Computing Professors Recognized With Prestigious ACM Fellowships

Two Georgia Tech College of Computing faculty members have been named as Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

In an announcement made today, Executive Associate Dean Charles Isbell and School of Interactive Computing Professor Amy Bruckman were named as two of 56 ACM Fellows selected for 2018.

According to the ACM news release, “the accomplishments of the 2018 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives. ACM Fellows are composed of an elite group that represents less than 1 percent of the Association’s global membership.”

Isbell, a Georgia Tech alumnus, was named as an ACM Fellow “for contributions to interactive machine learning; and for contributions to increasing access and diversity in computing.”

The organization selected Bruckman for her “contributions to collaborative computing and foundational work in Internet research ethics.”

“In society, when we identify our tech leaders, we often think of men and women in industry who have made technologies pervasive while building major corporations,” said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “At the same time, the dedication, collaborative spirit and creativity of the computing professionals who initially conceived and developed these technologies goes unsung. The ACM Fellows program publicly recognizes the people who made key contributions to the technologies we enjoy. Even when their work did not directly result in a specific technology, they have made major theoretical contributions that have advanced the science of computing. We are honored to add a new class of Fellows to ACM’s ranks and we look forward to the guidance and counsel they will provide to our organization.”

Underscoring ACM’s global reach, the 2018 Fellows hail from universities, companies and research centers in Finland, Greece, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.

The 2018 Fellows have been cited for numerous contributions in areas including accessibility, augmented reality, algorithmic game theory, data mining, storage, software and the World Wide Web.

ACM will formally recognize its 2018 Fellows at the annual Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco on June 15, 2019. Additional information about the 2018 ACM Fellows, as well as previous ACM Fellows, is available through the ACM Fellows site.

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