Chen Named Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery

November 7, 2018

Recognition given to those who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact in the field of computing, computer science, or information technology

Yiran Chen

Yiran Chen

Yiran Chen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The recognition is reserved for 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 in the field of computing, computer science, or information technology.

Chen is a new faculty member at Duke who started his position in January 2017 after serving as the Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow and co-director of the Evolutionary Intelligence Lab in the Pitt Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research focuses on finding ways to create computer memory systems that do not rely on electrons to surpass the physical density limitations imposed by the technology and better serve modern computing systems

Since coming to Duke, Chen has garnered a number of recognitions in the past year alone, including being named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), receiving a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, and being tapped to drive a new center focused on emerging computing platforms for cognitive applications called the Alternative Sustainable & Intelligent Computing (ASIC) consortium funded by National Science Foundation.