2009 ACM FELLOWS
ACM has recognized 47 of its members for their contributions to computing technology that have brought advances in the way people live and work throughout the world. The 2009 ACM Fellows, from the world's leading universities, industries, and research labs, created innovations in a range of computing disciplines that affect theory and practice, education and entertainment, industry and commerce.
The ACM Fellows who contribute to database community inducted in 2009 include:
- Jose A. Blakeley (Microsoft Corporation)
For contributions to database management systems and data access technologies.
- Joseph M Hellerstein (University of California, Berkeley)
For contributions to database systems and data management.
- Hans-Peter Kriegel (University of Munich)
For contributions to knowledge discovery and data mining, similarity search, spatial data management, and access methods for high-dimensional data.
- Maurizio Lenzerini (Sapienza Universita di Roma)
For contributions to data management and knowledge representation.
- Yossi Matias (Google, Inc)
For contributions to the analysis of large data sets and data streams.
- Renee J Miller (University of Toronto)
For innovations in metadata management, especially the creation of tools to integrate, transform, query and analyze information.
- Patricia G Selinger (IBM Research)
For contributions to relational database technology.
- Kyu-Young Whang (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
For contributions to physical database design, query processing, and database management system architecture.
You can read the official press release at http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/fellows-2009. For more information on the ACM Fellows program, please visit: http://fellows.acm.org.
ACM has three distinct member grades to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members:
- Fellows: ACM's most prestigious member grade 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. Candidates for Fellow must have 5 years of continuous Professional Membership.
- Distinguished Member: The Distinguished Member Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.
- Senior Member: The Senior Member Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers.