The Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, has cited 44 of its members as Fellows for their contributions to computing theory and technology that impacts the way people live and work worldwide and for their potential to serve as distinguished colleagues to whom the ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership as the world of information technology evolves.
As reported by the MIT News Office, July 23, 2008, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, HST, professor Roger G. Mark, and HST principal research scientist Gari D.
Jeffrey H. Shapiro, the Julius A. Stratton Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Director of the Research Lab of Electronics, RLE, will receive the International Quantum Communication Award for outstanding achievements in quantum communication research at the bi-annual Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computer, QCMC, conference to be held at University of Calgary, Canada, on 19-24 August, 2008.
The Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) SIGPLAN has awarded Barbara Liskov the 2008 Programming Languages Achievement Award. The annual award is given to recognize an individual (or individuals) who has (have) made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of programming languages. The contribution can be a single event or a life-time of achievement and includes a prize of $5,000.
Emanuel E. Landsman '58, SM '59, ScD'66 (EE) and his wife, Sheila E. Landsman have made a generous $4 million dollar gift to the MIT Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems (LEES) and to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) that will provide a career development professorship, fellowship support and UROP funds in the fields of power electronics and electric energy-related engineering.
In a process of pure wits--solving a semester's worth of real-world computer problems in five hours, this year's MIT team for the IBM sponsored Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, International Computer Programming Contest, ICPC, held in Alberta Canada, placed second overall, winning gold medal standing and first place in North America.