The world's largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), has named Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos among 49 Distinguished Members recognised for outstanding contributions to the field.
"By honouring these individuals, we highlight the professional achievements behind the technologies that have transformed both our daily lives and society in general. Each Distinguished Member has also demonstrated a commitment to being part of the professional community through his or her longstanding membership in ACM. These computing leaders really epitomize ACM's mission of 'advancing computing as a science and a profession.'"
"I am humbled to be recognised for my scientific contributions to computing alongside some of the best researchers and innovators in the world. I started my career when computing was about how to design and program computers. 20 years later computing is a ubiquitous, largely invisible service that has fundamentally changed the way we work, live and think.
"As a researcher and Director of ECIT, I am proud of the impact that I and my colleagues have achieved in the field. I am equally excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of us. From the end of the silicon era, to the renaissance of AI, to the threat of the data tsunami, these are exciting times for computing. All of us in ECIT work closely with world-leading companies and innovators to make computing faster and safer, not just for business and the economy, but for the 2.3 billion people across the globe who depend on some form of computing to go about their everyday lives."
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