Martin Robillard named Distinguished Member of the ACM

The Association for Computing Machinery recognizes the computer science professor’s innovative work on software engineering, traceability, and documentation.

Martin Robillard, Professor in the School of Computer Science, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his outstanding scientific contributions to computing. Robillard is one of 67 people selected this year for “work that has spurred innovation, enhanced computer science education, and moved the field forward.”

Martin Robillard

To be considered for Distinguished Member status, a candidate must have at least 15 years of professional experience in the computing field, served as a mentor or role model, and made a significant impact in the field of computing, computer science, or information technology.

Prof. Robillard researches software engineering, with an emphasis on the human-centric aspects of software development. His current focus is on the advancement of automated techniques for software traceability and documentation generation. He is the author of the book “Introduction to Software Design with Java” and the architect and maintainer of the JetUML software modeling tool.

The ACM has previously recognized Prof. Robillard with six ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards for his work on recommendation systems for software engineering, traceability, and documentation.

The ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, bringing together educators, researchers and other professionals.