Young Researchers: Apply for the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 24—29 September 2023

Young researchers are invited to apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields. 

For one week, the most prominent figures in computer science will engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany. Young researchers can apply to attend the 10th HLF until February 11, 2023

Application information can be found here

Watch the ACM TechTalk with Maurício Aniche

Register now for the TechTalk, “Effective Developer Testing” with Mauricio Aniche, Assistant Professor of Software Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, taking place February 15, 2023, 11:00 am EST (4 pm UTC). We all know by now how to write automated tests. But can we get better at it? In this talk, Aniche will dive into what it takes to take developer testing to a whole new level based on lessons learned while trying to write good tests as a developer, as well as when trying to educate 500 TU Delft computer scientists on the art of software testing every year. This TechTalk will cover how to write tests in a more systematic way so that we go beyond the happy path; how can we use code coverage to improve the testing process, and what research says about it; unit vs integration vs E2E tests, and mocking: the good, the bad and the ugly; and three simple rules to achieve design for testability, and how much TDD is needed.

Visit the TechTalks Archive for our full archive of past TechTalks.

Featured ACM Member: Shaimaa Lazem

Shaimaa Lazem is an Associate Research Professor at the City for Scientific Research and Technological Applications in Alexandria, Egypt. Her interests include human-centered innovation, and responsible design of AI systems. She is a Leaders-in-Innovation fellow with the Royal Academy of Engineering in London since 2018, and the co-founder of the ArabHCI Community, an initiative that aims at promoting HCI research and education in Arab countries. In her interview, Lazem discusses her core research interests, decolonial approaches to technology design, and more.

Read Lazem’s interview here.

Featured ACM Member: Hang Li

Hang Li is the Head of Research at ByteDance, a multinational internet technology company headquartered in Beijing. Among its holdings, ByteDance owns TikTok, a short-form video hosting service, and Douyin, a Chinese counterpart. Li was recently named an ACM Fellow for contributions to machine learning for search and dialogue. Li has been active in service to the field, having been on the program committees for many leading conferences including ACM SIGIR and ACM WSDM, as well as serving on the editorial boards for international journals. In his interview, Li discusses his work at ByteDance and their newest products, human language processing, and longstanding challenges in machine learning. 

Read Li’s interview here.

ACM ByteCast Interviews Neil Trevett

ACM ByteCast is ACM’s series of podcast interviews with researchers, practitioners, and innovators who are at the intersection of computing research and practice. In the latest episode of ACM ByteCast, host Rashmi Mohan interviews guest Neil Trevett. Trevett is a pioneer in the world of computer graphics, Vice President of Developer Ecosystems at NVIDIA, and President of the Khronos Group, a nonprofit consortium publishing open standards in a variety of computer graphics related areas. Here, Trevett discusses the evolution of computer graphics, how 3D in e-commerce is changing the landscape, looking towards the exciting future in technology, and much more.

Listen here or wherever you get podcasts.

Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Francesco Flammini

Francesco Flammini is a Full Professor of Computer Science with a focus on Cyber-Physical Systems at Mälardalen University (Sweden) and the Technical Manager of the RAILS EU-funded research project about Artificial Intelligence in the railway domain. He has been a Senior Lecturer and the chair of the Cyber-Physical Systems group at Linnaeus University (Sweden). His most current research interests are about safe autonomous systems and trustworthy AI. He is also a member of the ERCIM Working Group on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems (FMICS). He is available to speak through the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program

Read more and browse Flammini’s lectures.