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December 08, 2022

Chirkova Named Distinguished Member of the ACM

Congratulations to Dr. Rada Chirkova, professor of computer science in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named a 2022 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for her outstanding scientific contributions to computing.


The ACM has named 67 Distinguished Members for their outstanding contributions to the field of computing.  All 2022 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that move the computing field forward.


The 2022 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions in Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. ACM Distinguished Members are selected for their contributions in three separate categories: educational, engineering, and scientific. This year’s class of Distinguished Members made advancements in areas including algorithms, computer science education, cybersecurity, data management, energy efficient computer architecture, information retrieval, healthcare information technology, knowledge graph and semantic analysis, mobile computing, and software engineering, among many others.


The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience and significant achievements in the computing field. To be nominated, a candidate must have at least 15 years of professional experience in the computing field, five years of professional ACM membership in the last 10 years, and must have achieved a significant level of accomplishment or made a significant impact in the field of computing, computer science, or information technology. A Distinguished Member is expected to have served as a mentor and role model by guiding technical career development and contributing to the field beyond the norm. To see a complete list of winners, click here.



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