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January 15, 2021

Prof. Dr. Volker Markl

BIFOLD Co-Director Prof. Volker Markl named 2020 ACM fellow

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the largest and oldest international association of computer scientists, has named Prof. Dr. Volker Markl, Co-Director of the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD), Head of the Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) Group at TU Berlin and Head of Intelligent Analytics for Massive Data (IAM) at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence as an ACM Fellow.

Less than one percent of all worldwide ACM members are recognized as ACM Fellows for their outstanding achievements each year since 1993. For 2020, the ACM awarded 95 fellowships, only three of which went to Germany.
Volker Markl received this distinction for his contributions to query optimization, scalable data processing and data programmability. He is one of 22 German scientists who have been honored by the ACM so far.

“I am very happy about this rare honor and international recognition of my work.”

Prof. Dr. Volker Markl

Approximately 100,000 members belong to the ACM worldwide. The prestigious ACM Fellowship recognizes those members who have made outstanding contributions to computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the computational science community.

To learn more about the 2020 ACM Fellows, please visit