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December 15, 2011: ACM Names 54 Distinguished Members for Contributions to Computing

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

ACM has named 54 of its members as Distinguished Members for their individual contributions to computing, which are driving innovation and enabling economic competitiveness. This year's Distinguished Members include computer scientists, educators, and engineers from leading academic and corporate institutions across countries and continents. They hail from universities in Australia, China, Greece, Finland, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom in addition to North America. The new Distinguished Members were recognized for significant advances in computing technology that have dramatically influenced progress on a range of human endeavors.

"This year's Distinguished Members reflect ACM's continuing commitment to recognizing excellence throughout the computing world," said Alain Chesnais, president of ACM. "These prominent men and women reflect the global nature of advances in technology that drive education and innovation in the digital information age. Their achievements provide the foundation for groundbreaking developments that sustain competitiveness in a global economy. We celebrate their entrepreneurial and creative spirit and their service to the computing community."

For more information about the selection criteria and a complete list of 2011 Distinguished Members, please visit the 2011 Distinguished Members page.

Read the press release.