CERIAS Assistant Director Mike Atallah Selected as Fellow of ACM
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has awarded the distinction of fellow to Professor Mike Atallah, CERIAS Assistant Director. The ACM is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the advancement of computer science and information technology. The ACM Fellows Program honors outstanding ACM members for their achievements in computer science and information technology and for their contributions to the organization's mission. The selection process is highly competitive: each year only about 20 individuals are selected as ACM Fellows.
Professor Atallah came to Purdue in 1982 after receiving a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, and is also a Fellow of the IEEE. At Purdue, he has also been recognized for his teaching by inclusion in the Purdue Book of Great Teachers, and inducted as a Fellow of the Purdue Teaching Academy. For the last 5 years he has also served as the Assistant Director of CERIAS.
The ACM Fellows Program was established by ACM Council in 1993 to recognize and honor outstanding ACM members for their achievements in computer science and information technology, and for their significant contributions to the mission of the ACM. The ACM Fellows serve as distinguished colleagues to whom the ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership as the world of information technology evolves. Professor Atallah will be inducted at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 9th, 2007.