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Computer Scientist Recognized as Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Computer Scientist Recognized as Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Professor Lili Qiu in the Department of Computer Science has been named an ACM Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery.

Qiu received the recognition, along with 55 other top achievers in computing, for her work in the design and analysis of wireless network protocols and mobile systems.

ACM Fellows are singled out annually as individuals from around the globe who have made pivotal achievements in digital technology. Professionals who have made transformative contributions and who represent an elite group of members of the association from six countries received recognition this year. A press release announcing Qiu's selection noted, "The accomplishments of the 2018 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives." 

Qiu, who joined the UT Austin faculty in 2005, was previously elected an IEEE Fellow and made a member of UT's Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG). She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and a Google Faculty Research Award. She was previously named an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

2018 ACM Fellows include top contributors from universities, companies and research centers doing work in areas as diverse as improving the accessibility of voting, advancing computer animation, making breakthroughs in machine learning and natural language processing, developing cutting-edge software and advancing computer architecture, mobile networks, robotics and systems security.

"In society, when we identify our tech leaders, we often think of men and women in industry who have made technologies pervasive while building major corporations," said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. "At the same time, the dedication, collaborative spirit and creativity of the computing professionals who initially conceived and developed these technologies goes unsung. The ACM Fellows program publicly recognizes the people who made key contributions to the technologies we enjoy. Even when their work did not directly result in a specific technology, they have made major theoretical contributions that have advanced the science of computing. We are honored to add a new class of Fellows to ACM's ranks and we look forward to the guidance and counsel they will provide to our organization." 

ACM will formally recognize its 2018 Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco in June 2019. 

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

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