ACM Honors Eminent Researchers for Technical Innovations

May 3, 2017

ACM has announced the recipients of four prestigious technical awards. These leaders were selected by their peers for making significant contributions that have had far-reaching impact on how we live and work. The awards reflect achievements in file sharing, broadcast encryption, information visualization and computer vision. The 2016 recipients will be formally honored at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 24 in San Francisco.

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Michael L. Kazar, Robert N. Sidebotham, David A. Nichols, Michael J. West, John H. Howard, Alfred Z. Spector and Sherri M. Nichols are recipients of the ACM Software System Award for developing the Andrew File System (AFS). AFS was the first distributed file system designed for tens of thousands of machines, and pioneered the use of scalable, secure and ubiquitous access to shared file data.

Jeffrey Heer (University of Washington) is the recipient of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for developing visualization languages (including Prefuse, Protovis, D3.js, and Vega) that have changed the way people build and interact with charts and graphs across the Web.

Amos Fiat (Tel Aviv University) and Moni Naor (Weizmann Institute of Science) are recipients of the ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for the development of broadcast encryption and traitor tracing systems.

Jitendra Malik (University of California, Berkeley) is the recipient of the ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award for seminal contributions to computer vision that have led the field in image segmentation and object category recognition.

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