Max Planck Director Anja Feldmann appointed ACM Fellow

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Prof. Dr. Anja Feldmann has been appointed Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the largest and most prestigious international scientific society in the field of computer science, has named Anja Feldmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken and Professor at Saarland University, an “ACM Fellow”. This honors her influential contributions to the data-driven analysis of operational networks. Worldwide, only 68 new ACM Fellows were named for 2023. 

With the Fellows status, the Association for Computing Machinery 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. According to its own information, the ACM now has about 110,000 members around the globe.

Professor Anja Feldmann is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of the internet. Her fundamental and practical work on the measurement, analysis and modeling of internet traffic and internet routing has made a significant contribution to the further development of the internet, particularly in terms of security and reliability. The appointment as ACM Fellow is based on her contributions to data-driven analysis of operational networks.

Anja Feldmann studied computer science at the University of Paderborn and later at Carnegie Mellon University, where she obtained her doctorate. After that, she was appointed Professor at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, where she returned in 2018 as Director of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics after holding professorships in Munich and Berlin. Her main research areas are Internet traffic analysis, network modeling and Internet routing, accompanied by research in the field of security, privacy and social networks.

Feldmann has already received numerous awards for her research. Last year alone, in addition to the ACM Fellow honor described here, she also received the prestigious IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award (2024) and the Konrad Zuse Medal of the German Informatics Society (GI), the highest honor in computer science research in Germany.

With the 2023 appointments, there are now nine ACM Fellows at the Saarbrücken Informatics site, of whom six are active or emeritus directors of Max Planck Institutes.


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Background Saarland Informatics Campus:
900 scientists (including 400 PhD students) and approx. 2500 students from more than 80 nations make the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) one of the leading locations for computer science in Germany and Europe. Four world-renowned research institutes, namely the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems,  and the Center for Bioinformatics along with  Saarland University and its three departments and 24 degree programs, together  cover the entire spectrum of computer science.