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Robert Ross, a senior computer scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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.