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Leaders Recognized for Outstanding Impact on Computing Field

ACM has recognized four scientists with 2018 awards, citing longstanding contributions to advance computing's societal role.

ACM named Robert Sedgewick recipient of the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award for developing classic textbooks and online materials for studying algorithms, analytic combinatorics, and introductory computer science.

Microsoft Research's Victor Bahl will receive the ACM Distinguished Service Award for his efforts in the mobile and wireless networking community, and for building strong academic-industrial-government relationships; he also co-founded ACM's mobile-oriented Special Interest Group ACM SIGMobile.

The Indian Institute of Technology's Meenakshi Balakrishnan was named to receive the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics, for research, development, and deployment of cost-effective embedded-system and software solutions for visually impaired citizens in the developing world.

Chris Stephenson was named to receive the Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award for helping to create and grow the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) to include thousands of K-12 computer science educators and partners within the ACM community.

From left, Robert Sedgewick, Victor Bahl, Meenakshi Balasrishnan, and Chris Stephenson.

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