Indiana U Prof Wins ACM 2007 Contributor Award

The Association for Computing Machinery named David Wise, a professor of computer science at the Indiana University's School of Informatics, the winner of its 2007 Outstanding Contribution Award.

ACM said Wise has been prolific in his support for university computing research, as well as the ACM.

Wise led the creation of the Federated Computing Research Conference to improve communication among researchers in different computer science and engineering fields.

He also created the subscription and copyright policy of ACM's Digital Library and advocated for the inclusion of newsletters and conference proceedings for ACM's special interest groups.

Wise chaired ACM's special interest group on programming languages and served as its vice president and secretary-treasurer.

His research interests include applicative programming, multiprocessing architectures, and algorithms. Wise also secured funding from the National Science Foundation to support a scientific portal that provides a gateway to the TeraGrid, used by large numbers of scientists around the country.

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