Michael Mitzenmacher and Stuart Shieber, faculty members at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), are among 47 leading computer scientists named 2014 fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
The 2014 ACM fellows have been selected by their peers on the basis of their contributions to key computing fields, including database mining and design; artificial intelligence and machine learning; cryptography and verification; Internet security and privacy; computer vision and medical imaging; electronic design automation; and human-computer interaction.
“Our world has been immeasurably improved by the impact of their innovations,” said ACM President Alexander L. Wolf in a statement. “We recognize their contributions to the dynamic computing technologies that are making a difference to the study of computer science, the community of computing professionals, and the countless consumers and citizens who are benefiting from their creativity and commitment.”
Mitzenmacher, the Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Computer Science at Harvard SEAS, was cited for his contributions to coding theory, hashing algorithms and data structures, and networking algorithms.
Shieber, the James O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science at Harvard SEAS, was cited for his contributions to natural-language processing, and to open-access systems and policy.