Only five Dutch computer scientists previously received this symbol of excellence, among whom Edsger Dijkstra, Martin Kersten and Andrew Tanenbaum, who all worked at CWI. The two currently active Dutch ACM fellows are Joost-Pieter Katoen and Wil van der Aalst, both at RWTH Aachen.
About the Fellows program
The ACM Fellows program was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding ACM members. Only the top 1% of the ACM members is selected for this fellowship. They are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Fellows are nominated by their peers, with nominations reviewed by a distinguished selection committee.
For 2022 ACM named 57 fellows for outstanding contributions that propel technology today.