ACM has named 44 of its members as 2008 ACM Fellows for their contributions to computing technology. ACM says their work has led to a variety of innovations in industry, commerce, entertainment, and education and will play a crucial role in forming the foundation for sustained economic growth in an information-based society. "These men and women are the inventors of technology that impact the way people live and work throughout the world," says ACM President Dame Wendy Hall. "Their selection as 2008 ACM Fellows offers us an opportunity to recognize their dedicated leadership in this dynamic field, and to honor their contributions to solving complex problems, expanding the impact of technology, and advancing the quality of life for people everywhere."
Fellows from Microsoft Research were honored for their contributions in computer security and verification, human-computer interaction, computational photography, and distributed computing. IBM Almaden and Thomas J. Watson Research Center Fellows were awarded for their work in query-processing language and computational geometry. Researchers at Intel, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, and Palo Alto Research Center also were named as Fellows. The list of Fellows also included many academic researchers at universities throughout the United States and Canada. Outside of North America, Fellows were named from the City University of Hong Kong in China, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland, the University of Cambridge and Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
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