Computing Honors: Prof. Zadok Named ACM Distinguished Member


The Department of Computer Science is thrilled to announce that Professor Erez Zadok was selected a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's “largest and most prestigious society of computing professionals.”

This honor recognizes Zadok’s outstanding scientific contributions to computing. Zadok is a well-recognized expert in computer systems with special focus on how to store and manage large-scale data. He published extensively and held multiple leadership roles in the computing communities of ACM and USENIX.  The 2021 group of ACM Distinguished Members spans several continents and was nominated by their peers. This year’s selection committee had a particularly challenging job, says ACM President Gabriele Kotsis, as the organization received a “record number of nominations.”

Samir Das, department chair in the Department of Computer Science, said, “Erez’s research has tackled the vexing challenges of large-scale, secure data storage systems for three decades. Congratulations to Erez on the heroic accomplishment that he richly deserves. Not only does the department benefit from his knowledge and outreach, but the computing community does as well."

Erez Zadok is well known for his work on file systems and storage, operating systems, energy efficiency, security, and performance and benchmarking. Zadok earned his PhD in computer science at Columbia University and has been a Stony Brook University faculty member since 2001.  Since 2001, he has directly advised over 220 students and spearheaded millions of dollars of research. Most recently, in 2021, he was recognized for the second time by the College of Engineering and Applied Science for earning more than $1M in funding awards in one year.

In addition to being part of the Smart Energy Technology group, Zadok directs the File Systems and Storage Lab (FSL). Zadok is the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and an NSF CAREER award.

“I am delighted and honored to be selected as an ACM Distinguished Member,"  Zadok said. “I share this honor with the many students, post-docs, and collaborators that I have had the pleasure to work with over the years. ACM is a top organization that supports its members in their chosen profession.”

Congratulations to Erez on this well-deserved recognition by his peers and for continuing to move to the computing field forward.