The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named Matthew Dwyer, UMass Amherst CS alum (Ph.D. ’95), as an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
ACM has named 20 of its members as recipients of a recently created recognition program for their contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology. The program, initiated in 2006, recognizes those members with at least 15 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous professional membership who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field.
Dwyer, advised by Professor Lori Clarke while at UMass Amherst, is a Professor and Henson Chair of Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln. His research interests are in software specification and analysis. Professor Dwyer is particularly interested in combining different forms of analysis, e.g., dynamic and static, lightweight and heavyweight, informed and randomized.