Selman Named Fellow of Professional Computing Association

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: January 7, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Alan L. Selman, Ph.D., a professor of computer science at the University at Buffalo, has been designated a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The ACM is the primary professional organization of computing and a major force in advancing the skills of information-technology professionals and students. Fellowships are conferred upon those who have distinguished themselves by outstanding technical contributions and professional achievements in information technology and computer science.

Selman will be one of only 39 individuals to be inducted as ACM fellows during a special ceremony at the ACM Policy +98 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. in May. The new fellows will join 281 other ACM fellows from around the world.

Selman already serves as a member of the ACM Special Interest Group for Automata and Computability Theory.

The recipient of seven research grants from the National Science Foundation, Selman conducts research primarily in the area of complexity theory and the complexity of feasible computations.

The recipient of an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Meritorious Service Award, he founded the IEEE's Computer Society Conference on Structure in Complexity Theory.

He joined the UB faculty in 1990 as chair of the Department of Computer Science, serving in the post until 1996.

He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi, the scientific honorary society, and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.

He received the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship for research in Japan from the Japan Society in 1996.

Selman resides in Williamsville.