The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named Professor Felix Naumann as a “Distinguished Member“ on December 15th. Prof. Naumann, who has headed the Research Group Information Systems at the Hasso Plattner Institute since 2006, receives the award from the largest international society for computer science for outstanding scientific contributions in this field.
Since 2006, the ACM's Distinguished Member program has annually honored members who have at least 15 years of professional experience, have made significant achievements, or have had a significant impact on a field of computer science. The total of 63 selected ACM Distinguished Members 2021 includes only two German researchers. One of them is Professor Felix Naumann.
The computer scientist has been head of the Information Systems Department at the Hasso Plattner Institute since 2006 and has also been spokesperson for the HPI Research School "Data Science and Engineering" for doctoral students since 2019.
All ACM Distinguished Members 2021 work at leading universities, research institutions and companies worldwide. They are long-time ACM members and have been selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that advance computer science. In addition, a Distinguished Member is expected to serve as a mentor and role model, and to contribute to the field beyond the norm.