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ECE Professor and Chair Yingying Chen Named an ACM Fellow

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the global educational and scientific computing organization, has named 68 Fellows it is celebrating for their contributions to computing science and technology that support daily life. Among the Class of 2023 inductees is Yingying Chen, professor and chair in the School of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Science.

Since 1993, the ACM Fellows Program has honored leaders in the computing field whose contributions have all helped shape modern digital society . Chen and her fellow inductees join a roster of eminent colleagues who offer guidance to ACM and its members – and who make up just 1% of ACM’s nearly 10,000 global members.

According to Chen, she has been involved with ACM for more than 25 years, having published in top-tier ACM conferences in both computing and security, and having helped organize high-profile international conferences. She has also served on the executive committee of ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM’s group specializing in wearable and mobile computing, and wireless networks.

“The elevation to ACM Fellow is tremendously meaningful to me,” Chen says. “It strongly indicates the recognition of my contributions to the design and application of mobile sensing and mobile security systems, which have profound societal impacts, together with the contributions of other ACM Fellows.”

She adds, “I am very proud that I have been elevated to Fellow in the same class as the deep learning giants, Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yan LeCun, the ‘godfathers’ of AI, and Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.”