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December 19, 2011

Mueller Named 2011 ACM Distinguished Scientist

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Mueller, professor of computer science at NC State University, who has been named a 2011 Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
The ACM Distinguished Member Recognition Program, initiated in 2006, recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field.  Recipients of this honor include computer scientists and engineers from some of the world’s leading corporations, research labs and universities who made significant advances in technology that are having lasting impacts on the lives of people across the globe.
There are three categories for the Distinguished Member grade level:  Distinguished Educator, Distinguished Engineer, and Distinguished Scientist.  To be considered a Distinguished Scientist, Dr. Mueller has met one or more of the following general criteria: 
  • Demonstrates substantial depth and breadth of understanding of the field, including the creation of new ideas and the synthesis of work by others
  • Serves as a mentor and role model guiding technical career development for others
  • Exhibits eminence by contributing to the field beyond the norm, including conference presentations or leadership roles within ACM or other organizations
He has also met one or more of the following specific criteria for Distinguished Scientists:
  • Has contributed to the advancement of the science of computing, and to building the knowledge base within the field of computer science
  • Has been published in peer-reviewed scholarly or professional journals or conferences
  • Has received research awards or grants based on innovative proposals.
Mueller’s research focuses on compilers and code optimization, concurrent and distributed systems, real-time and embedded systems, architecture and programming languages.
Mueller is a member of the Center for Efficient, Secure and Reliable Computing (CESR), the Center for High Performance Simulations (CHiPS), the Engineering Research Center for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems (FREEDM), the Secure Open Systems Initiative (SOSI), and the Center for Open Software Engineering (COSE).
Mueller is the second professor from the NC State Computer Science Department to be named a 2011 Distinguished Scientist.  Dr. Laurie Williams also received the honor.
For more information on Dr. Mueller, click here.
For more information on the ACM Distinguished Member Awards, click here.
For more information on the Association of Computing Machinery, click here.


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