Prof. Igor Markov has been named ACM Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery. ACM's Distinguished Member Grade recognizes up to 10% of the top 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.
Prof. Markov's interests include computers that make computers (software and hardware), secure hardware design, combinatorial optimization with applications to the design, verification and debugging of integrated circuits, as well as in quantum logic circuits. New algorithmic techniques developed by Prof. Markov have been implemented in open-source projects and industry tools, leading to order-of-magnitude improvements in practice.
Prof. Markov has co-authored three books and more than 180 refereed publications, some of which have been honored by the best-paper awards. He is the recipient of a DAC Fellowship, an ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty award, an ACM SIGDA Technical Leadership Award, an NSF CAREER award, an IBM Partnership Award, a Synplicity Inc. Faculty award, a Microsoft A. Richard Newton Breakthrough Research Award, and the inaugural IEEE CEDA Early Career Award. He was also honored by the University of Michigan with the EECS Department Outstanding Achievement Award.
Prof. Markov received his M.A. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. He is a senior member of IEEE and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
ACM press release: ACM Names 54 Distinguished Members for Contributions to Computing
Posted: December 15, 2011