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ACM Salutes President Wendy Hall’s Appointment as DBE by Queen Elizabeth

Recognition of Her Contribution to the Field of Computing

Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession


Virginia Gold

Sara Appleyard

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NEW YORK, NY, December 31, 2008 - Below is a statement from Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) CEO John White on the announcement by Buckingham Palace of ACM President Wendy Hall's appointment as DBE: 

"Wendy Hall, president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), whose leadership in the computing field has focused on the importance of computing skills in solving the problems and challenges of the 21st century global information society, has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). Announcement of this honor was made by Buckingham Palace as part of the 2009 New Year Honours list, and it will be bestowed later in the year.

"Hall is a member of the United Kingdom's Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, former president of the British Computer Society, professor of computer science at the University of Southampton, UK, and a renowned researcher in Web science including multimedia and hypermedia. This honor from The Queen recognizes her service and speaks to Hall's life-long commitment to advancing the field of computer science, as well as supporting her goal of promoting the use of technology to connect people across international boundaries."

--ACM Press Room:

--University of Southampton press release:

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