- December 8, 2011
Kraut, Blelloch Named ACM Fellows
Guy Blelloch, professor of computer science, and Robert Kraut, the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, are among 46 leading computer scientists named 2011 Fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery.
The ACM cited Kraut for his contributions to human-computer interaction and Blelloch for his work in parallel computing.
ACM will formally recognize the 2011 Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on June 16, 2012, in San Francisco, CA. Additional information about the ACM 2011 Fellows, the awards event, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners is available at www.acm.org/awards.
“These women and men, who are some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in computer science and engineering, are changing how the world lives and works,” said ACM President Alain Chesnais. “They have mastered the tools of computing and computer science to address the many significant challenges that confront populations across the globe. These international luminaries are responsible for solutions that are transforming our society for the better – in healthcare, communications, cybersecurity, robotics, commerce, industry, and entertainment.”
About Carnegie Mellon:
Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a
distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business,
public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and
graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating
and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration,
and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for
close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive
on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among
leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of
Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif.,
and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe.
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