2023 ACM Fellows Celebrated for Contributions to Computing That Underpin Our Daily Lives

Members of Global Society Hailed for Work Including Advances to AI Technologies, the World Wide Web, Graphics, Cybersecurity, Mobile Computing, and Software

New York, NY, January 24, 2024 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 68 Fellows for transformative contributions to computing science and technology. All the 2023 inductees are longstanding ACM Members who were selected by their peers for groundbreaking innovations that have improved how we live, work, and play.

“The announcement each year that a new class of ACM Fellows has been selected is met with great excitement,” said ACM President Yannis Ioannidis. “ACM is proud to include nearly 110,000 computing professionals in our ranks and ACM Fellows represent just 1% of our entire global membership. This year’s inductees include the inventor of the World Wide Web,the “godfathers of AI, and other colleagues whose contributions have all been important building blocks in forming the digital society that shapes our modern world.

In keeping with ACM’s global reach, the 2023 Fellows represent universities, corporations, and research centers in Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Norway, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The contributions of the 2023 Fellows run the gamut of the computing field―including algorithm design, computer graphics, cybersecurity, energy-efficient computing, mobile computing, software analytics, and web search, to name a few.

Additional information about the 2023 ACM Fellows, as well as previously named ACM Fellows, is available through the ACM Fellows website.


Aditya Akella

University of Texas


For contributions that improve the performance, efficiency, and robustness of cluster computing

Michael Backes


For contributions to information security and privacy


Vineet Bafna

University of California, San Diego

For contributions to the theory, design, and implementation of bioinformatics algorithms


Yoshua Bengio

Mila, Université de Montréal 

For conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing


Maria-Florina Balcan
Carnegie Mellon University


For contributions to the foundations of machine learning and its applications to algorithmic economics and algorithm design


Nikhil Bansal

University of Michigan


For contributions to the foundations of approximate and online algorithms, and their connections to mathematics


Mikhail Belkin

University of California San Diego


For contributions to modern machine learning theory and algorithms

Shai Ben-David

University of Waterloo


For contributions to and research leadership in machine learning theory


Vaughn Timothy Betz

University of Toronto


For contributions to the architecture and computer-aided design of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)


Ramon Caceres



For contributions to mobile and edge computing


Chandra Chekuri

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


For contributions to approximation algorithms and submodular optimization


Haibo Chen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


For contributions to improving the scalability and security of operating systems and distributed systems


Yingying (Jennifer) Chen
Rutgers University


For contributions to the design and application of mobile sensing and mobile security systems


Kenneth Ward Church
EAI, Northeastern University

For contributions to empirical methods in natural language processing


Roger B. Dannenberg

Carnegie Mellon University


For contributions to the field of computer science through innovative computer music systems


Xin Luna Dong


For contributions to knowledge graph construction and data integration

Rolf Drechsler

University of Bremen


For contributions to foundations and applications of formal proof techniques in synthesis, test, and verification


Wenliang Du

Syracuse University


For contributions to cybersecurity education and research


Pradeep Dubey

Intel Corporation


For contributions to emerging compute- and data-intensive applications and parallel processing computer architectures

Anja Feldmann

Max Planck Institute and TU Berlin


For contributions to the data-driven analysis of operational networks


George Fitzmaurice

Autodesk Canada, Inc.


For contributions to human-computer interaction and tangible user interfaces


Fedor Fomin
University of Bergen


For contributions to the development of parameterized complexity and exact exponential algorithms


Jeffrey S. Foster

Tufts University


For contributions to program analysis and techniques to build more reliable and secure software


Jianfeng Gao



For contributions to machine learning for web search, natural language processing, and conversational systems


Ian Goldberg

University of Waterloo


For contributions to the development and deployment of privacy enhancing technologies


Sumit Gulwani


For contributions to AI-assisted programming for developers, data scientists, end users, and students


Zhu Han

University of Houston


For contributions to distributed and autonomous management for large-scale communication networks


Geoffrey Hinton

University of Toronto


For conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing


Nicole Immorlica

Microsoft Research


For contributions to economics and computation including market design, auctions, and social networks


