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Published: 2019-12-19

Diego Calvanese honored as ACM Fellow

NEWS Diego Calvanese, Wallenberg visiting Professor at the Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, has been named as an ACM Fellow.

Text: Mikael Hansson

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 58 members ACM Fellows for wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, combating cybercrime, quantum computing and wireless networking.

One of them is Diego Calvanese, Wallenberg visiting Professor at the Department of Computing Science, Umeå University. Diego Calvanese is honored for foundational work and for contributions to description logics and their applications in data management and software engineering.

“I am very happy for the recognition by ACM. It shows that the research I do is relevant for the scientific community as a whole,” Diego Calvanese says.

ACM Fellowship is an award and fellowship that recognises outstanding members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The title of ACM Fellow indicates excellence, as evidenced by technical, professional and leadership contributions.

The accomplishments of the 2019 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives. ACM Fellows comprise an elite group that represents less than 1% of the Association’s global membership.

“Each year, we look forward to welcoming some of the most outstanding individuals as Fellows. The ACM Fellows program is a cornerstone of our overall recognition effort,” said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake in announcing the 2019 ACM Fellows.