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Professor of Computer Science Stan Zdonik was named a 2006 ACM Fellow for his contributions to data management and database systems.

The award, which was announced on January 8th, honors contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology. For 2006, 41 ACM members were awarded the designation of Fellow with nine being members of the database community.

Said ACM President Stuart Feldman, "Their work reflects outstanding displays of creativity and commitment to the computing community, which continues to drive innovation in industries and enterprises across the globe. These individuals deserve our acclaim for providing dedicated leadership, solving complex problems, and pursuing productive careers in information technology that have advanced the quality of life for people everywhere."

The ACM Fellows Program was established in 1993 to recognize and honor outstanding ACM members for their achievements in computer science and information technology and for their significant contributions to the mission of the ACM. The ACM Fellows serve as distinguished colleagues to whom the ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership as the world of information technology evolves.