The ACM Fellows program was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding ACM members. The title of ACM Fellow denotes professional excellence, as evidenced by technical, professional and leadership contributions that:

  • advance the arts, sciences and practices of computing,
  • promote the free interchange of ideas and information in the field,
  • develop and maintain the integrity and competence of individuals in the field, and
  • advance the objectives of ACM.

Nominations are evaluated in terms of the candidates achievements throughout his/her career, in particular the impact he/she has had on the broader community (i.e., beyond the home organization). To be eligible, members must have at least 5 years of continuous professional ACM membership. The number of individuals recognized as Fellows is not allowed to exceed 1% of ACM Professional Members.

ACM Fellows are formally inducted at the annual ACM Awards Banquet each June. They receive a certificate, a Fellows pin, and a specially annotated ACM membership card. The names of new Fellows are announced in an ACM press release and in Communications of the ACM; they also are listed on this website. Upon request, a letter of commendation will be sent to the chief executive at the Fellow's place of employment.

ACM Fellows Named For Computing Innovations That Are Advancing Technology in the Digital Age

ACM has recognized 42 of its members for their significant contributions to the development and application of computing in areas from data management and spoken-language processing to robotics and cryptography. The achievements of the 2015 ACM Fellows are fueling advances in computing that are driving the growth of the global digital economy.

"Whether they work in leading universities, corporations, or research laboratories, these newly minted ACM Fellows are responsible for the breakthroughs and industrial innovations that are transforming society at every level," explains ACM President Alexander L. Wolf.  "At times, the contributions of a Fellow may include enhancements to a device that immediately impacts our daily lives. At other times, new research discoveries lead to theoretical advances that, while perhaps not immediately perceptible, have substantial long-term impacts."

The 2015 ACM Fellows have been cited for contributions to key computing fields including software research, data mining, computer graphics, computer and mobile systems, system security, multiprocessor and memory architecture design, and research in sensor networks.

ACM will formally recognize the 2015 ACM Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet in June 2016 in San Francisco, California.

 Press release

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