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April 21, 2011: ACM Recognizes Creators of Research and Learning Opportunities

Today's Topic: ACM Recognizes Creators of Research and Learning Opportunities
Thursday, April 21, 2011


ACM announced the winners of two awards whose recipients recognized the importance of collaborative research and learning environments to promote creativity and drive innovation in computing and information technology. From their respective leadership positions on different continents, Dr. Reinhard Wilhelm of Schloss Dagstuhl in Saarland, Germany, and Joseph S. DeBlasi, former Executive Director of ACM, guided the development of institutions that attracted and inspired computing students and professionals from around the globe.

The Distinguished Service Award to Reinhard Wilhelm for two decades of exceptional service at the Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics, creating a stimulating environment for advancing research in informatics.

The Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award to Joseph S. DeBlasi for his executive leadership from 1989-1999 that transformed ACM into a financially sound, globally respected institution, and for his foresight in implementing programs and expanding international initiatives that continue to sustain ACM.

The programs and infrastructures Wilhelm and DeBlasi built and sustained during their respective tenures produced renowned innovators who have changed the world. They will be honored at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 4, in San Jose, CA.

View more information on the awards.

Read the ACM News Release.