Featured ACM Member: Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

Ponnurangam Kumaraguru “PK” is a Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad (India). His research interests include computational social science, social media analysis, cybersecurity, and online privacy. His PhD thesis from Carnegie Mellon University helped form a company, Wombat Security Technologies, which was later acquired for $225 Million. PK is an ACM India Eminent Speaker, an ACM Distinguished Speaker and was recently selected as an ACM Distinguished Member for outstanding engineering contributions to computing.

Read his People of ACM interview.

Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Carol Smith

Carol Smith is a Senior Research Scientist in Human-Machine Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute and an adjunct instructor for CMU’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. She has been conducting research to improve the human experience across industries for 20 years and working to improve artificial intelligent (AI) systems since 2015. Her current research focus is making tools to support the creation of responsible and ethical emerging technologies such as AI and interactions with autonomous vehicles. Carol has led research and interaction design projects with nonprofit organizations, large corporations, government agencies, and academia. Her work has improved experiences with physical hardware and digital interfaces for web sites, software applications and mobile applications.

For more information on Carol, please visit her DSP speaker information page.


Celebrating Technology Leaders, Episode 9: Mental Health, Wellbeing, and Self-Care

By highlighting successful technical women who are leading diverse careers in the technology industry, ACM-W’s webinar series, “Celebrating Technology Leaders,” aims to inform students and early-career professionals about the multitude of career options open to them. Register now for the upcoming episode, “Mental Health, Wellbeing, and Self-Care: A Candid Discussion with Women Technologists,” on March 16. Leading women technologists will share stories of personal struggles, growth, and resilience and provide strategies for managing such challenges. To watch the recorded webinars, visit the Celebrating Technology Leaders YouTube playlist.



SIGCSE 2022, March 2 – 5

The SIGCSE Technical Symposium provides a forum for educators to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy. SIGCSE TS 2022 plans to meet in person in Providence, Rhode Island, with remote participation for those who may be unable to travel to Providence.


HRI 2022, March 7 – 10

The ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction attracts researchers from around the world to present and exchange ideas about the latest theories, technology, data, and videos furthering the state of the art in human-robot interaction. This year’s conference will be a fully online event. The theme of HRI 2022 is “Breaking Boundaries.”


DATE 2022, March 14 – 23

The Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference will be held this year as a fully virtual event. The virtual conference platform is now accessible for all participants. Participants can watch the pre-recorded presentation videos about the scientific papers. During the live conference in March, authors will only briefly pitch their work and engage in Q&A sessions to discuss their solutions and results.


CHIIR 2022, March 14 – 18

The seventh ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval will be held virtually. CHIIR provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. CHIIR focuses on elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information seeking and use in context.


IUI 2022, March 21 – 25

The 27th Annual Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces will be virtually. ACM IUI serves as a premier international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces. The conference is where the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community meets the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community.