David Atienza Alonso elected ACM Fellow



On January 18th, the Association for Computing Machinery announced the election of 57 new Fellows, including David Atienza Alonso, head of the Embedded Systems Laboratory in the School of Engineering.

David Atienza Alonso © EPFL DR

David Atienza Alonso was elected a 2022 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in recognition of his work on “the design of high-performance integrated systems and ultra-low power edge circuits and architectures.”

In a press release, the ACM stated that the Fellows were elected for their "wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in disciplines including cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and recommender systems among many other areas," and that their accomplishments "make possible the computing technologies we use every day".

“Computing’s most important advances are often the result of a collection of many individual contributions, which build upon and complement each other,” explained ACM President Yannis Ioannidis. “But each individual contribution is an essential link in the chain. The ACM Fellows program is a way to recognize the women and men whose hard work and creativity happens inconspicuously but drives our field. In selecting a new class of ACM Fellows each year, we also hope that learning about these leaders might inspire our wider membership with insights for their own work.”

According to the ACM, the Fellows program recognizes the top 1% of ACM Members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology, and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Fellows are nominated by their peers, with nominations reviewed by a distinguished selection committee.