The ACM Fellows program was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding ACM members. The title of ACM Fellow denotes professional excellence, as evidenced by technical, professional and leadership contributions that:

  • advance the arts, sciences and practices of computing,
  • promote the free interchange of ideas and information in the field,
  • develop and maintain the integrity and competence of individuals in the field, and
  • advance the objectives of ACM.

Nominations are evaluated in terms of the candidates achievements throughout his/her career, in particular the impact he/she has had on the broader community (i.e., beyond the home organization). To be eligible, members must have at least 5 years of continuous professional ACM membership. The number of individuals recognized as Fellows is not allowed to exceed 1% of ACM Professional Members.

ACM Fellows are formally inducted at the annual ACM Awards Banquet each June. They receive a certificate, a Fellows pin, and a specially annotated ACM membership card. The names of new Fellows are announced in an ACM press release and in Communications of the ACM; they also are listed on this website. Upon request, a letter of commendation will be sent to the chief executive at the Fellow's place of employment.

ACM Fellows Named for Advances that Are Transforming Science and Society

ACM, the world’s leading computing society, has named 53 of its members as ACM Fellows for major contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cryptography, computer architecture, high performance computing and programming languages. The achievements of the 2016 ACM Fellows are accelerating the digital revolution, and affect almost every aspect of how we live and work today.

Underscoring ACM’s global reach, 2016 Fellows hail from organizations in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, India, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The 2016 Fellows have been cited for numerous contributions in areas including cloud computing, computer security, data science, Internet routing and security, large-scale distributed computing, mobile computing, spoken-language processing and theoretical computer science.

ACM will formally recognize its 2016 Fellows at the annual Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco on June 24, 2017. Additional information about the 2016 ACM Fellows, the awards event, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners is available at http://awards.acm.org/.

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