Computer science professor selected as ACM Distinguished Member

Computer science professor Weisong Shi has been selected as an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Member for his significant impact on the computing field.

“I am so happy to be selected by ACM for this great honor that recognizes my contributions on distributed systems and energy efficient software,” said Shi. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Wayne State University's Career Development Chair program, which allows me to start working on energy efficiency after getting tenure.”

This is just one of the many honors Shi has received this year. Shi was a recipient of the College of Engineering Faculty Research Excellence Award. In August, he was appointed to editorial positions for two industry publications.

His research interests include mobile and cloud computer systems.  Shi’s group has made significant contributions to the field on power profiling and management. pTop, a tool that can tell users how much power/energy an app has used, has been downloaded more than 600 times all over the world since its release in 2010.