Two faculty at UCSB -- both with ties to the Network Science IGERT -- were named ACM Fellows.
- Elizabeth Belding, Professor of Computer Science, has been named an ACM Fellow, “for contributions to communication in mobile networks and their deployment in developing regions.”
- B. S. Manjunath, Professor of ECE, has been named an ACM Fellow, “for contributions to image search and retrieval with applications in digital libraries, marine sciences, and biology.”
The following comes from https://awards.acm.org/fellows:
ACM has named 56 members ACM Fellows for significant contributions in areas including computer architecture, mobile networks, robotics, and systems security. The accomplishments of the 2018 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives. ACM Fellows are composed of an elite group that represents less than 1% of the Association’s global membership.
"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."