Cordy named ACM Distinguished Scientist
Computing professor James Cordy is one of two Canadians to be selected as a 2008 Distinguished Scientist by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest and oldest computing association.
The award recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and five years of continuous professional membership who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.
Dr. Cordy is recognized for his pioneering work in computer programming languages and software engineering, which has had a significant impact on education, industry and academia for more than three decades and continues to break new ground today.
“I'm particularly honoured to be acknowledged in this way by my fellow computer scientists,” says Dr. Cordy. “These are the colleagues and peers in the best position to understand the challenges and long-term significance of advances in computing technology.”
Earlier this year Dr. Cordy was awarded an IBM International Faculty Award in recognition of the continuing industrial impact of his research, and in October he received the Queen's Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision.