Prof. Kai Chen Named Distinguished Member of ACM for Groundbreaking Contributions to Data Center Networks

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Kai Chen, Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest and most prestigious society of computing professionals. Prof. Chen's remarkable contributions lie in the design and implementation of data center networks. This esteemed recognition is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of computing and have demonstrated excellence in their professional endeavors.

ACM has selected 52 individuals as Distinguished Members for the year 2023. These exceptional individuals, including Prof. Kai Chen, were nominated by their peers for their outstanding work in advancing computing, fostering innovation in various domains, and enhancing computer science education.

About ACM Distinguished Member program

The ACM Distinguished Member program acknowledges up to 10 percent of the ACM membership worldwide, selecting individuals based on their professional experience and significant achievements in computing beyond the norm. Nominees must possess a minimum of 15 years of professional experience in the field and five years of Professional ACM Membership in the last 10 years. Additionally, they must have achieved a notable level of accomplishment or made a significant impact in their respective areas. Distinguished Members are also expected to serve as mentors and role models to younger professionals, contributing to the growth and development of the field.

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

Congratulations to Prof. Kai Chen!