2014 Members Recognized for Contributions to Hardware, Software and Communications


ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) www.acm.org has designated 49 scientists, engineers and educators as Distinguished Members for their individual contributions, and their singular impacts on the vital field of computing.  Their achievements have had a significant influence on the social, economic and cultural areas of daily lives all over the world.  The 2014 Distinguished Members are from universities in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Japan, India, the United Kingdom and North America, and from leading international corporations and research institutions. 


ACM President Alexander Wolf hailed these ACM members as “drivers of the advances and inventions that are propelling the information revolution in new directions.  Their creativity and commitment to their craft ensures that we will benefit as a society in the digital age.”  He added that these innovators “demonstrate the advantages of ACM membership, which empowers and inspires a bold vision for advancing computing and the computing community.” 


The ACM Distinguished Member program can recognize the top 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field.  ACM’s current worldwide membership exceeds 100,000.


Eighty percent of the 2014 recipients are from leading international academic institutions around the world.  The rest represent prominent corporate and national research laboratories from North America, Europe, India and Japan.  Their achievements in critical computing areas include innovative instruction and curriculum design, systems design and architecture, critical systems security, Internet structure and security, high performance computing, human-computer interaction, programming languages, mobile and wireless networks, database research and management, software engineering.


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Distinguished Members

The following ACM Members have been recognized as 2014 Distinguished Educators:

Stephen Hilary Edwards

Virginia Tech

Jeffrey Gray

University of Alabama

Mark J. Guzdial

Georgia Institute of Technology

Kevin Wayne

Princeton University


The following ACM Members have been recognized as a 2014 Distinguished Engineers:


Jose Nelson Amaral

University of Alberta

Sreeranga P. Rajan

Fujitsu Laboratories of America


The following ACM Members have been recognized as 2014 Distinguished Scientists:


Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis

Johannes Kepler University, Linz Austria

Paul Barford

University of Wisconsin

Clark Barrett

New York University

Patrick Baudisch

Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam

Valeria Bertacco

University of Michigan

Judith Bishop

Microsoft Research

Martin Burtscher

Texas State University

Danny Z. Chen

University of Notre Dame

Jianer Chen

Texas A&M University

Ed H. Chi

Google Inc.

Allison Druin

University of Maryland

Matthew Flatt

University of Utah

Silvia Giordano

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

Ganesh L. Gopalakrishnan

University of Utah

Marco Gruteser

Rutgers University

Lynda Hardman

CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)

Simon Harper

University of Manchester

Ahmed Helmy

University of Florida

Yiwei Thomas Hou

Virginia Tech

Kristina Höök

Mobile Life, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Sweden

Ihab Francis Ilyas

University of Waterloo

Somesh Jha

University of Wisconsin

David R. Kaeli

Northeastern University

Li Erran Li

Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

Xiang-Yang Li

Illinois Institute of Technology

Jason Xiaowen Liu

Florida International University

Dmitri Loguinov

Texas A&M University

Gabriel Loh

AMD Research

Robyn Lutz

Iowa State University

Tamiya Onodera

IBM Research  – Tokyo

Manish Parashar

Rutgers University

Nitendra Rajput

IBM Research, India

Lawrence Rauchwerger

Texas A&M University

Binoy Ravindran

Virginia Tech

Timothy Peter Sherwood

University of California, Santa Barbara

Rajeev Shorey

TCS Innovation Lab, Cincinnati,USA/Bangalore, India

Krishna Moorthy Sivalingam

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Mike Spreitzer

IBM Research, Yorktown Heights

Biplav Srivastava

IBM Research, India

Miroslav N. Velev

Aries Design Automation, LLC

Duncan Moore “Hank” Walker

Texas A&M University

Hui Xiong

Rutgers University

Lenore D. Zuck

University of Illinois at Chicago