Kiesler, Faloutsos Named ACM Fellows

Byron SpiceWednesday, December 8, 2010

Sara Kiesler, Hillman Professor of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, and Christos Faloutsos, professor of computer science, are among 41 distinguished scientists recognized by the Association of Computing Machinery as 2010 Fellows.

Kiesler, a Carnegie Mellon faculty member since 1979, was cited for revolutionizing the field of human-computer interaction. Faloutsos, who first came to the Computer Science Department as a visiting professor in 1997 and now is also affiliated with the Machine Learning Department and the Lane Center for Computational Biology, was recognized for his  contributions to data mining, indexing, fractals and power laws.

"These men and women have made advances in technology and contributions to the computing community that are meeting the dynamic demands of the 21st century," ACM President Alain Chesnais said of the 2010 Fellows.  "Their ability to think critically and solve problems creatively is enabling great advances on an international scale.   The selection of this year's Fellows reflects broad international representation of the highest achievements in computing, which are advancing the quality of life throughout society." 

ACM will formally recognize the 2010 Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet in June 4, 2011, in San Jose, CA. Additional information about the ACM 2010 Fellows, the awards event, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners is available at

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