The China Computer Federation has bestowed honorary membership on ACM’s CEO Vicki Hanson. The CCF Honorary Membership is awarded to people who are not CCF members but made great contributions to CCF, or to collaborations between CCF and other organisations. During the past 10 years of ACM’s collaboration with CCF, Hanson made great efforts to […]
ACM has named 64 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. All 2020 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that have contributed to technologies that move the computing field forward.
“The active participation of ACM members, in our organisation, and in the field more broadly, […]
Gordon Bell Prizes Awarded at SC20 Conference
A nine-member research team from Chinese and American institutions was awarded the 2020 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for introducing Deep Potential Molecular Dynamics (DPMD), a new machine learning-based protocol that can simulate a more than one nanosecond-long trajectory of over 100 million atoms per day. They were recognised for their project, […]
Vivek Sarkar Named 2020 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award Recipient
ACM and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Vivek Sarkar of Georgia Institute of Technology as the recipient of the 2020 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Sarkar was recognised for foundational technical contributions to the area of programmability and productivity in parallel computing, as well as […]
HLF 2020 Virtual Conference Features Interviews with ACM Award Recipients, Hot Topic Panel on Healthcare
The 2020 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, held virtually on 21-25 September, provides an informal venue for 200 selected young researchers to exchange ideas with renowned laureates in mathematics and computer science. Recently-elected ACM President Gabriele Kotsis opened the Forum and interviewed 2019 […]
ACM Europe Tech Policy Committee Addresses the Future of AI
Comments on European Commission AI White Paper: The European Commission recently sought public input on its AI White Paper regarding policy options to enable trustworthy AI development. ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee, led by Alejandro Saucedo, submitted comments addressing specific issues with automated decision-making (ADM) systems, warning […]
Barbara Simons Receives 2019 ACM Policy Award
Barbara Simons was named the recipient of the 2019 ACM Policy Award for long-standing, high-impact leadership as ACM President and founding Chair of ACM’s US Public Policy Committee (USACM, now USTPC), while making influential contributions to improve the reliability of and public confidence in election technology. Over several decades, Simons has advanced […]
ACM has established a special category of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize to recognise outstanding research achievements that use high performance computing (HPC) applications to understand the COVID-19 pandemic, including the understanding of its spread. The ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research will be presented in 2020 and 2021.
Recipients will […]
ACM and the IEEE Computer Society have named Luiz André Barroso the recipient of the 2020 ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award. Barroso, Vice President of Engineering at Google, was recognised for pioneering the design of warehouse-scale computing and driving it from concept to industry.
Barroso is widely recognised as the foremost architect of the design of these new […]
ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee Submits Recommendations on Green Deal
ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee submitted comments to the Directorate General for Climate Action of the European Commission in support of the comprehensive and ambitious sweep of the Commission’s Green Deal. Europe TPC strongly concurred with the Commission’s premise that realizing true energy efficiencies in the information and communication technology […]