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Wes Bethel from LBNL Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

Wes Bethel, leader of the LBNL Visualization Group in the Computational Research Division, has been named an ACM Distinguished Scientist. The award recognizes ACM members who have made a significant impact on the computing field.

In the letter nominating Bethel, he was cited for his work on visualization and data analysis for nearly 30 years and being “a well-regarded leader of scientific visualization.” During his 10-year leadership of the Visualization Group, the group has grown from three staff members to 14, and the team regularly produces field-leading work recognized via best paper awards at conferences. Bethel is responsible for coordinating and leading or co-leading a number of multi-institutional research activities, such as the “Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Institute” and “Visual Data Exploration and Analysis of Ultra-large Climate Data.”

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