Daniel Boley named Distinguished Member by the ACM

Daniel Boley, a professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota, was named a 2020 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his outstanding scientific contributions to the field.

All 64 of the 2020 inductees are longstanding members of the ACM and were selected by their peers for their significant impact in the field of computing, computer science, or information technology.

Boley’s research interests lie in computational methods in linear algebra, scalable data mining algorithms, algebraic models in systems and evolutionary biology, and biochemical metabolic networks.

“The active participation of ACM members, in our organization, and in the field more broadly, is the foundation of a global scientific society,” explains ACM President Gabriele Kotsis. “With the Distinguished Member designation, ACM celebrates specific contributions of these members and their career growth as reflected in a long-term commitment to the field, as well as their collaboration with peers in supporting a global professional association for the benefit of all.”

Professor Boley has been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota since 1981. In addition to his outstanding research achievements, he was a founding faculty member of the M.S. in Data Science program in 2015, and still serves as the Director of Graduate Studies.

View a full list of the 2020 ACM distinguished members inductees.