The National Academy of Sciences recently announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected bring the total number of active members to 2,250 and the total number of foreign associates to 452.
The list includes these five computer scientists:
Manindra Agrawal, the N. Rama Rao Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. His research is in cryptography, complex analysis and combinatorics.
Robert E. Kahn, the President and CEO of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives in Reston, Va. Recently he has been developing the concept of a digital object architecture as a key middleware component of the National Information Infrastructure. Kahn is also a former Computing Research Association board member from 2004-2007.
Jitendra Malik, the Arthur J. Chick Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. His research is in computer vision, computational modeling of human vision, computer graphics and the analysis of biological images.
Kurt Mehlhorn, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany. His research interests include data structures, computational geometry, computer algebra, parallel computing, and computational complexity.
Moshe Y. Vardi, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and the Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University. His research is in database systems, computational complexity theory, multiagent systems and specification and verification of hardware and software. Moshe is also a former Computing Research Association board member from 2001-2008.
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