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December 18, 2012: ACM Names 41 Distinguished Members for Contributions to Computing

Today's Topic: ACM Names 41 Distinguished Members for Contributions to Computing

Tuessday, December 18, 2012

ACM has named 41 of its members as Distinguished Members for their individual contributions and their singular impacts on the dynamic computing field. Their achievements have advanced the science, engineering, and education of computing, enabling a range of technologies that drive innovation in the digital age. The 2012 Distinguished Members hail from universities in Australia, Denmark, Italy, Korea, China, and the United Kingdom in addition to North America, and from leading corporations and research institutions around the world.

"This year's Distinguished Members demonstrate the advantages of ACM membership, which empowers self-improvement and inspires a bold vision for the future," said ACM president Vinton G. Cerf. "Through their participation in building the foundations for groundbreaking technologies, they have achieved exemplary levels of professional standing. We celebrate their entrepreneurial spirit, their creative energy, and their leadership in strengthening the computing community."

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 100,000. For more information about the selection criteria and the 2012 Distinguished Members, click on the ACM Distinguished Member page.

Read the press release.