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World’s largest computing society honors 2022 Distinguished Members for ground-breaking achievements and longstanding participation

Pivotal educational, engineering, and scientific contributions recognized

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Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Computing Machinery

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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


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 Technolog


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


Harry Xu
University of California, Los Angeles


Koji Yatani
The University of Tokyo


Haining Wang
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Kun Yang
University of Essex


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 computing 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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