Ronald Boisvert, Chief of ITL’s Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD), has been selected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Becoming an ACM Fellow is no small feat, as the award and fellowship recognize outstanding ACM members that have demonstrated superior excellence, as evidenced by Ron’s technical, professional, and leadership contributions. In fact, being named an ACM Fellow means that Ron is in the top 1 percent of all ACM members, for his outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. His computing accolades underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives. ACM will formally recognize Ron and the other 2019 Fellows at the annual ACM Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco, California, on June 20, 2020.
Ron has been at NIST for more than 40 years and has led ACMD for more than 20 years. As a member, and now Fellow, of ACM, Ron has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Co-Chair of the Numerics Working Group of the Java Grande Forum, Chair of the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 2.5 on Numerical Software, and Co-Chair of the Publications Board of ACM. He has received numerous awards, to include the Department of Commerce Gold and Silver Medals, Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award, ACM Distinguished Scientist, Fellow of the Washington Academy of Science, and recently, was also named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.