ACM's most prestigious member grade recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Candidates for Fellow must have 5 years of continuous Professional Membership.

ACM Names Fellows for Computing Advances that Are Transforming Science and Society

ACM has recognized 50 of its members for their contributions to computing that are driving innovations across multiple domains and disciplines.  The 2013 ACM Fellows, from the world’s leading universities, corporations, and research labs, have achieved advances in computing research and development that are accelerating the digital revolution and impacting every dimension of how we live, work, and play, worldwide.   “We recognize these scientists and engineers, creators and builders, theorists and practitioners who are making a difference in our lives,” said ACM President Vinton G. Cerf.  “They’re enabling us to listen, learn, calculate, and communicate in ways that underscore the benefits of the digital age.  Their advances have led to opportunities for improved healthcare, enhanced security, expanded interactions, and enriched lifestyles.  Some recipients have also led efforts to extend computing across continents and countries including Brazil, China, and Germany.”

ACM will formally recognize the 2013 ACM Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on June 21, 2014, in San Francisco.

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