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Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman have been named recipients of the 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award for fundamental contributions to modern cryptography. Their groundbreaking 1976 paper, "New Directions in Cryptography," introduced the ideas of public-key cryptography and digital signatures, which are the foundation for most security protocols on the internet today.
The 2015 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences recognizes Stefan Savage for his innovative research in network security, privacy and reliability. Savage is Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department's Systems and Networking Group at UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering.
ACM's Council on Women (ACM-W) has recognized Jennifer Rexford of Princeton University for her contributions to data networking. Her innovations in advancing network efficiency have greatly enhanced the stability and flow of Internet transmissions, and make data networks easier to design, understand and manage. The Athena Lecturer is invited to present a lecture at an ACM event.
These four researchers made advances in 2015 in the areas of software systems, cryptography, network coding systems, and human-computer interaction. Their contributions have enabled the computing field to solve real-world challenges, from enhancing security to opening up free software to the world.
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.
Lorrie Faith Cranor is Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission. An ACM Fellow and USACM member, she is a Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. “Consumer protection related to privacy and security are areas near and dear to me.”
ACM SIGCHI Past President Joe Konstan ponders the intricacies of those automated prompts and pings we routinely receive from our social networks. He describes some of the confusions that often arise as a result of "status updates," and provides helpful pointers for avoiding awkward exchanges with colleagues.
Registration is now open for the third ACM-W Europe womENcourage 2016 Celebration of Women in Computing. The program includes technical presentations and also discussions related to career issues in academic and industrial research. Join this dynamic community of technical women in Europe for keynotes, posters, industry talks, a career fair, and more.
Applicative brings together practitioners and researchers to share the latest emerging technologies and trends in software development. Two tracks: Application Development featuring speakers from leading companies on how they apply new technologies to the products they deliver, and Systems Software exploring topics that enable systems-level practitioners to build better software.
CACM May. 2016 - A Survey of Robotic Musicianship
The Review Article "A Survey of Robotic Musicianship" in the May 2016 issue of CACM explores the concept of robotic musicianship. Here, co-authors Mason Bretan and Gil Weinberg discuss the potential for research in this space to enrich and expand human musical culture.
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