Professors Joost-Pieter Katoen and Wil van der Aalst named ACM-Fellows 2020

18/01/2021

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest and oldest professional association of computer scientists, has named RWTH professors Joost-Pieter Katoen and Wil van der Aalst ACM-Fellows 2020.

 

This extraordinary honor is thus bestowed upon two members of the ICT Steering Committee. With the ACM-Fellow title, the society recognizes the top 1% of its members for outstanding achievements and contributions in computing and information technology.

Professor Wil van der Aalst, Chair of Process and Data Science, was recognized for his scientific achievements in process mining and data science. He is known as the founding father of the process mining discipline. For extraordinary contributions to the field of model checking software and probabilistic systems, Joost-Pieter Katoen, speaker of the ICT Steering Committee and Chair of Computer Science 2 - Software Modeling and Verification, has been honored as ACM-Fellow. Of the 95 fellowships awarded this year, only three went to researchers from German universities.

Congratulations to our board members for this prestigious recognition!

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