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ACM Recognizes Visionaries Whose Service Benefits All Who Participate In Computing

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ACM recognized four individuals with awards for their exemplary service to the computing field. Working in diverse areas, the 2021 award recipients were selected by their peers for longstanding efforts that have strengthened the community. This year's ACM award recipients made important contributions such as authoring computing textbooks and curriculum; increasing diversity in computing; advancing professional organizations; making the web accessible to millions of people, and expanding ACM's global presence.

Mark Allen Weiss was named to receive the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award for advancing the art and science of computer science (CS) education through his textbooks, research, and curriculum design, which have affected thousands of instructors and students worldwide.

Erik Altman was named to receive the ACM Distinguished Service Award for his leadership in the computer architecture communities, and for contributions to ACM organizational development.

Judy Brewer was named to receive ACM Policy Award for her leadership of the Web Accessibility Initiative and development of multiple web accessibility standards, which have been adopted globally and improved accessibility for millions worldwide.

Dame Wendy Hall was named to receive ACM Presidential Award for her technical contributions that have significantly influenced the development of the Semantic Web and the field of Web Science; her leadership and impact in shaping the science and engineering policy agenda internationally; her advocacy and leadership in promoting informatics education throughout Europe through the Informatics for All coalition and other international groups; and her committed and inspired work to strengthen ACM's geographically diverse footprint and establishing and fostering regional councils to promote ACM activities in China, India, and Europe.

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