The 2021 distinguished group of computing professionals were selected for their contributions in one of three fields: education, engineering or science. Professor Mühlhäuser was selected for his outstanding scientific contributions.
Professor Mühlhäuser’s Telecooperation Lab researches concepts and methods for human-centered smart spaces of all sizes: from personal cyber workstations and intelligent meeting rooms to smart cities and intelligent, resilient infrastructures. In addition, he is also heading the doctoral school Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users at TU Darmstadt and is a principal investigator in cooperative research centers such as the center for resilient digital cities emergenCITY, the German national research center for Cybersecurity ATHENE, and the collaborative research center MAKI on the Future Internet.
“Each year we are excited to recognize a new class of ACM Distinguished Members both for their professional achievements, as well as their longstanding membership with ACM,” said ACM President Gabriele Kotsis. “The Distinguished Members program is both a way to celebrate the trailblazing work of our members and to underscore how participation with a professional society enhances one’s career growth. This award category also emphasizes how ACM’s worldwide membership is the foundation of our organization.”
The 2021 Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions across the globe. To be nominated, a candidate must have at least 15 years of professional experience in the computing field, five years of professional ACM membership in the last 10 years and have made a significant impact in the field of computing, computer science or information technology. Furthermore, it is expected that a Distinguished Member serves as a mentor and role model, guiding technical career development and contributing to the field beyond the norm.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery claims to be the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting 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.