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ACM Fellows Inducted

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ACM has recognized 52 of its members for their contributions to computing that are fundamentally advancing technology in healthcare, cybersecurity, science, communications, entertainment, business, and education. The 2012 ACM Fellows personify the highest achievements in computing research and development from the world’s leading universities, corporations, and research labs, with innovations that are driving economic growth in the digital environment.

"These men and women are advancing the art and science of computing with enormous impacts for how we live and work," said ACM President Vinton G. Cerf. "The impact of their contributions highlights the role of computing in creating advances that range from commonplace applications to extraordinary breakthroughs, and from the theoretical to the practical. Some recipients have also helped to broaden participation in computing, particularly among underrepresented groups, and to expand its impact across multiple disciplines."

The ACM Fellows Program was established by Council in 1993 to recognize and honor outstanding ACM members for their achievements in computer science and information technology and for their significant contributions to the mission of the ACM. For a complete list of ACM Fellows, visit

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2012 ACM Fellows

Gustavo Alonso
    ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Lars Arge
    Aarhus University

Pierre Baldi
    University of California, Irvine

Hans-J. Boehm

Craig Boutilier
    University of Toronto

Tracy K. Camp
    Colorado School of Mines

Rick Cattell
    Cattell.Net LLC

Larry S. Davis
    University of Maryland

Ahmed K. Elmagarmid
    Qatar Computing Research Institute

Wenfei Fan
    University of Edinburgh

Lixin Gao
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Simson Garfinkel
    Naval Postgraduate School

Garth A. Gibson
    Carnegie Mellon University

Saul Greenberg
    University of Calgary

Markus Gross
    ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

David P. Grove
    IBM Research

Jonathan Grudin
    Microsoft Research

Rachid Guerraoui
    EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Manish Gupta
    Goldman Sachs

John Hershberger
    Mentor Graphics Corporation

Andrew B. Kahng
    University of California, San Diego

Anna Karlin
    University of Washington

Srinivasan Keshav
    University of Waterloo

Gregor Kiczales
    The University of British Columbia

Masaru Kitsuregawa
    The University of Tokyo

Leonid Libkin
    University of Edinburgh

Tova Milo
    Tel Aviv University

Klara Nahrstedt
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joseph O’Rourke
    Smith College

Benjamin C. Pierce
    University of Pennsylvania

Keshav K. Pingali
    University of Texas, Austin

Andrew M. Pitts
    University of Cambridge

Rajeev R. Rastogi

Raj Reddy
    Carnegie Mellon University

Keith Ross
    Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Karem Sakallah
    University of Michigan

Robert S. Schreiber

Steven Scott

Bart Selman
    Cornell University

Ron Shamir
    Tel Aviv University

Yoav Shoham
    Stanford University

Joseph Sifakis
    EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Alistair Sinclair
    University of California, Berkeley

Clifford Stein
    Columbia University

Ion Stoica
    University of California, Berkeley

Roberto Tamassia
    Brown University

Walter F. Tichy
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Patrick Valduriez

Leslie Valiant
    Harvard University

Kathy Yelick
    University of California at Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ramin Zabih
    Cornell University

Xiaodong Zhang
    The Ohio State University

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