Assoc. Professor Dragomir Radev has been
elected a 2008 ACM Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery. The Distinguished Member Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.
The new 2008 ACM Distinguished Members include computer scientists and engineers from some of the world's leading corporations, research labs, and universities. They are being honored for significant advances in computing technology that have dramatically influenced progress in science, engineering, business, and many other areas of human endeavor.
"These prominent men and women originate from many parts of the computing field, but they have in common a commitment to technology and a passion for progress," said ACM President Dame Wendy Hall. "Their achievements touch virtually every industry in the world, and we celebrate their entrepreneurial and creative spirit for the way it has changed our lives."
Prof. Radev is an Associate Professor in both the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He is the leader of CLAIR, the Computational Linguistics And Information Retrieval research group. His research interests include information retrieval, natural language processing, digital libraries, text and data mining, and artificial intelligence.