Hong, Xing Named 2022 ACM Fellows

Susie CribbsThursday, January 19, 2023

SCS faculty members Jason Hong and Eric Xing have been recognized as fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Faculty members Jason Hong and Eric Xing from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have been recognized as fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The distinction, reserved for the top 1% of the association's membership, honors recipients' outstanding work in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.

"Computing's most important advances are often the result of a collection of many individual contributions, which build upon and complement each other," ACM President Yannis Ioannidis said. "But each individual contribution is an essential link in the chain. The ACM Fellows program is a way to recognize the women and men whose hard work and creativity happens inconspicuously but drives our field. In selecting a new class of ACM fellows each year, we also hope that learning about these leaders might inspire our wider membership with insights for their own work."

Hong, a professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, earned the fellow distinction for his contributions to ubiquitous computing and usable privacy and security. His Computer Human Interaction: Mobility Privacy Security (CHIMPS) research group uses methods from human-computer interaction, machine learning, systems and social psychology to investigate problems in smartphone privacy, usable security, and AI bias and fairness. He authored "The Design of Sites," a popular book on web design using web design patterns, and co-founded Wombat Security Technologies, which was acquired by Proofpoint in March 2018. Hong has participated on DARPA's Computer Science Study Panel, is an Alfred P. Sloan Research fellow, a Kavli fellow, a PopTech Science fellow, a New America National Cybersecurity fellow, and a member of the CHI Academy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his undergraduate degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Xing, a professor in the Machine Learning Department, the Computer Science Department and the Language Technologies Institute, develops machine learning and statistical methodologies and large-scale computational systems and architectures to solve problems in automated learning, reasoning and decision-making in a wide range of domains from AI and biology to social systems. He's the founder and chair of Petuum Inc., and has received the National Science Foundation Career Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, and the IBM Open Collaborative Research Faculty Award. He is the founding director of CMU's Center for Machine Learning and Health, and is an AAAI, IEEE and ASA fellow. He holds doctorates from Rutgers University and the University of California, Berkeley, and completed his undergraduate degree at Tsinghua University. He's currently on leave to serve as president of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in the United Arab Emirates. 

For more on this year's ACM fellows, visit the association's website.

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