ACM recognizes outstanding alums

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), recently announced that CS alum Lixin Gao (Ph.D. '97) has been named an ACM Fellow for contributions to network protocols and internet routing. She is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering atUMass Amherst.  The grade of Fellow recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.

ACM also named three CS Ph.D. alums, Antony L. Hosking (Ph.D. '95), Erich M. Nahum (Ph.D. '97), and Peri Tarr (Ph.D. '96), as 2013 Distinguished Members for their individual contributions and their singular impacts on the dynamic computing field. Nahum and Tarr are Researchers at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and Hosking is an Associate Professor at Purdue University. The ACM Distinguished Member program, initiated in 2006, recognizes those members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.