November 10, 2009: 2009 ACM Distinguished Members Announced
Today's Topic: 2009 ACM Distinguished Members Announced
November 10, 2009
ACM has named 84 of its members as Distinguished Members in recognition of their individual contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology.
They include computer scientists, engineers, and educators from some of the world's leading corporations, research labs, and universities. They are being honored for significant advances in computing technology that have dramatically influenced progress in science, engineering, education, business, and many other areas of human endeavor.
"As an international society, ACM is pleased to recognize the growing number of nominees from countries across the globe who have met the criteria required for the Distinguished Member grade," said Professor Dame Wendy Hall, president of ACM. "These prominent men and women have demonstrated creativity, leadership, and dedication to computing and computer science. We celebrate their entrepreneurial and creative spirit for the way it has changed our lives."