ACM’s Europe Policy Group Comments on “Chips Act” Semiconductor Ecosystem Framework
The comments of ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee support the European Commission’s goal of enabling Europe to become more self-reliant in semiconductor manufacturing. It notes, however, that the proposed Chips Act fails to take into account the climate impact of such manufacturing in its proposed framework. That represents a missed opportunity to further the European Union’s Green Deal objectives that should be redressed.
ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee Comments on “Data Act”
Europe TPC’s comments endorsed the European Commission’s intent to ensure “fairness in the allocation of value from data among actors in the data economy and to foster access to and use of data,” while specifically urging that the proposed Data Act: be expanded to encompass metadata; address foreseeable environmental impacts; and minimize data processing’s complexity and cost.
Chinese Translation of the Computing Curricula 2020
“Computing Curricula 2020 (CC2020): Paradigms for Global Computing Education,” previously released by ACM and IEEE Computer Society, has now been translated into Mandarin Chinese and is available on the ACM Education website: https://www.acm.org/education/curricula-recommendations. Developed by a 50-member task force drawn from 20 countries, CC2020 outlines global recommendations for baccalaureate degrees in computing. Designed to be comprehensive, CC2020 delineates the latest curricula for computer engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology, and software engineering, as well building on the CC2005 document with newer disciplines such as cybersecurity and data science.
Featured ACM Member: Yiran Chen
Yiran Chen is a Professor at Duke University and Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) AI Institute for Edge Computing Leveraging the Next-Generation Networks (Athena). His research interests include new memory and storage systems, machine learning, neuromorphic computing, and mobile computing systems. His honors include the IEEE Computer Society Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award, the ACM SIGDA Service Award, and being named an ACM Fellow for his contributions to nonvolatile memory technologies. Chen is the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA).
Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Maja Matarić
Maja Matarić is Chan Soon-Shiong Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California (USC), founding director of the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center, and Interim Vice President of Research. She received a PhD and MS in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from MIT, and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas. She is a Fellow of the AAAS, IEEE, AAAI, and ACM, the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Innovation, the Okawa Foundation Award, NSF Career Award, MIT TR35 Innovation Award, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award, and the USC Remarkable Woman Award, among others.