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26August, 2021

#IFIP60 Virtual Panel Events Kick Off

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To celebrate IFIP’s 60th anniversary, we are putting together a series of 10 virtual panel events
featuring members and associates of IFIP and showcasing the interesting and impressive work they
do. Events in the series will consist of four or five panelists and a moderator presenting for an hour
and fifteen minutes, and will run from 30 August […]

29July, 2021

South African Computing Olympiad Stars Hold Their Own in Global Competition

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South Africa’s team for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI2021) has emerged with a bronze medal and one award after the global event.

IOI2021 is a prestigious international Informatics challenge held annually. While this year’s event was hosted by Singapore, participants competed virtually from their home countries due to COVID-related travel restrictions.

South Africa’s team of four […]

29July, 2021

IFIP TC14’s Letizia Jaccheri Recognised for Inspiring Diversity in Tech

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Congratulations to Letizia Jaccheri, vice president of TC14, for winning the 2021 Norwegian ODA Prize, which honours exceptional women who have made concrete contributions to increase diversity in the technology industry. 

Winners of the award must be good ambassadors for ODA’s values of Inspiration, Bravery, Empowerment and Passion.

A Professor of the Department of Computer Science at […]

29July, 2021

August 15th the Final Day to Nominate for David O’Leary Award

By |July 29th, 2021|IFIP, Professionalism in ICT, Uncategorized|0 Comments

With just days remaining before the deadline, IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is seeking final nominations for the prestigious David O’Leary Award. 

After a year in hiatus, this coveted award is once again up for grabs. IP3 welcomes nominations of individuals or organisations who have demonstrated high levels of ethics and professionalism by:

promoting and […]

29July, 2021

ACM Announces 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award Winners

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Chuchu Fan of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the recipient of the 2020 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, “Formal Methods for Safe Autonomy: Data-Driven Verification, Synthesis, and Applications.” Fan’s dissertation makes foundational contributions to verification of embedded and cyber-physical systems, and demonstrates applicability of the developed verification technologies in industrial-scale systems. Her dissertation […]

29July, 2021

Robodebt was an AI ethics disaster

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Automated systems need greater accountability.

The Australian Government’s automated welfare debt recovery process, commonly known as ‘Robodebt’, was an unmitigated failure that exemplified the need to understand the ethics behind artificial intelligence decision making, according to a new report.

In his forward to The Ethics and Risks of AI Decision-Making report published by ACS, chair of the society’s AI Ethics Committee, Peter […]

29July, 2021

IFIP Welcomes Member Societies and Committees Celebrating #ifip60

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More than 33 #ifip60 events are taking place across the globe over the next few months as Member Societies and IFIP Committees join IFIP to celebrate its founding under the auspices of UNESCO 60 years ago.

In April, IP3 (IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership) hosted a panel discussion on “Building Cyber Resilience with a Professional Workforce” […]

1July, 2021

International Program of #ifip60 Events Celebrates IFIP Milestone

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IFIP President Mike Hinchey highlighted the role of technology in enabling progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #3 “Good Health and Well-Being” during an address to the Korea Computer Congress (KCC 2021) at Jeju Island last week.

Hosted jointly by the Korean Institute of Computer Scientists and Engineers (KIISE) and IFIP, the event […]

30June, 2021

Australia’s 2021 Top Analytics Leaders Named

By |June 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women made up 40% of the top 10

Lionel Kho of Dentsu has been named Australia’s top analytics leader.

Lionel Kho, vice president of data and analytics at Dentsu International, has topped the list of Australian analytics professionals in a year where women made up 40 per cent of the top 10.

Awarded by IAPA (Institute of Analytics […]

30June, 2021

HBMSU Partners with International Council for Open and Distance Education

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) welcomes the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) as an office partner of the Consortium for the Benchmarking Framework for Online, Open, Smart and Technology-enhanced Higher Education.

The consortium unites online and open universities from all over the world as well as higher education associations and quality assurance […]