ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named CWI researcher David A. Shamma as one of the 45 Distinguished Members 2016 in the subcategory ‘distinguished engineers’. ACM distinguished members are recognized for their individual contributions to the field of computing. Their achievements have advanced the science, engineering and education of computing, and highlight the growing role of computing in the major technological advances shaping society today.
The 2016 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions around the world. These trailblazers have made contributions in a wide range of technical areas.
Dr. David A. Shamma is a senior scientist at CWI’s Distributed and Interactive Systems. Prior to CWI, he was the founding director of the HCI Research Group at Yahoo Labs and Flickr. He primarily investigates social computing systems: how people interact, engage, and share media experiences both online and in-the-world. Focusing on creative expression and sharing frameworks, he designs and prototypes systems for multimedia-mediated communication, as well as develops targeted methods and metrics for understanding how people communicate online in small environments and at web scale. Ayman holds a B.S./M.S. from the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition at The University of West Florida and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Intelligent Information Laboratory at Northwestern University. Before Yahoo, he was an instructor at the Medill School of Journalism and has also taught courses in Computer Science and Studio Art.
The ACM Distinguished Member grade was established in 2006 to recognize those members who have made outstanding technical, educational, or leadership contributions to the computing field. To be eligible for nomination, members must have at least 15 years of professional experience in the computing field and 5 years of continuous professional ACM membership.
Personal webpage of David A. Shamma