Professor Mokbel Named ACM Distinguished Member

November 10, 2017

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Professor Mohamed Mokbel as one of its Distinguished Members for scientific contributions to computing. Mokbel is one of 43 members selected for an extraordinary array of achievements, reflecting the many distinct areas of research and practice in the computing information technology fields.

“Computing technology is becoming an increasingly dominant force in our daily lives and is transforming society at every level,” said ACM President Vicki L. Hanson. “In naming a new roster of Distinguished Members each year, ACM underscores that the innovations which improve our lives do not come about by accident, but rather are the result of the hard work, inspiration and creativity of leading professionals in the field. We honor the 2017 class of ACM Distinguished Members for the essential role their accomplishments play in how we live and work.”

Mokbel joins a group of leading researchers from universities, corporations, and research institutions around the world, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. These innovators have made contributions in a wide range of technical areas including accessibility, computational geometry, cryptography, computer security, computer science education, data structures, healthcare technologies, human-computer interaction, nanoscale computing, robotics, and software engineering —to name a few.

The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field.

Please join CS&E in extending our congratulations to Professor Mokbel on this wonderful achievement.  A complete list of 2017 ACM Distinguished Members can be found on ACM’s website.

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