Wes Bethel from LBNL Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

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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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