Laureates of Computer Science and Mathematics Meet the Next Generation

For one week each September, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) brings together promising young researchers with recipients of the most prestigious awards in computing and mathematics. This high-profile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in an informal atmosphere, and is fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. Modeled after the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with up to 200 young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

ACM HLF 2022 Young Researcher Selection Committee

ACM gratefully acknowledges members of the ACM Young Researcher Selection Committee for their work reviewing the applications of young computer scientists who applied for one of the coveted spots to participate in the 9th HLF, which takes place from September 18 – 23, 2022.

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Holly Rushmeier, Yale University, USA
  • Yvonne Rogers, University College London, UK

Committee Members

  • Marcelo Arenas Saavedra, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Luiz André Barroso, Google, Brazil
  • Paul Beame, University of Washington, USA
  • Sonia Bergamaschi , University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, ItaLy
  • Lars Birkedal, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Eric Bodden, Heinz Nixdorf Institut at Paderborn University & Fraunhofer IEM , Germany
  • Stephanie Brink, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) and Umeå University (Sweden), Italy
  • Srdjan Capkun, ETHZ (Swiss Federal Polytechnic, Zurich), Switzerland
  • Supratik Chakraboty, IIT Bombay, India
  • Edward Y. Chang, Stanford, USA
  • Wenguang Chen, Tsinghua University, China
  • Xilin Chen, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Edith Cohen, Google Research / Tel Aviv University, USA / Israel
  • Roberto Di Pietro, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  • Ahmed Elmagarmid, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
  • Judith Gal-Ezer, Open University of Israel, Israel
  • Ramaswamy Govindarajan, IISc Bangalore, India
  • Wayne Graves, ACM, USA
  • Martin Grohe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Vicki Hanson, ACM, USA
  • Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute, USA
  • Aaron Hertzmann, Adobe Research, Canada
  • Jessica Hodgins, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Jim Hollan, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • John Hughes, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Robert Jacob, Tufts University, USA
  • David Kaeli, Northeastern University, USA
  • Adam Kalai, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Hyderabad, India
  • Clayton Lewis, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  • Hai Li, Duke University, USA
  • Mo Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Ming Lin, University of Maryland, USA
  • Tie-Yan Liu, Microsoft Research Asia, China
  • David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Pinyan Lu,, China
  • John Lui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Bryan Lyles, Retired, USA
  • Dinesh Manocha, University of Maryland , USA
  • Diana Marculescu, Univesity of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Mahesh Marina, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jacquelyn Martino, IBM Research, USA
  • Vishal Misra, Columbia Univeristy, USA
  • Madhavan Mukund, Chennai Mathematical Institute, India
  • Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Bernhard Nebel, Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg , Germany
  • Fatma Özcan, Google, USA
  • Manuel Perez Quinones, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Marian Petre, The Open University, UK
  • Timothy Pinkston, University of Southern California, USA
  • Amanda Randles, Duke University, USA
  • Balaraman Ravindran, IIT Madras, India
  • Aubrey Rembert, SiriusXM, USA
  • Kui Ren, Zhejian University, China
  • John Richards, IBM Research, USA
  • Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Mary Beth Rosson, Penn State, USA
  • Andrew Sears, Penn State University, USA
  • Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
  • Yogesh Simmhan, IISc Bangalore, India
  • Munindar Singh, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Dacheng Tao, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Yufei Tao, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Renata Cruz Teixeira, Netflix, USA
  • Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Carlo Tomasi, Duke University, USA
  • Ellen Voorhees, NIST, USA
  • Wenping Wang, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Qatar
  • Dongrui Wu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Shuicheng Yan, SEA Ltd., Singapore
  • Moustafa Youssef, Alexandria University, Eqypt
  • Lin Zhong, Yale University, USA
  • Lidong Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia, China
  • Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, USA

The Brightest Minds in Computing and Mathematics Find Inspiration

The opportunity to join the annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum is provided exclusively to outstanding young scientists in mathematics and computer science (or closely related fields) at the Undergraduate/Pre-Master, Graduate PhD and Postdoc levels. In order to participate, they pass a multi-step application and selection process. 200 young researchers from all academic stages, based at institutions and universities around the globe come together for a week of scientific networking. Within the unique atmosphere of the HLF, participants from diverse disciplines are able to discuss their research and how they approach problems. Exchanging ideas and learning new perspectives about ongoing or future research projects is a vital element for scientific progress. With many research issues becoming increasingly complex, cultivating reliable networks has become essential for scientists from all backgrounds.

HLF Laureate Portraits

The HLF Laureate Portraits is a series of video interviews with the recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, The Abel Prize, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize who have participated in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. 

Bengio Delivers Turing Award Lecture

2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureate Yoshua Bengio delivered his Turing Lecture at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) on Monday, September 23. Bengio received the 2018 A.M. Turing Award with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing. The title of Bengio's lecture is "Deep Learning for AI," and video of Bengio delivering it is available for viewing on the official HLF YouTube channel. 

“New Ways of Thinking of the Mobile Phone for Healthcare” Lecture at 7th HLF

In his debut lecture at the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Patel describes a collection of research projects conducted with his clinical collaborators that leverage the sensors on mobile devices (such as microphones, cameras, and accelerometers) in new ways to enable the screening, self-management and longitudinal study of diseases.