Lin Zhong Named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Departments: Computer Science

Lin Zhong, professor of computer science, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 

Zhong, who was cited by the ACM for “contributions to mobile and network systems,” has been with Yale since 2019. His research focuses on both mobile network infrastructures and devices. An experimental computer scientist, he builds systems as a way to validate research hypotheses. He was recently appointed to lead Yale’s participation the Athena Institute, which focuses on focus on using and advancing AI technologies to develop bring cloud computing closer to users while minimizing costs and complexity. At Yale, Zhong leads the Efficient Computing Lab, designed to make computing and communication more efficient and effective.

“Lin’s forward-thinking work in mobile network infrastructures and devices is crucial to the future of information technology. His election to the ACM is a well-deserved honor, and a reflection of the great work that the Computer Science department is doing here at Yale’s SEAS,” said Jeffrey Brock, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science and FAS dean of science. "Since his arrival at Yale, Lin has been a strong advocate for the success and vitality of computer science, and he has engaged broadly across campus to advance new collaborations that are synergistic with our strategic priorities in science and engineering."

Zhong is one of 71 Fellows named by the ACM for 2021, representing universities, corporations, and research centers in Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, and the United States. Their research interests include cloud database systems, deep learning acceleration, high performance computing, robotics, and theoretical computer science.

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. Fellows are nominated by their peers, with nominations reviewed by a distinguished selection committee.

“Computing professionals have brought about leapfrog advances in how we live, work, and play,” said ACM President Gabriele Kotsis. “New technologies are the result of skillfully combining the individual contributions of numerous men and women, often building upon diverse contributions that have emerged over decades. But technological progress would not be possible without the essential building blocks of individual contributors.”