Sumi Helal, Ph.D., a professor in the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr. Helal was recognized for his contributions to mobile and pervasive computing and their applications in graceful aging and accessibility. He was one of 57 members selected and the only member from the state of Florida named as an ACM Fellow for 2022.
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 a distinguished selection committee reviewing nominations.
Dr. Helal’s primary research areas are pervasive and mobile computing, digital health and the Internet of Things. His other research interests include the domains of disabilities, aging, and personal health and well-being.
Dr. Helal is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the British Institution of Engineering and Technologies (IET) and Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA). He came to UF in 1998 as an associate professor after working in industrial research and became a full professor in 2004. Dr. Helal was the Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) from 2011-2013, a visiting Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, Italy (2014), and chair of Digital Health in Lancaster University, United Kingdom (2017-2020).
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