U.Va. Computer Science Professor Named ACM Fellow

May 28, 2009 — University of Virginia computer science professor Jack W. Davidson was among 44 members named Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery recognized for their contributions to computing technology that has generated a broad range of innovations to industry, commerce, entertainment and education. The 2008 Fellows, from the world's leading universities, industry and research labs, have created advances in computer theory as well as practice.

"These men and women are the inventors of technology that impact the way people live and work throughout the world," said association president Wendy Hall. "Their selection as 2008 ACM Fellows offers us an opportunity to recognize their dedicated leadership in this dynamic field, and to honor their contributions to solving complex problems, expanding the impact of technology and advancing the quality of life for people everywhere."

Davidson was recognized for his contributions in compiler design and implementation. At U.Va's School of Engineering and Applied Science, his research focuses on two complementary areas of computer science: compiler construction and computer architecture. He investigates the interaction between hardware and software with a goal of developing effective solutions.

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