Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Eswaran Subrahmanian Earns Distinguished Member Recognition-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Eswaran Subrahmanian Earns Distinguished Member Recognition

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 / swaney@andrew.cmu.edu

Eswaran SubrahmanianPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Eswaran Subrahmanian has been named a Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his cross-disciplinary study of design through the fields of computer science, social sciences, engineering design and systems design.

"My inspiration for this cross-disciplinary work has come from the vision of CMU's Herbert Simon and his book 'The Sciences of the Artificial' and several other design computing pioneers," said Subrahmanian, a research professor in CMU's Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES). "Recently, I have been exploring the role of simulation, gaming and visualization to understand the role of participation in design of public infrastructures in India, and to deepen the information-based theory of designing."

Subrahmanian is one of 40 individuals from around the world to receive ACM's Distinguished Member recognition for 2013. The award is given for outstanding individual contributions and impact on the field of computing.

"This is a wonderful honor for me as I continue my research into the development of information-based theory of engineering design, and my work on collaborative engineering support systems with companies such as ABB, Bosch and so many others," Subrahmanian said.

"These recipients are problem-solvers, prophets and producers who are powering the future of the digital age," said Vinton G. Cerf, ACM president. He said these ACM members are "the driving force for enabling the computing community to change how we work and live."

Seventy percent of the 2013 recipients are from leading international academic institutions. Another 30 percent represent prominent corporate and national research labs from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and India. Their achievements in critical areas of computing include high-performance computing, computer architecture, data management, user interface, cybersecurity, wireless network management, software engineering and innovative instruction.

For more information about the selection criteria and the 2013 Distinguished Members, see http://awards.acm.org/distinguished_member/.
     
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Subrahmanian (pictured above), a research professor in CMU's Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, is being honored for his cross-disciplinary study of design through the fields of computer science, social sciences, engineering design and systems design.