Three MIT faculty elected 2020 ACM Fellows

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From left to right: Anantha Chandrakasan, Alan Edelman, Samuel Madden.

Three MIT faculty members have been elected as fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The new fellows are among 95 ACM members recognized as the top 1% 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.

Anantha Chandrakasan is dean of the School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He leads the MIT Energy-Efficient Circuits and Systems Group, which works on a variety of projects such as ultra-low power Internet of Things (IoT) devices, energy-efficient processors, machine learning processors, hardware security for computing devices, and wireless systems. He was recognized as a 2020 ACM fellow for his energy-efficient design methodologies and circuits that enable ultralow-power wireless sensors and computing devices. 

Alan Edelman PhD ’89 is an applied mathematics professor for the Department of Mathematics and Applied Computing Group Leader for Computer Science and AI Laboratories (CSAIL) and cofounder of the Julia programming language. His research includes high-performance computing, numerical computation, linear algebra, random matrix theory, and scientific machine learning. He was recognized as a 2020 ACM fellow for contributions to algorithms and languages for numerical and scientific computing.

Samuel Madden is the College of Computing Distinguished Professor of Computing. Madden’s research is in the area of database systems, focusing on database analytics and query processing, ranging from clouds to sensors to modern high-performance server architectures. He co-directs the Data Systems for AI Lab initiative and the Data Systems Group, investigating issues related to systems and algorithms for data focusing on applying new methodologies for processing data, including applying machine learning methods to data systems and engineering data systems for applying machine learning at scale. He was recognized as a 2020 ACM fellow for contributions to data management and sensor computing systems.

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