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NEW YORK -- ACM has recognized 44 of its members for their contributions to computing technology that have generated a broad range of innovations to industry, commerce, entertainment, and education. The 2008 ACM Fellows, from the world's leading universities, industries, and research labs, created advances in computer theory as well as practice. These technology developments have consistently demonstrated their crucial role in forming the foundation for sustained economic growth in an information-based society.
"These men and women are the inventors of technology that impact the way people live and work throughout the world," said ACM President, Professor Dame Wendy Hall. "Their selection as 2008 ACM Fellows offers us an opportunity to recognize their dedicated leadership in this dynamic field, and to honor their contributions to solving complex problems, expanding the impact of technology, and advancing the quality of life for people everywhere."
The complete list of 2008 ACM Fellows is appended at the end of this announcement.
Within the corporate sector, the 2008 ACM Fellows named from Microsoft Research were cited for contributions ranging from computer security and verification to human-computer interaction, computational photography and distributed computing. IBM Almaden and Thomas J. Watson Research Centers each had Fellows, who were recognized for query-processing language, and computational geometry, which is often used in the development of computer graphics, computer-aided design, robotics, and other applications. Other corporate entities with 2008 Fellows were Intel Corp., Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, and Palo Alto Research Center . Their respective contributions include compiler technology and computer performance enhancement tools, database management and computer communications protocols.