On January 13, 2021, the Association for Computing Machinery, opens an external URL in a new window (ACM), has named 95 members ACM Fellows for their wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in contemporary computing, including areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, computer graphics, computational biology, data science, human-computer interaction, software engineering, theoretical computer science, and virtual reality. The 2020 ACM Fellows, opens an external URL in a new window have driven innovations that ushered in significant improvements across many areas of technology, industry, and personal life.
Thomas Eiter, opens an external URL in a new window, head of our institute Logic and Computation, opens an external URL in a new window and the research unit Knowledge-Based Systems, opens an external URL in a new window was named 2020 ACM Fellow for his "contributions to knowledge representation and reasoning, logic programming, and declarative problem-solving." The ACM Fellows program recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding computing and information technology accomplishments and their service to ACM and the larger computing community. Fellows are nominated by their peers, with nominations reviewed by a distinguished selection committee.
ACM President Gabriele Kotsis explained that this year’s task in selecting the 2020 Fellows was quite challenging since they had a record number of nominations worldwide. "The 2020 ACM Fellows have demonstrated excellence across many disciplines of computing. These men and women have made pivotal contributions to technologies that are transforming whole industries, as well as our personal lives. We fully expect that these new ACM Fellows will continue in the vanguard in their respective fields."
Underscoring ACM’s global reach, the 2020 Fellows represent universities, corporations and research centers in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, opens an external URL in a new window, 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, promoting the highest standards, and recognizing technical excellence. ACM supports its members’ professional growth by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.
The ACM Fellows Program, opens an external URL in a new window, initiated in 1993, celebrates the leading members’ exceptional contributions in the computing field. These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners and end-users of information technology worldwide. 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.