Foster elected ACM Fellow
Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science Jeffrey Foster was recently named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his contributions to program analysis and techniques to build more reliable and secure software. Fellows of this prestigious organization represent the top 1% of the organization’s members.
Foster earned his PhD from University of California Berkeley and joined Tufts in 2018. His research interests lie in programming languages, software engineering, and security, with the goal of developing fundamental new ways to build more reliable, secure software. Foster has been involved with ACM since he joined as a member and, since 2021, has been the chair for the ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN). At Tufts he is part of the programming languages research group, TuPL, and is chair of the computer science department.
Founded in 1947, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is one of the largest scientific and educational computing societies in the world. As one of the pre-eminent organizations in the computing field, the organization fosters dialogue among computing educators, researchers, and professionals with the goal of advancing computing for professional and public interests. This year’s new fellows will be inducted in June at the ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco.