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 Selection Committee

ACM gratefully acknowledges members of the ACM Selection Committee for their work reviewing the applications of young computer scientists who applied for one of the coveted spots to participate in the eighth HLF, which will take place September 19 - 24, 2021.

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Matthias Kaiserswerth, Hasler Foundation
  • Holly Rushmeier, Yale University

Committee Members

  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, NTENT
  • Tony Baylis, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Paul Beame, University of Washington
  • Sonia Bergamaschi, Unimore - Universita Degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emelia
  • Lars Birkedal, Aarhus University
  • Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg
  • Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  • Srdjan Capkun, ETHZ (Swiss Federal Polytechnic, Zurich)
  • Wenguang Chen, Tsinghua University
  • Xilin Chen, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jane Cleland-Huang, University of Notre Dame
  • Edith Cohen, Google Research / Tel Aviv University
  • Philip Cohen, Monash University
  • Roberto Di Pietro, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • Ahmed Elmagarmid, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria
  • Juan Gilbert, University of Florida
  • Martin Grohe, RWTH Aachen University
  • Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute
  • Aaron Hertzmann, Adobe Research
  • Jessica Hodgins, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mark Hoemmen, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Jim Hollan, University of California, San Diego
  • Xia Hu, Texas A&M University
  • John Hughes, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Robert Jacob, Tufts University
  • Jeff Johnson, University of San Francisco
  • Adam Kalai, Microsoft Research
  • Martin Kersten, University of Amsterdam/CWI
  • Clayton Lewis, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Xiang-Yang Li, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Mo Li, Nanyang Technological University
  • Ming Lin, University of Maryland
  • David Lo, Singapore Management University
  • John Lui, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bryan Lyles, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Yoelle Maarek, Amazon Haifa
  • Dinesh Manocha, University of Maryland
  • Mahesh Marina, University of Edinburgh
  • Jacquelyn Martino, IBM Research
  • Vishal Misra, Columbia Univeristy
  • Andreas Moshovos, University of Toronto
  • Madhavan Mukund, Chennai Mathematical Institute
  • Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University
  • Fatma Ozcan, IBM Research - Almaden
  • Venkat Padmanabhan, Microsoft Research India
  • Marian Petre, The Open University
  • Lu Pinyan,
  • Amanda Randles, Duke University
  • John Richards, IBM Research USA
  • Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Andrew Sears, Penn State University
  • Sudipta Sengupta, Amazon AWS
  • Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro 
  • Salvatore Stolfo, Columbia University
  • Dacheng Tao, University of Sydney
  • Renata Cruz Teixeira, INRIA
  • Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Carlo Tomasi, Duke University
  • Ellen Voorhees, NIST
  • Dongrui Wu, Data Nova
  • Shuicheng Yan, National University of Singapore
  • Yanfang Ye, [update] Case Western Reserve University
  • Moustafa Youssef, Alexandria University
  • Wlodek Zadrozny, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Qian Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Lidong Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia

Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum has been postponed until next year, and is now scheduled for September 19–24, 2021. For more information about the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, visit the HLF website.

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.