Suman Banerjee recognized by Association for Computing Machinery for Outstanding Scientific Contribution to Computing

UW CS Professor Suman Banerjee was recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery for his Outstanding Scientific Contribution to Computing. Read the press release here:

2018 ACM Distinguished Members Recognized for Significant Contributions that have Revolutionized How We Live, Work, and Play

Major Achievements in Computer Engineering, Education and Science Have Contributed to Some of Today’s Most Exciting Technologies

New York, NY, November 7, 2018 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 49 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. The 2018 Distinguished Members are exemplars for their peers, and represent ACM’s worldwide geographic reach, as well as the exciting range of subdisciplines that constitute today’s technology landscape.

“By honoring these individuals, we highlight the professional achievements behind the technologies that have transformed both our daily lives and society in general,” explains ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “Each Distinguished Member has also demonstrated a commitment to being part of the professional community through his or her longstanding membership in ACM. These computing leaders really epitomize ACM’s mission of ‘advancing computing as a science and a profession.’”

The 2018 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions around the world. They represent countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom. These innovators have made contributions in a wide range of technical areas including algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer science education, cybersecurity, graphics, human-computer interaction, and networking.

The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field.

2018 ACM DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS For Outstanding Contributions to Computing:

Eytan Adar

University of Michigan

Niklas Elmqvist

University of Maryland, College Park

For Outstanding Educational Contributions to Computing:

Christine Alvarado

University of California, San Diego

Tim Bell

University of Canterbury

Andrew McGettrick

University of Strathclyde

Lynn Andrea Stein

Olin College of Engineering

Chris Stephenson


For Outstanding Engineering Contributions to Computing:

Kazuaki Ishizaki

IBM Research

Rajkumar Kettimuthu

Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago

Stefan Saroiu

Microsoft Research

Jingdong Wang

Microsoft Research, Beijing

For Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing:

Sven Apel

University of Passau

Brian P. Bailey U

niversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rajesh Krishna Balan

Singapore Management University

** Suman Banerjee

University of Wisconsin-Madison **

Emery Berger

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Yi Chang

Jilin University

Marsha Checkik

University of Toronto

Lei Chen

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Yiran Chen

Duke University

Tanzeem Choudhury

Cornell University and HealthRhythms Inc.



Contact: Jim Ormond