Trent Jaeger

Pennsylvania State University


For contributions to research and education for operating systems and software security


Kenneth Richard Koedinger

Carnegie Mellon University


For the advancement of AI models of human learning and developing intelligent tutors to aid students


Andreas Krause
ETH Zurich


For contributions to learning-based decision making under uncertainty


Christopher Ian Kruegel
University of California Santa Barbara


For contributions to systems security, malware detection, and vulnerability analysis


H.T. Kung
Harvard University


For contributions to computer architecture and concurrency control for parallel computation


Yann LeCun
New York University


For conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing


Tim Berners-Lee
WWW Consortium


For inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale


David Lo
Singapore Management University


For contributions to synergizing artificial intelligence and software engineering for human-in-the-loop automation and software analytics


Wenjing Lou
Virginia Tech


For contributions to information and network security

Kwan-Liu Ma
University of California, Davis

For contributions to and leadership in large-scale data visualization research


Wei-Ying Ma
Tsinghua University

For leadership and contributions to web search and data mining

Z. Morley Mao
University of Michigan

For contributions to Internet security and performance


Deborah McGuinness
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For contributions to knowledge technologies including ontologies and knowledge graphs


Gerard G. Medioni

For contributions to computer vision and its consumer facing applications


Sharad Mehrotra
University of California, Irvine

For contributions to the fields of data management, multimedia information retrieval, and emergency response

Seffi Naor
Technion—Israel Institute of Technology

For contributions to online, randomized, and approximation algorithms


Shrikanth Narayanan
University of Southern California

For contributions to speech, language, multimedia processing, affective computing, and their human-centered applications


Natasha Noy
Google Research

For contributions to open data, data discovery, and Semantic Web


Corina S Pasareanu
NASA Ames and Carnegie Mellon University

For contributions to the development and application of symbolic execution and compositional verification


Massoud Pedram
University of Southern California

For contributions to low power design of VLSI circuits and to energy efficient computing

Anand Raghunathan
Purdue University

For contributions to the design of energy-efficient computing systems


Benjamin Raphael
Princeton University

For contributions to computational biology including algorithms in cancer genomics/evolution and biological network analysis


Dana Ron
Tel Aviv University

For contributions to sub-linear time approximation algorithms

Tim Roughgarden
Columbia University

For contributions to algorithmic game theory

David Sankoff
University of Ottawa

For contributions to research and leadership in computational biology and bioinformatics


Stefan Saroiu

For contributions to memory security and trusted computing


Albrecht Schmidt
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

For contributions to human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and implicit interaction, and leadership in ACM SIGCHI


Björn W. Schuller
Imperial College London,Technical University of Munich

For empirical and theoretical contributions to the development of computer audition, affective computing, and health informatics


Phoebe Sengers
Cornell University

For contributions to critically-informed human-computer interaction and design.

Elaine Shi
Carnegie Mellon University

For contributions to the scientific foundation of oblivious computation and decentralized blockchains


Noah Snavely
Cornell Tech, Google

For contributions to computer vision and computer graphics


Ram D. Sriram

For contributions in building innovative computational tools and automation techniques in engineering and health care

Steffen Staab
University of Stuttgart, University of Southampton

For contributions to semantic technologies and web science, and distinguished service to the ACM community


Alexander Szalay
The Johns Hopkins University

For contributions in systems, big data, open data, and for service to the community


Manik Varma
Microsoft Research India

For contributions to machine learning and its applications

XiaoFeng Wang
Indiana University at Bloomington

For contributions to systems security and privacy


Kilian Weinberger
Cornell University

For contribution to machine learning and deep learning research


Emmett Witchel
The University of Texas at Austin

For contributions to high-performance, concurrent, and secure systems


Xing Xie
Microsoft Research Asia

For contributions to spatial data mining and recommendation systems



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 Fellows Program

The ACM Fellows Program, initiated in 1993, celebrates the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the computing field.  These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners and end users of information technology throughout the world. The new ACM Fellows join a distinguished list of colleagues to whom ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership in computing and information technology.

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