The ACM Charles P. “Chuck” Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award celebrates the late pioneer’s contributions in computing and his long-term inspirational mentorship of generations of computer scientists, by recognizing individuals with the same out-of-the-box thinking and “can-do” approach to solving the unsolved that Thacker (who received multiple awards from ACM, including Turing) exhibited. Recipients of […]
On Wednesday afternoons this fall, eight recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award will reflect on their time at the University of California, Berkeley, while looking toward the future of research and technological development in their fields. The participants are Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali, David Patterson, Manuel Blum, Richard Karp, Michael Stonebraker, William Kahan, and […]
MOBILEHCI 2018, 3 to 6 September, Barcelona, Spain
The 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services has as its theme “Beyond Mobile: the Next 20 Years”. Invited speakers are Cynthia Breazeal (Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab and Chief Experience Officer, Jibo, Inc.) giving a talk on social robots, and James A. Landay […]
Linda Gesenhues (pictured left) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Markus Höhnerbach (pictured right) of RWTH Aachen University have been named recipients of the 2018 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Gesenhues is being recognized for her work on finite element simulation of turbidity currents with an emphasis on non-Newtonian fluids. Höhnerbach […]
The sixth Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will provide a platform for 200 selected young researchers to exchange ideas with renowned laureates in mathematics and computer science.
Recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize will inspire young researchers in a week-long […]
ACM has named new Chairs for its Tech Policy Committees in the US and Europe. Both groups operate under the umbrella of ACM’s new Technology Policy Council, an entity established to address technology issues on a global scale.
Jim Hendler has been named Chair of the ACM US Technology Policy Committee, succeeding Stuart Shapiro. Hendler […]
Newly-elected ACM President, Cherri Pancake, has called for greater diversity of thinking across the ICT sector.
In a recent interview with UK news magazine, The Verdict, Pancake said diversity is more than race or gender. “My biggest inroads in research, my biggest accomplishments, have all been because I was able to bring approaches and methods from […]
ACM has updated its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The revised Code of Ethics addresses the significant advances in computing technology since the 1992 version, as well as the growing pervasiveness of computing in all aspects of society.
ACM’s Code of Ethics is considered the standard for the computing profession, and has been adopted by computing […]
ACM presented Special Awards to finalists in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest high school science research competition, held May 17-18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Nearly 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories competed to reach the finals. All ACM ISEF Special Award winners receive complimentary ACM […]
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, has announced its Grand Finals winners for 2017-2018.
Two rounds of competition at each conference hosting an SRC (undergraduate and graduate) culminate in a Grand Finals competition. All student winners from the Student Research Competitions held during the year advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where they are […]