World’s Largest Computing Society Honors 2022 Distinguished Members for Ground-Breaking Achievements and Longstanding Participation

Pivotal Educational, Engineering, and Scientific Contributions Recognized

New York, NY, December 7, 2022 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 67 Distinguished Members for significant contributions. All of the 2022 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for work that has spurred innovation, enhanced computer science education, and moved the field forward.

“The ACM Distinguished Members program honors both accomplishment and commitment,” said ACM President Yannis Ioannidis. “Each of these new 67 Distinguished Members have been selected for specific and impactful work, as well as their longstanding commitment to being a part of our professional association. As ACM celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, it is especially fitting to reflect on how our global membership has built our organization into what it is today. Our Distinguished Members are leaders both within ACM and throughout the computing field.”

The 2022 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions in Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. ACM Distinguished Members are selected for their contributions in three separate categories: educational, engineering, and scientific. This year’s class of Distinguished Members made advancements in areas including algorithms, computer science education, cybersecurity, data management, energy efficient computer architecture, information retrieval, healthcare information technology, knowledge graph and semantic analysis, mobile computing, and software engineering, among many others.

The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience and significant achievements in the computing field. To be nominated, a candidate must have at least 15 years of professional experience in the computing field, five years of professional ACM membership in the last 10 years, and must have achieved a significant level of accomplishment or made a significant impact in the field of computing. A Distinguished Member is expected to have served as a mentor and role model by guiding technical career development and contributing to the field beyond the norm.


For Outstanding Educational Contributions to Computing:

Tony Clear
Auckland University of Technology     
Quintin Cutts
University of Glasgow
Diana Franklin
University of Chicago
Dragan Gasevic
Monash University
Margaret Joan Hamilton
RMIT University
Guido Rößling
Technische Universität Darmstadt

For Outstanding Engineering Contributions to Computing:

Michael Bendersky
Yu Deng
IBM Research
Kaoutar El Maghraoui
IBM Research
Xuanhui Wang
Joseph William Yoder
The Refactory

For Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing:

Vijayalakshmi Atluri
Rutgers University
Earl Theodore Barr
University College London
Matthew A. Bishop
University of California at Davis
Nirupama Bulusu
Portland State University
Barbara Carminati
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Enhong Chen
University of Science and Technology of China
Rada Chirkova
North Carolina State University
David J. Crandall
Indiana University
Khuzaima Daudjee
University of Waterloo
Christopher D. Gill
Washington University
Dimitris Gizopoulos
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dan Hao
Peking University
Ehsan Hoque
University of Rochester
Longbo Huang
Tsinghua University
Shadi Ibrahim
Salil Kanhere
University of New South Wales
Samee U. Khan
Mississippi State University
Milind Kulkarni
Purdue University
Matthew Lease
The University of Texas at Austin
Jing (Jane) Li
University of Pennsylvania
Shou-De Lin
Appier and National Taiwan University
Zhiqiang Lin
Ohio State University
Silvia Margot Lindtner
University of Michigan
Shixia Liu
Tsinghua University
Xuanzhe Liu
Peking University
Siwei Lyu
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Zhuoqing Morley Mao
University of Michigan
Athina Markopoulou
University of California, Irvine
Wim Martens
University of Bayreuth
Joanna McGrenere
University of British Columbia
Gerome Miklau
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Tijana Milenkovic
University of Notre Dame
Animesh Mukherjee
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Kedar S. Namjoshi
Nokia Bell Labs
Thomas Ploetz
Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Pradel
University of Stuttgart
Qinru Qiu
Syracuse University
Reza Rejaie
University of Oregon
Martin Robillard
McGill University
Jennifer A. Rode
University College London
Saket Saurabh
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Chirag Shah
University of Washington
Haiying Shen
University of Virginia
Li Shen
University of Pennsylvania
Georgios Smaragdakis
Delft University of Technology
Houbing Herbert Song
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Yizhou Sun
University of California, Los Angeles
Nian-Feng Tzeng
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kaisa Väänänen
Tampere University
Haining Wang
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Harry Xu
University of California, Los Angeles
Kun Yang
University of Essex
Koji Yatani
The University of Tokyo
Ayal Zaks
Zibin Zheng
Sun Yat-Sen University
Jianying Zhou
Singapore University of Technology and Design

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

About the ACM Recognition Program

The ACM Fellows program, initiated in 1993, celebrates the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the computing field. To be selected as an ACM Fellow, a candidate's accomplishments are expected to place him or her among the top 1% of ACM members. These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners and end users of information technology throughout the world. The ACM Distinguished Member program, initiated in 2006, recognizes those members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field. ACM Distinguished Membership recognizes up to 10% of ACM's top members. The ACM Senior Member program, also initiated in 2006, includes members with at least 10 years of professional experience who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers through technical leadership, technical contributions and professional contributions. ACM Senior Member status recognizes the top 25% of ACM Professional Members. The new ACM Fellows, Distinguished Members, and Senior Members join a list of eminent colleagues to whom ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership in computing and information technology.

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