By Aaron Aupperlee
The Association for Computing Machinery has named Anupam Gupta and Matthew T. Mason 2021 ACM fellows.
The ACM recognized Gupta, a professor in the Computer Science Department, for his contributions to approximation algorithms, online algorithms, stochastic algorithms and metric embeddings. Mason, a professor emeritus in the Robotics Institute, was honored for his contributions to robotic manipulation and manipulation path planning.
The ACM fellows program honors the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology or outstanding service to the ACM and larger computing community. Gupta and Mason were among 70 fellows recognized in 2021.
“Computing professionals have brought about leapfrog advances in how we live, work and play,” said ACM President Gabriele Kotsis. “New technologies are the result of skillfully combining the individual contributions of numerous men and women, often building upon diverse contributions that have emerged over decades. But technological progress would not be possible without the essential building blocks of individual contributors. The ACM fellows program honors the creativity and hard work of ACM members whose specific accomplishments make broader advances possible. In announcing a new class of fellows each year, we celebrate the impact ACM fellows make, as well as the many technical areas of computing in which they work.”
Gupta’s research focuses on algorithm design and algorithms for uncertain environments, like those arising in online and stochastic optimization. Mason, a past director of the Robotics Institute, heads the Manipulation Lab and studies robotic and human manipulation.
For more on this year’s fellows, visit the ACM website.