AntÃ³n Named ACM Distinguished Scientist
Dr. Annie Antón, professor of computer science at NC State University, has been named a 2009 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. The program represents the "top 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field. ACM's current worldwide membership exceeds 96,000." 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. Antón 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
She 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.
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