Professor Jian Tang Named a 2019 Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery

 Professor Jian Tang Named a 2019 Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery

November 5, 2019

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Jian Tang as a 2019 Distinguished Member for his outstanding scientific contributions to computing. All 2019 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that have contributed to technologies that underpin how we live, work and play.

“Each year it is our honor to select a new class of Distinguished Members,” said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “Our overarching goal is to build a community wherein computing professionals can grow professionally and, in turn, contribute to the field and the broader society. We are delighted to recognize these individuals for their contributions to computing, and we hope that the careers of the 2019 ACM Distinguished Members will continue to prosper through their participation with ACM.”

The 2019 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions around the world, and hail from Canada, China, Germany, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. These innovators have made contributions in a wide range of technical areas including artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, computer engineering, computer science education, cybersecurity, graphics, and networking.

“I am so honored and humbled by this recognition.  I would like to thank my students, colleagues, advisers, peers, friends and family, especially the faculty members of the EECS department at SU, for their help and support,” said Tang. “I will continue to try my best to contribute to the computing research and advance people’s understanding of emerging technologies.”