ACM honors computer science and engineering faculty as Distinguished Scientists

ACM Distinguished ScientistsDr. Jianer Chen, Dr. Dmitri Loguinov, Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger and Dr. Duncan Moore "Hank" Walker were named as 2014 Distinguished Scientists by the Association for Computing Machinery. Forty-nine scientists, engineers and educators from universities, international corporations, and research institutions world-wide were selected as 2014 ACM Distinguished Members. Of the scientists selected, approximately 10 percent were chosen from among the faculty members in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Texas A&M University.

The ACM Distinguished Scientist designation is in recognition of an ACM member with at least 15 years of ACM membership and five years of continuous professional membership who has made a significant impact on the computing field.

Professor Chen has 18 years with the CSE department, supervising approximately 40 Ph.D. and master's students during his tenure. His research interests are in the areas of algorithms and complexity, computer networks, computer graphics and bioinformatics Chen has authored more than 200 journal publications and refereed conference publications and 11 book chapters. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Computer and System Sciences and the IEEE Transactions on Computers. He is recognized by the CSE department and the College of Engineering as a gifted educator and holds the University AFS Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for 2007.

After receiving his doctoral degree in computer science from City University of New York in 2002, Professor Loguinov joined the Texas A&M faculty as an assistant professor, becoming a full professor in 2011. His research fields include peer-to-peer networks, larger-scale information retrieval, web crawling, Internet measurement, stochastic modeling of networks, congestion control, random graphs, topology analysis, bandwidth estimation, and video streaming. He has written approximately 115 papers and holds four patents. Loguinov is active in the CSE department's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and the Undergraduate Student Research Grant program. He has mentored undergraduates who have won first place in REU/USRG poster competitions.

Eppright Professor Rauchwerger holds a doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Among his many awards are the IBM Faculty Award, Intel Faculty Award, NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and the TEES Select Young Faculty Award and TEES Senior Fellow. Rauchwerger is an IEEE Fellow. His research interests are in compilers for parallel and distributed computing, parallel and distributed C++ libraries, adaptive runtime optimizations, and architectures for parallel computing. His research paper "Adaptive Reduction Parallelization Techniques" was recently selected for publication in the ACM International Conference on Supercomputing 25th Anniversary Volume.

Walker, professor and former head of the CSE department, became a CSE faculty member in 1993. He directs the Electronic Design Automation Lab, which researches defect and fault testing, design automation, defect diagnosis, Design for Testability (DFT), and novel test methodologies. Walker instructs graduate and undergraduate students in software engineering, computer organization, and testing and diagnosis of digital systems. His numerous honors include the E.D. Brockett Professorship Award (2007), the Charles W. Crawford Service Award (2010), and the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award (2006). Walker additionally is a Dwight Look College of Engineering Fellow (2006-2007), AMD Fellow (2002), and TEES Fellow (1998).

There were 42 Distinguished Scientists named by ACM in 2014. Among the CSE faculty, Dr. Dilma M. Da Silva, Dr. Daniel A. Jiménez, Dr. Frank M. Shipman, Dr. Jennifer L. Welch, and Dr. Nancy M. Amato received the ACM Distinguished Scientist designation in previous years, bringing the total number of faculty ACM Distinguished Scientists to 10.