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ACM Distinguished Members Recognized for Computing Innovations


The ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) has named 47 of its members as 2010 Distinguished Members in recognition of their individual contributions to practical and theoretical aspects of computing that drive innovation and sustain economic competitiveness.  This year's Distinguished Members include computer engineers and scientists who represent academic and corporate institutions from a broad spectrum of countries and disciplines.

Nearly 40 percent of the 2010 honorees are from non-North American countries, including France, Germany, Italy, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, India, and South Africa. The new Distinguished Members are recognized for significant advances in computing technology that have dramatically influenced progress in science, engineering, business, and many other areas of human endeavor.

"This year's Distinguished Members reflect the growing international diversity of ACM's membership and our commitment to recognizing excellence throughout the computing world," said Alain Chesnais, president of ACM. "These prominent men and women have met the stringent criteria for this honor by demonstrating creativity, leadership, and dedication to computing and computer science.  Their achievements buttress the innovations that sustain competitiveness in a global economy. We applaud their entrepreneurial and creative spirit and its beneficial impact on society."

The ACM Distinguished Member program can recognize the top 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field. ACM's current worldwide membership exceeds 97,000.

The recipients were recognized for achievements in cybersecurity, software engineering and architecture, data mining and management, Web systems, 3D user interfaces, interactive multimedia, biomedical computing, programming language implementation, Web performance evaluation, computer architecture virtualization, mobile computing, wireless networking, and Web image and information retrieval.

The following ACM Members have been recognized as 2010 ACM Distinguished Engineers:

  • Anderson, Mark S., Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
  • Fong, Liana L., IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • Northrop, Linda M., SEI, Carnegie Mellon Universtiy
  • Waldspurger, Carl A., VMware, Inc.
  • Wolfson, Dan, IBM Software Group
  • Woo, Andrew, NGRAIN (Canada) Corporation, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The following ACM Members have been recognized as Distinguished Scientists:

  • Agrawal, Divyakant, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Arlitt, Martin F., Hewlett Packard Laboratories/University of Calgary
  • Bala, Vasanth, IBM Research
  • Blake, M. Brian, University of Notre Dame
  • Bowman, Doug A., Virginia Tech
  • Chrysanthis, Panos K., University of Pittsburgh
  • Churchill, Elizabeth F., Yahoo! Research
  • Cowan, Donald D., University of Waterloo
  • Duesterwald, Evelyn, IBM Research
  • EL Saddik, Abdulmotaleb, University of Ottawa
  • Fdida, Serge, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Feng, Wu-chun, Virginia Tech
  • Gilbert, Juan E., Clemson University
  • Grove, David, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Hall, Mary Wolcott, University of Utah
  • Hu, Y. Charlie, Purdue University
  • Kalyanaraman, Shivkumar, IBM Research - Bangalore, India
  • Liu, Huan, Arizona State University
  • Ma, Wei-Ying, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
  • Maarek, Yoelle, Yahoo! Research, Haifa, Israel
  • Maglio, Paul P., IBM Research - Almaden
  • Mandrioli, Dino G., Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Marwala, Tshilidzi, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Murphy, Gail C., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Ng, Hwee Tou, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
  • Pollock, Lori, University of Delaware
  • Ramjee, Ramachandran, Microsoft Research India, Bangalore
  • Reinhardt, Steven K., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  • Sears, Andrew, UMBC
  • Seiferas, Joel I., University of Rochester
  • Shieh, Shiuhpyng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Sivasubramaniam, Anand, Pennsylvania State University
  • Skadron, Kevin, University of Virginia
  • Thuraisingham, Bhavani, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Tichy, Walter F., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Touch, Joseph, University of Southern California
  • Wolman, Alec, Microsoft Research
  • Wu, Kesheng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Xu, Jun, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Zaki, Mohammed J., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Zhuge, Hai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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