The ACM has more than 100,000 members, and while many are nominated to the Senior Member level, in 2017 only 122 were inducted to the Senior Member Grade.
Shah said, “ACM has been my professional home for quite some time (I’m a lifetime member) and I’m honored by this recognition as it solidifies my scholarly and leadership placement in the world's largest educational and scientific computing society.”
According to the ACM website, "The Senior Members Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions.”
The ACM describes itself as “the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.”