IBM computer scientists have been at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation across a broad range of research areas. They have made pioneering contributions in artificial intelligence, high-speed processor design, computer architecture, natural language processing, programming languages, optimizing compilers, operating systems, storage systems, computer-supported cooperative work, databases, speech recognition, integer programming, and service-oriented architectures, to name a few.
The ACM Distinguished Member Recognition Program, initiated in 2006, recognizes those members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field. There are three categories for the Distinguished Member grade level: Distinguished Educator Distinguished Engineer, and Distinguished Scientist. ACM Distinguished Membership recognizes up to 10% of ACM’s top members who have had significant accomplishments or impact on the computing field.