2023 Computer Science Curriculum Guidelines 

A joint task force of ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is revising the Computer Science curricular guidelines, which were last updated in 2013. The task force is updating the knowledge model and designing a complementary competency model of the curricula, and invites CS professionals to provide feedback and suggestions on all aspects of the curricula. It plans to have the curricular recommendations reviewed in March and again in July 2023, and also invites nominations and self-nominations of reviewers.

For additional information and to contribute to this effort, visit the CS2023 website.

Watch the ACM TechTalk with Sasha Rosenbaum 

Register now for the TechTalk, “Future of DevOps” with Sasha Rosenbaum, a principal at Ergonautic, taking place March 29, 2023, 1:00 pm ET (5 pm UTC). The term DevOps first appeared in 2009, and since then has been used to describe a cultural shift, an engineering job title, and many products in the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery space. In this session, Rosenbaum will talk through the brief history of DevOps as a methodology, a set of technical skills, and an umbrella of technologies, and then dive into what the next 5-10 years are likely to look like in the DevOps space.

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

Featured ACM Member: Marlene Mhangami

Marlene Mhangami is a software engineer and developer advocate at Voltron Data, based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Voltron Data is a company that is working to develop open-source standards for data. Earlier in her career, Mhangami served as the Director and Vice Chair of the Python Software Foundation (PSF). Mhangami was recently named Vice Chair of the ACM Practitioner Board, which is responsible for developing programs that support the professional needs of ACM members. In her People of ACM interview, Mhangami discusses how she became interested in software engineering, her work at Voltron Data, the Python programming language, developing open-source standards, and more.

Read Mhangami’s interview here.

Featured ACM Member: Dong Yu

Dong Yu is a Distinguished Scientist and Vice General Manager at Tencent AI Lab in China. He has published more than 300 papers on topics including automatic speech recognition, speech processing, and natural language processing. Yu has received many Best Paper Awards, including the prestigious IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2013, 2016, 2020, and 2022. He was recently named an ACM Fellow for contributions in speech processing and deep learning applications. In his People of ACM interview, Yu discusses voice processing advances, natural language understanding, significant advances made by Tencent’s AI Lab on voice processing, and more.

Read Yu’s interview here.

Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Athena Vakali

Athena Vakali is a Professor at the School of Informatics, Aristotle University, Greece, where she leads the Laboratory on Data and Web science. She holds a PhD in Informatics from Aristotle University, an MSc degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, and a BSc degree in Mathematics. Her current research interests include Data Science topics with emphasis on big data mining and analytics, next-generation internet applications and enablers, online social networks mining, as well as online sources data management on the cloud, the edge and decentralised settings. 

Her lectures include “TG-OUT: Temporal Outlier Patterns Detection in Twitter Attribute Induced Graphs,” “Wearable Analytics: A Systematic Survey and an Evidence-Based Framework,” and more. She is available to speak through the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program.

For more information about Vakali, please visit her DSP speaker information page.