ACM's newly-elected officers for the term 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2018:
President: Vicki L. Hanson
Vice President: Cherri Pancake
Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth Churchill
Members at Large:
- Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis
- Susan Dumais
- Elizabeth D. Mynatt
- Pamela Samuelson
- Eugene H. Spafford
ACM SIG Elections
ACM SIGGRAPH Election Open
On 15 June, members ACM SIGGRAPH (who were in good standing as of 31 May 2016) were sent voting information from Election Services Corporation (ESC), a third party that is conducting the ACM SIGGRAPH election.
If you have not received email from ESC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If ACM does not have an email address on file, members will receive the voting information via post mail. Ballots are due by 15 August at 16:00 UTC. View candidate slate.
SIG Elections Results Announced
Elections for the following SIGs closed on 31 May at 16:00 UTC: SIGAI, SIGCSE, SIGDOC, SIGHPC, SIGIR, SIGLOG, and SIGSIM. View election results.
ACM India Council's newly-elected officers
(1 July 2016 — 30 June 2018):
President: Madhavan Mukund
Vice President: Mukesh Mohania
Treasurer: Gautam Shroff
Secretary: Rashmi Mohan
Members at Large
(1 July 2016 — 30 June 2020):
- Maria Choudhary
- Venkatesh Raman
- Murali Krishna Ramanathan
- Abhiram Ranade
- Sudeshna Sarkar
Register for the next free ACM Learning Webinar, "Evolving Critical Systems," presented on Tuesday, August 2 at 12 pm ET by Mike Hinchey, Director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. A question-and-answer session moderated by ACM Professional Development Committee Chair Stephen Ibaraki will follow the talk.
The first-ever winners of the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing were announced on March 19 at the Living Computer Museum. Bestowed by ACM and the Computer Science Teachers Association, the award recognizes computer science talent in high school students and comes with a $10,000 prize.
Juan Miguel de Joya is a Technical Director Resident at Pixar Animation Studios and an active volunteer for the SIGGRAPH conferences. “It’s exciting to see video games become socially pervasive, and I am curious to see the types of self-reflection, discussions, and stories that we will have and share as the medium continues to further integrate itself in our daily lives.”
Kosta Peric, a deputy director for global development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses how the global revolution in mobile communications can be an important tool in alleviating world poverty. Mobile devices and other platforms allow the poor to handle their money securely and transfer it instantaneously. Peric points out that challenges remain. Two billion adults around the world lack basic financial services like bank accounts.
St. Petersburg State University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Harvard University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology were the top medal winners in the 2016 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The first-place 2016 ACM-ICPC winners were students from St. Petersburg State University in Russia.
Anastasia Ailamaki is a Professor of Computer Science at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausaune, and the CEO and co-founder of RAW Labs SA, a Switzerland-based startup focusing on management of raw data. She is an ACM Fellow and Vice Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data. “The energy at SIGMOD/PODS makes it a unique place to acquire concentrated knowledge, and emerge full of new ideas.”
In the past two decades, biological data sets have become so massive that it has become difficult to analyze them to discover patterns that illuminate underlying biological processes. In this video, Bonnie Berger discusses "Computational Biology in the 21st Century,” a Review Article in the August 2016 Communications of the ACM.
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