ACM (The Association for Computing Machinery) has announced the winners of three awards honoring significant contributions to the computing and information technology field. These awards recognize dedicated professionals whose creativity and commitment to innovation have changed the way the world works and lives, from expanded opportunities for technical women and vastly improved processor efficiency to greater access to digitized computing research. The recipients will be honored at the annual ACM Awards Banquet on June 27, 2009, in San Diego, CA.
The awards include:
Eggers is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE as well as AAAS (the American Association for the Advancement of Science) and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. The Athena Lecturer Award, given by the ACM Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W), recognizes women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. The award includes a $10,000 honorarium provided by Google Inc.
Graves, ACM Director of Information Systems, has led the design, implementation, and evolution of the ACM Digital Library and Guide over the past 10 years. He was cited for his technical leadership and initiative in evaluating, engaging, and shaping the latest technologies to ensure that the DL satisfies the growing demands of ACM members as a resource to organize, store, and use this massive digital collection.
Rous, ACM Deputy Director of Publications and Electronic Publishing Program Director, initiated the first prototype ACM Digital Library. Working with the broader publishing community, he oversaw the DL's ability to reflect the best thinking in defining a digital collection of the computing literature. His efforts are reflected in the DL's distinguishing features, which include extracted references from published material, full reference linking, and a new level of dynamic bibliometrics that captures usage and citation statistics.
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. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.
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