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Professor Dacheng Tao named ACM Fellow

13 December 2019
University of Sydney AI expert and one of the world's most highly cited researchers, Professor Dacheng Tao has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Professor Dacheng Tao.

University of Sydney computer science expert and Director of the UBTECH Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre, Professor Dacheng Tao, has been awarded one of computer science’s most prestigious accolades - Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

The ACM Fellows comprise of an elite group that represents less than 1 percent of the association’s global membership. This year 58 Fellows have been selected for significant contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, combating cybercrime, quantum computing and wireless networking.

Professor Tao’s research has focused on artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, deep learning, statistical learning and their application to neuroscience, robotics and medical informatics.

“I am honoured to be elected as a Fellow of the ACM, a leading international organisation in computer science and engineering,” Professor Tao said.

“This recognition will help me strengthen my commitment to research in artificial intelligence from theory to practice.

“I would like to present my sincere appreciation to the University of Sydney for providing an awesome platform, and to my students, fellow researchers, collaborators and colleagues who have worked with me over the past years.”

The accomplishments of the 2019 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and benefit society.

“Computing technology has had a tremendous impact in shaping how we live and work today,” ACM President Cherri Pancake said.

“All of the technologies that directly or indirectly influence us are the result of countless hours of collaborative and/or individual work, as well as creative inspiration and, at times, informed risk-taking.

“Each year, we look forward to welcoming some of the most outstanding individuals as Fellows. The ACM Fellows program is a cornerstone of our overall recognition effort. In highlighting the accomplishments of the ACM Fellows, we hope to give credit where it is due, while also educating the public about the extraordinary array of areas in which computing professionals work.”

Earlier this year, Professor Tao was named as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers.

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