CISE Professor Honored as ACM Distinguished Scientist

Shigang ChenShigang Chen, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), has been honored as a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Chen was recognized for his individual contributions to advancing the field of computing. He was one of 45 distinguished members named, and one of 32 distinguished scientists named.

Chen came to UF as an assistant professor in 2002. He was promoted to associate professor in 2008 and to professor in 2013. His research focuses on big network data, cybersecurity, RFID systems, cloud computing and cyber-physical transportation systems.

“The ACM Distinguished Scientist designation is a tremendous honor for Dr. Chen, the CISE department, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the University of Florida,” said Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and chair of CISE. “ACM distinguished membership represents the top 10 percent of the ACM. These honors and awards recognize the excellence we are cultivating in the CISE department and translates to the other faculty, students and staff. Congratulations Dr. Chen.”

Chen majored in computer science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning his master’s degree in 1996 and his Ph.D. in 1999. He was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2016 and received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award in 2007.

“I feel honored to be a member of this elite group, which is well-represented in our department,” Chen said. “I am sure that many more of our younger faculty will be recognized with ACM Distinguished Membership in the future.”