Giles Named ACM Fellow

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Publication Date: 2/26/2007

C. Lee Giles ’68, David Reese Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is one of 41 ACM fellows to be recognized for achievement in computer science and information technology. The association commended him for “contributions to information processing and Web analysis.”

Formerly a senior research scientist with NEC Research Institute, where he was co-creator of CiteSeer, an academic search engine for computer and information science literature, Giles joined Penn State in 2000, where he serves as director of the IST Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory. He also holds adjunct appointments in the departments of computer science and engineering and supply chain and information systems.

A prolific author and holder of eight patents, Giles is developing cyberinfrastructure for academic-scientific research and the academy with a focus on computer and information science.

Established in 1947, ACM is a nonprofit professional association for computing professionals and students who work in industry, academia and government in more than 100 countries. The ACM Fellows Program, begun in 1993, highlights individuals whose contributions to computing and information technology provide guidance and leadership to others.