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Andrew McGregor Named as ACM Distinguished Member

Andrew McGregor
Andrew McGregor

Associate Professor Andrew McGregor has been named as a 2020 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience, as well as significant achievements in the computing field. To be nominated, a candidate must have at least 15 years of professional experience in the computing field, five years of professional ACM membership in the last 10 years, and have achieved a significant level of accomplishment or made a significant impact in the fields of computing, computer science and/or information technology.

McGregor was selected for his outstanding scientific contributions to computing. He currently leads the NSF-funded TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science, an interdisciplinary initiative to strengthen ties between mathematics, computer science, and engineering, to promote long-term research in data science that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. McGregor, along with Professor Gerome Miklau and collaborators, was awarded the Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award by the ACM this year, for their 2010 paper, “Optimizing Linear Counting Queries under Differential Privacy.”

This year’s 64 newly inducted ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations, and research institutions in Australia, Canada, China, India, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.