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Berger, Ganesan Among 2018 ACM Distinguished Members

Emery Berger & Deepak Ganesan
Emery Berger & Deepak Ganesan

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named computer science professors Emery Berger and Deepak Ganesan 2018 ACM Distinguished Members for their outstanding scientific contributions to computing.

The two are among 49 innovators honored for their contributions in a range of technical areas, including algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer science education, cybersecurity, graphics, human-computer interaction and networking.

"By honoring these individuals, we highlight the professional achievements behind the technologies that have transformed both our daily lives and society in general," said ACM president Cherri M. Pancake. "These computing leaders really epitomize ACM's mission of 'advancing computing as a science and a profession.'"

The Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions around the world. They represent countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The ACM Distinguished Member program, initiated in 2006, recognizes those members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges.