We are extremely proud to share that our Research Vice President and Head of Yahoo Labs in Haifa and Bangalore, Yoelle Maarek, was named a 2013 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow this week. In the announcement, the ACM recognized 50 of its members from academia, corporations, and research labs as Fellows for their “outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.” A Fellow is the ACM’s most prestigious grade with only 1% of the organization’s members having the status. Yoelle has been honored “for contributions to industrial leadership and to information retrieval and Web search.” “I am thrilled that Yoelle has been recognized for her outstanding leadership and important contributions to the field of Computer Science,” said Ron Brachman, Yahoo’s Chief Scientist and Head of Yahoo Labs. “This is a very well deserved honor and all of us at Yahoo are very excited for her. Yoelle was recently promoted to Vice President and this honor caps a great year for her and Yahoo Labs as a whole.” Yoelle joins Ron, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, and Howard Karloff as ACM Fellows at Yahoo Labs.