ACM Names 41 Fellows For Contributions To Computing And IT



Winners Represent Leading Industries, Universities, Research Labs

New York, NY, January 8, 2007 – ACM has recognized 41 of its members for their contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology. The new ACM Fellows, from some of the world's leading industries, universities, and research labs, made significant advances that are having lasting effects on the lives of citizens throughout the world.

"The breadth and depth of the contributions these computing scientists and professionals have made to our world and the way we live are remarkable," said ACM President Stuart Feldman. "Their work reflects outstanding displays of creativity and commitment to the computing community, which continues to drive innovation in industries and enterprises across the globe. These individuals deserve our acclaim for providing dedicated leadership, solving complex problems, and pursuing productive careers in information technology that have advanced the quality of life for people everywhere."

Within the corporate sector, the Fellows named from Microsoft Research, including one from Microsoft Research Asia, were cited for contributions ranging from information retrieval and human-computer interaction to programming languages, compilers and computer architecture to computer graphics; and Internet measurement and engineering. The Google, Inc. Fellows were recognized for contributions to data integration and knowledge representation; and for artificial intelligence and information retrieval. The IBM Fellows made contributions in database systems and scalable distributed systems.

Other corporate entities with 2006 Fellows were Yahoo! Inc., Intel Corp., and Hewlett Packard Labs. Their contributions included advances in knowledge discovery and data mining; parallel computing, databases, and sensor networks; high-performance processors and memory systems; and scalable distributed systems.

Among the list of universities with ACM Fellows was Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Contributions from their recipients were made in the fields of dataflow computing and verification; algebraic specifications and abstract data types; and parallel and distributed computing. Stanford University's Fellows were recognized for achievements in network switching and queueing; and multiprocessor design. The Fellows from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada made contributions in computational complexity, and database management."

Other universities with 2006 ACM Fellows from the U.S. include: Rutgers; Purdue; Northeastern; Northwestern; Penn State; Penn; Michigan at Ann Arbor; Texas at Austin; Maryland; Brigham Young; Rochester; UC San Diego; UC Los Angeles; Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Colorado at Boulder; Portland State; and Brown.

Outside of North America, the National Taiwan University in Taipei; the Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne, in Switzerland, and the University of Dundee in Scotland each had a Fellow in the Class of 2006. One recipient had a dual affiliation with Colorado at Boulder and the Imperial College London.

The technology areas for which these recipients were honored span a wide range of disciplines and applications, including: computational complexity theory; parallel and distributed computation; programming languages; artificial intelligence and cognitive science; information processing and web analysis; resource management of data networks; mechanized theorem proving; numerical algorithms; user interface technology; system software for parallel and distributed computing; database management systems; protocols for packet switched networks; information management and security; and broadening participation in computing.

Three world-renowned non-profit research institutes also had 2006 ACM Fellows. They include Argonne National Laboratories, operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy, RAND Corporation based in Santa Monica, CA with offices worldwide, and the International Computer Science Institute, based at the University of California, Berkeley. This year's ACM Fellows from these facilities were acknowledged for contributions to message passing protocols; computer algebra and symbolic computation; and Internet measurement and intrusion detection.

ACM will formally recognize the new Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on June 9, in San Diego, CA. Additional information about the ACM 2006 Fellows, the awards event, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners is available at

2006 ACM Fellows


Eric W AllenderRutgers University
For contributions to computational complexity theory.
ArvindMassachusetts Institute of Technology
For contributions to dataflow computing and verification.
Mikhail J. AtallahPurdue University
For contributions to parallel and distributed computation.
Ming-Syan ChenNational Taiwan University
For contributions to query processing and data mining.
Susan T DumaisMicrosoft Research
For research contributions to information retrieval and human-computer interaction.
Usama FayyadYahoo! Inc.
For contributions to machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery.
Matthias FelleisenNortheastern University
For contributions to programming languages and development environments.
Kenneth D. ForbusNorthwestern University
For contributions to artificial intelligence and cognitive science.
Phillip B GibbonsIntel Corporation
For contributions to parallel computing, databases, and sensor networks.
C Lee Giles
For contributions to information processing and web analysis.
Albert GreenbergMicrosoft Research
For contributions to Internet measurement and engineering.
William D GroppArgonne National Laboratory
For contributions to message passing protocols.
Roch GuerinUniversity of Pennsylvania
For contributions to the resource management of data networks.
John GuttagMassachusetts Institute of Technology
For contributions to algebraic specifications and abstract data types.
Laura M HaasIBM Almaden Research Center
For research leadership, and contributions to federated database systems.
Alon HalevyGoogle, Inc.
For contributions to data integration and knowledge representation.
Anthony C HearnIDA Center for Computing Sciences and RAND Corp.
For contributions to computer algebra and symbolic computation.
Thomas A HenzingerEPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne)
For contributions to formal verification and hybrid systems.
Norman P JouppiHewlett Packard Labs
For contributions to the design and analysis of high-performance processors and memory systems.
John E LairdUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
For contributions to the development and application of cognitive architectures.
James R LarusMicrosoft Research
For contributions to programming languages, compilers, and computer architecture.
Charles E LeisersonMassachusetts Institute of Technology
For contributions to parallel and distributed computing.
Ming LiUniversity of Waterloo
For contributions to computational complexity and its applications.
Nick MckeownStanford University
For contributions to network switching and queueing.
J Strother MooreThe University of Texas at Austin
For contributions to mechanized theorem proving.
Alan F NewellUniversity of Dundee
For contributions to computer-based systems for people with disabilities.
Peter NorvigGoogle, Inc.
For contributions to artificial intelligence and information retrieval.
Dianne P O'LearyUniversity of Maryland
For mentoring activities and contributions to numerical algorithms.
Dan R OlsenBrigham Young University
For contributions to user interface technology.
Kunle A OlukotunStanford University
For contributions to multiprocessors on a chip and multi threaded processor design.
Tamer M. OzsuUniversity of Waterloo
For contributions to distributed data management and service to the database community.
Vern PaxsonInternational Computer Science Institute/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
For contributions to Internet measurement and intrusion detection.
Michael L. ScottUniversity of Rochester
For contributions to system software for parallel and distributed computing.
Harry ShumMicrosoft Research Asia
For contributions to computer vision and computer graphics.
Alfred Z SpectorIBM, Retired
For leadership and contributions to scalable distributed systems.
Victor D VianuUniversity of California, San Diego
For contributions to database management systems.
Marianne WinslettUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
For contributions to information management and security.
Alexander L WolfUniversity of Colorado at Boulder and Imperial College London
For research in distributed system software engineering and service to the community.
Bryant W YorkPortland State University
For leadership in broadening participation in computing.
Stanley B ZdonikBrown University
For contributions to data management and database systems.
Lixia ZhangUniversity of California, Los Angeles
For contributions to protocol designs for packet switched networks.