On Dec. 8, the Association for Computing Machinery named 53 of its members ACM Fellows, including Prof. Paul Barford and Prof. Somesh Jha of UW-Madison. Said ACM President Vicki L. Hanson, "As nearly 100,000 computing professionals are members of our association, to be selected to join the top one percent is truly an honor. Fellows are chosen by their peers and hail from leading universities, corporations and research labs throughout the world. Their inspiration, insights and dedication bring immeasurable benefits that improve lives and help drive the global economy."
In its citation, ACM noted that Barford was honored for contributions to Internet measurement and analysis, and Jha was honored for contributions to verification, programming languages and software engineering.
Also named an ACM Fellow this year is UW-Madison alumnus Dr. Ganesan Ramalingam (MS '89, PhD '93), who is currently with Microsoft Research India, and was formerly with IBM Research. Ramalingam was recognized for contributions to static program analysis.
Professors Barford and Jha join other ACM Fellows on the UW-Madison Computer Sciences faculty: Mark D. Hill, Bart Miller, Jignesh Patel, Tom Reps, Guri Sohi and David Wood.