multiprocessor computers and compiler optimization techniques; computer vision; computational biology; memory management; computer-supported collaborative work; parallel computing; computer graphics; and type theory and program analysis.
Outside of North America, the universities with 2007 ACM Fellows include Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand; and University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Fellows from these universities were recognized for contributions to software design; compatibility and complexity theory; artificial intelligence theory and database systems; and programming languages theory. In addition, ACM named a Fellow from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland for excellence in functional and object-oriented programming languages; and an independent consultant was named for his contributions to networking standards and Internet applications. Finally, two 2007 ACM Fellows had dual affiliations: one with the University of Madeira in Funchal, Portugal and Constantine & Lockwood, Ltd., an international design consulting firm in Massachusetts; and one with Oxford University in England and Vienna University of Technology.
ACM will formally recognize the 2007 Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on June 21, 2008, in San Francisco, CA. Additional information about the ACM 2007 Fellows, the awards event, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners is available at www.acm.org/awards.
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