ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. The ACM Fellows program recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.
Ross was recognized for his outstanding contributions in high-performance computing, notably in storage, parallel I/O, and systems software. One of his earliest achievements was as lead developer of the first open-source deployable parallel file system for supercomputers. More recently, he and his colleagues developed a framework for storage services that facilitates rapid prototyping and code reuse. He has been on three projects – an implementation of the Message Passing Standard, an I/O characterization tool, and the aforementioned storage service framework– that each won an R&D 100 award. He also was winner of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research award and the E.O. Lawrence award for seminal contributions in high-performance computing.
As a leader in computer science community, Ross has played a significant role in data and storage technologies, helping organize pathfinding workshops in storage and input/output and contributing to exascale software plans. Currently he is director of RAPIDS2: A SciDAC Institute for Computer Science, Data, and Artificial Intelligence.
“I am honored to join this community of ACM Fellows,” Ross said. “I continue to be impressed by the work that the ACM does in promoting conferences and publications and supporting groups engaged in high-performance computing.”
The Fellows induction ceremony will take place at the ACM Awards Banquet in June 2022.
Additional information about the ACM Fellows is available through the ACM Fellows site.