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UCLA Computer Scientist Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jason Cong

UCLA Samueli

Apr 26, 2024

UCLA Samueli Newsroom

Jason Cong, UCLA’s Volgenau Professor for Engineering Excellence, was one of five UCLA faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.

Cong is a distinguished professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering whose research interests include electronic design automation, customized computing for machine learning and big-data applications, quantum computing, and highly scalable algorithms. He directs UCLA’s Center for Domain-Specific Computing and leads the VLSI Architecture, Synthesis and Technology lab.

The academy serves as an independent research center convening leaders from across disciplines, professions and perspectives to address significant challenges, with the aim of producing independent and pragmatic studies that inform national and global policy and benefit the public.

New members were elected “for their accomplishments and for the curiosity, creativity and courage required to reach new heights,” said David Oxtoby, the academy’s president. “We invite these exceptional individuals to join in the academy’s work to address serious challenges and advance the common good.”

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