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Stephen Keckler, professor at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science, was awarded Fellow status with a citation "for contributions to computer architectures and technology modeling."

ACM has recognized 46 of its members for their contributions to computing provided fundamental knowledge to the computing field and generated multiple technology advances in industry, commerce, healthcare, entertainment, and education.  The 2011 ACM Fellows, from the world’s leading universities, corporations, and research labs, are helping to drive the innovations that will sustain competitiveness in the digital age.

“These women and men, who are some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in computer science and engineering, are changing how the world lives and works,” said ACM President Alain Chesnais. “They have mastered the tools of computing and computer science to address the many significant challenges that confront populations across the globe. These international luminaries are responsible for solutions that are transforming our society for the better—in healthcare, communications, cybersecurity, robotics, commerce, industry, and entertainment.”

ACM will formally recognize the 2011 Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on June 16, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. Additional information about the ACM 2011 Fellows, the awards event, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners is available at

Excerpts of the ACM press release were used in the development of this spotlight.

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

About the ACM Fellows Program

The ACM Fellows Program, initiated in 1993, celebrates the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the computing field. These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners and end-users of information technology throughout the world. The new ACM Fellows join a distinguished list of colleagues to whom ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership in computing and information technology.

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