Yiran Chen Elevated to ACM Fellow

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Chen was cited for his contributions to nonvolatile memory technologies

Yiran Chen Elevated to ACM Fellow

Duke professor of electrical and computer engineering Yiran Chen has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.

Fellowship is the organization’s highest level of membership and recognizes the top one percent of ACM’s members for outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Chen, who was cited for his contributions to nonvolatile memory technologies, was named a Distinguished Member by the ACM just two years ago.

The ACM Fellowship is the latest of a string of prestigious awards captured by Chen. In 2020 alone, Chen was inducted into the High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) Hall of Fame, received an ASP-DAC Prolific Author Award and won a prestigious IEEE Mid-Career Award. His coauthored work also received the Best Student Paper Award from the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) 2020.

Chen directs the National Science Foundation-funded Alternative Sustainable & Intelligent Computing (ASIC) consortium, a center focused on emerging computing platforms for cognitive applications. He co-directs the Duke Center for Computational Evolutionary Intelligence, which develops innovative memory and storage systems and new applications for machine learning, neuromorphic computing and mobile computing systems. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine.


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