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Fischer Named ACM Fellow


December 2009

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Professor Gerhard Fischer has been recently named a 2009 ACM Fellow. The ACM Fellows Program, initiated in 1993, celebrates the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the computing field. These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners and end-users of information technology throughout the world. 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. Fischer was recognized for "contributions to human-computer interaction and computer-mediated lifelong learning."

"The contributions of these computing professionals reflect the knowledge and skills they have acquired to address the challenges of the 21st century," said ACM President, Professor Dame Wendy Hall. "Their problem-solving, logical reasoning, and critical thinking are making positive changes to the lives and wellbeing of countless people across the globe. We are especially pleased to welcome the increased number of ACM Fellows from outside of North America. The selection of this year's Fellows offers an opportunity to celebrate their dedication to the dynamic computing field and to recognize their achievements in advancing the quality of life throughout society."

The technology areas for which the recipients were honored span a wide range of disciplines and applications, including development of embedded computing systems; parallel storage; robotics and molecular biology; computer-human interaction; data structures and algorithms; image analysis, recognition, and retrieval; program analysis and optimization; database management; object-oriented programming languages; security of network systems; complexity theory; applications of volume visualization; geometric computing for computer graphics; power-aware computing; metadata management; collaborative computing; interdisciplinary applications of computer science; fault-tolerant distributed computing; human-centered design; distributed and parallel computing; computing technology and education; knowledge discovery and data mining; data management and knowledge representation; parallel storage and communications systems; distributed programs and logic programming; secure computing; multimedia compression and communication; database management system architecture; and natural language for computers.

ACM will formally recognize the new Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet in June 2010.

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