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AWArDs Were reCenTLy announced by ACM and the American Associa- tion for the Advancement of Science honoring leaders in the fields of computer science
VMware Workstation 1.0, which was
developed by Stanford University professor Mendel Rosenblum and his
colleagues Edouard Bugnion, Scott
Devine, Jeremy Sugerman, and Edward
Wang, was awarded the Software System Award for bringing virtualization
technology to modern computing environments, spurring a shift to virtual-machine architectures, and allowing
users to efficiently run multiple operating systems on their desktops.
Michael I. Jordan, a professor at
the University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient of the ACM/AAAI
Allen Newell Award for fundamental advances in statistical machine
learning—a field that develops computational methods for inference and
decision-making based on data.
Tim Roughgarden, an assistant professor at Stanford University, received
the Grace Murray Hopper Award for introducing novel techniques that quantify lost efficiency with the uncoordinated behavior of network users who
act in their own self-interest.
Matthias Felleisen, a Trustee Professor at Northeastern University,
was awarded the Karl V. Karlstrom
Outstanding Educator Award for his
visionary and long-standing contributions to K– 12 outreach programs.
Gregory D. Abowd, a professor at
Georgia Institute of Technology, is the
recipient of the Eugene L. Lawler Award
for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics
for promoting a vision of health care
and education that incorporates the
use of advanced information technologies to address difficult challenges re-
michael i. Jordan, university of california,
lating to the diagnosis and treatment of
behavioral disorders, as well as the assessment of behavioral change within
complex social environments.
Edward Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, received the
Distinguished Service Award for his
wide-ranging service to the computing community and his long-standing advocacy for this community at
the national level. (An interview with
Lazowska appears in the ACM Member News column on p. 12.)
Moshe Y. Vardi, the Karen Ostrum
George Professor in Computational En-
1.0 is the recipient
of acm’s software
gineering and Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University, is the recipient of
the Outstanding Contribution to ACM
Award for his leadership in restructuring
ACM’s flagship publication,
Communications of the ACM, into a more effective
communications vehicle for the global
computing discipline, and for organizing an influential, systematic analysis
of offshoring, Globalization and Offshoring of Software, which helped reinforce
the case that computing plays a fundamental role in defining success in a
competitive global economy.
Elaine Weyuker and Mathai Joseph
were named recipients of the ACM
Presidential Award. Weyuker, an AT&T
Fellow at Bell Labs, was honored for her
efforts in reshaping and enhancing the
growth of ACM-W to become a thriving
network that cultivates and celebrates
women seeking careers in computing.
Joseph, an advisor to Tata Consultancy
Services, was honored for his commitment to establishing an ACM presence
in India. His efforts were instrumental
in the formation of the ACM India Council, which was launched last January.
american academy fellows
Eight computing scientists and technology leaders were among the 229
newly elected Fellows and Foreign
Honorary Members to the American
Association for the Advancement of Science. They are: Randal E. Bryant, Carnegie Mellon University; Nancy A. Lynch,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ray Ozzie, Microsoft; Samuel J.
Palmisano, IBM; Burton Jordan Smith,
Microsoft; Michael Stonebraker, Ver-tica Systems; Madhu Sudan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Moshe Y.
Vardi, Rice University; and Jeannette
M. Wing, Carnegie Mellon University/
National Science Foundation.
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