ACM Presidential Award Recognizes Moshe Vardi for Leadership of CACM

June 20, 2017

Moshe Y. Vardi has been honored with the 2017 ACM Presidential Award for his decade of service leading Communications of the ACM, ACM’s flagship publication. Vardi will receive the award at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 24 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

During Vardi’s editorship, Communications of the ACM has strengthened its position as the premier chronicler of computing technologies. He is credited with opening Communications pages to leading voices from multiple disciplines, extending its reach with new digital and mobile platforms, and making it a monthly must-read for a global audience.

Since becoming Editor-in-Chief in 2008, Vardi has made it his mission to keep Communications at the forefront of computing coverage, insisting that content be of the highest quality. Communications is characterized by its comprehensive industry news, insightful and biting commentary, analyses of real-world applications, historic technology overviews, and its presentation of in-depth computing research that is accessible to a broad-based audience.

Moshe Y. Vardi is Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University.

The ACM Presidential Award is given to a leader whose actions and achievements serve as paragons for our field. Recipients have demonstrated their exceptional abilities to advance computing and enhance its impact for the benefit of society through generosity, creativity, and dedication to their respective missions.

Read the ACM news release.