Celebrating ACM's 2019 & 2020 Award Recipients: ACM Distinguished Service Award

October 7, 2021

The surge of the COVID-19 delta variant, international travel restrictions and restrictions on indoor gatherings forced ACM to cancel its Awards Banquet planned for October 23, 2021.

We continue our series of emails containing videos highlighting the achievements of the 2019 and 2020 Award recipients that were prepared for the Banquet.

Click on the image below to view a short video about the 2019 and 2020 recipients of the ACM Distinguished Service Award.

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The Distinguished Service Award is given on the basis of value and degree of service to the computing community. The contributions are not limited to service to the Association, and should include activities in other computer organizations and should emphasize contributions to the computing community at large.

2019 ACM Distinguished Service Award

The 2019 ACM Distinguished Service Award is presented to Michael Ley for creating, developing, and curating DBLP, an extraordinarily useful and in uential online bibliographic resource that has changed the way computer scientists work.

2020 ACM Distinguished Service Award

Jennifer Tour Chayes, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, receives the 2020 ACM Distinguished Service Award for her impactful leadership, mentorship, and dedication to diversity in the course of a distinguished career of computer science research and institution building.

ACM welcomes nominations for candidates whose work exemplifies the best and most influential contributions to our community, and society at large. More information on nominating candidates for future awards is available on the ACM Awards website here.