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December 11, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Microsoft, Amazon, UW researchers named ACM Fellows

Three local computer-science researchers today were named fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery, a high honor in the field.

“These men and women are advancing the art and science of computing with enormous impacts for how we live and work,” ACM President Vinton Cerf said in the release. “The impact of their contributions highlights the role of computing in creating advances that range from commonplace applications to extraordinary breakthroughs, and from the theoretical to the practical. Some recipients have also helped to broaden participation in computing, particularly among underrepresented groups, and to expand its impact across multiple disciplines.”

Among the 52 recipients this year are researchers at Microsoft, Amazon.com and the University of Washington. They are:

Jonathan Grudin of Microsoft Research: “For contributions to human computer interaction with an emphasis on computer supported cooperative work.”

Anna Karlin of University of Washington: “For contributions to the design and analysis of algorithms and their use in the study of systems design.”

Rajeev R. Rastogi of Amazon.com: “For contributions to the analysis and management of large data sets.”

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