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ACM names three from MIT for computer science

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers and professionals, has recognized three MIT researchers among 41 of its members for their contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology. The new ACM fellows, from some of the world's leading industries, universities and research labs, made significant advances that are having lasting effects on the lives of people throughout the world.

The MIT researchers are Arvind, the Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, for his contributions to dataflow computing and verification; John Guttag, the Dugald C. Jackson Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, for his contributions to algebraic specifications and abstract data types; and Charles E. Leiserson, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, for his contributions to parallel and distributed computing.

"The contributions these computing scientists and professionals have made to our world and the way we live are remarkable," said ACM President Stuart Feldman. "Their work reflects outstanding displays of creativity and commitment to the computing community, which continues to drive innovation in industries and enterprises across the globe."

ACM will formally recognize the new fellows at its annual awards banquet on June 9 in San Diego. Additional information about the ACM 2006 fellows, the awards event and previous ACM fellows and award winners is available at

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 14, 2007 (download PDF).

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