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Mark Braverman, Elad Hazan, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz named 2021 ACM Fellows

Professors Mark Braverman, Elad Hazan, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz have been named 2021 ACM Fellows.

Mark Braverman, Elad Hazan, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz
Left to right: Mark Braverman, Elad Hazan, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz.  photos by David Kelly Crow

Professor Mark Braverman is recognized for contributions to computational complexity, information theory, and algorithmic mechanism design. Professor Elad Hazan is recognized for contributions to efficient algorithms for convex and nonconvex optimization. Professor Szymon Rusinkiewicz is recognized for contributions to acquisition, representation, analysis, rendering, and fabrication of 3D models.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 71 members ACM Fellows for wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in areas including algorithms, computer science education, cryptography, data security and privacy, medical informatics, and mobile and networked systems ─ among many other areas. The accomplishments of the 2021 ACM Fellows underpin important innovations that shape the technologies we use every day.

The ACM Fellows program recognizes the top 1% of ACM Members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Fellows are nominated by their peers, with nominations reviewed by a distinguished selection committee. 

“Computing professionals have brought about leapfrog advances in how we live, work, and play,” said ACM President Gabriele Kotsis. “New technologies are the result of skillfully combining the individual contributions of numerous men and women, often building upon diverse contributions that have emerged over decades. But technological progress would not be possible without the essential building blocks of individual contributors. The ACM Fellows program honors the creativity and hard work of ACM members whose specific accomplishments make broader advances possible. In announcing a new class of Fellows each year, we celebrate the impact ACM Fellows make, as well as the many technical areas of computing in which they work.” 

In keeping with ACM’s global reach, the 2021 Fellows represent universities, corporations, and research centers in Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, and the United States. 

The contributions of the 2021 Fellows run the gamut of the computing field―including cloud database systems, deep learning acceleration, high performance computing, robotics, and theoretical computer science ─ to name a few.  

Additional information about the 2021 ACM Fellows, as well as previously named ACM Fellows, is available through the ACM Fellows website.

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