World’s largest computing society announces HU professor among its 2019 distinguished members

Meikang Qiu of Harrisburg University has been selected as a 2019 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery. ACM,  The professor of computer and information science is one of  62 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. All 2019 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that have contributed to technologies that underpin how we live, work and play.

“Each year it is our honor to select a new class of Distinguished Members,” explains ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “Our overarching goal is to build a community wherein computing professionals can grow professionally and, in turn, contribute to the field and the broader society. We are delighted to recognize these individuals for their contributions to computing, and we hope that the careers of the 2019 ACM Distinguished Members will continue to prosper through their participation with ACM.”

The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field. To be nominated, a candidate must have at least 15 years of professional experience in the computing field, 5 years of continuous professional ACM membership, and have achieved a significant level of accomplishment, or made a significant impact in the field of computing, computer science and/or information technology. In addition, it is expected that a Distinguished Member serves as a mentor and role model, guiding technical career development and contributing to the field beyond the norm.

Qiu received the BE and ME degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and received Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. Currently, he is a Full Professor of Computer and Information Science Department. He is an IEEE Senior Member and ACM Senior member. He is the Chair of the IEEE Smart Computing Technical Committee. His research interests include Cyber Security, Big Data Analysis, Cloud Computing, Smarting Computing, Intelligent Data, Embedded systems, IoT, etc. A lot of novel results have been produced and most of them have already been reported to the research community through high-quality journals and conference papers.

He has published 4 textbooks, 400+ peer-reviewed journal and conference papers (including 200+ journal articles, 200+ conference papers, 70+ IEEE/ACM Transactions papers). His paper published in IEEE Transactions on Computers about privacy protection for smartphones has been selected as a Highly Cited Paper in 2017. His paper about embedded system security published in the Journal of Computer and System Science (Elsevier) has been recognized as Highly Cited Papers in both 2016 and 2017. His paper about data allocation for hybrid memory has been published in IEEE Transactions on Computers has been selected as hot paper (1 in 1000 papers) in 2017. His paper on the Telehealth system has won the IEEE System Journal 2018 Best Paper Award. He also won ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electrical Systems (TODAES) 2011 Best Paper Award. He has won another 10+ Conference Best Paper Awards in recent years.

Currently, he is an editor of 10+ international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He has served as a leading guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), special issue on Social Network Security. He is the General Chair/Program Chair of a dozen of IEEE/ACM international conferences, such as IEEE TrustCom, IEEE BigDataSecurity, IEEE CSCloud, and IEEE HPCC. He has won the Navy Summer Faculty Award in 2012 and Air Force Summer Faculty Award in 2009. His research is supported by the US government such as NSF, NSA, Air Force, Navy and companies such as GE, Nokia, TCL, and Cavium.

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