ACM MemberNet - June 29, 2017
Welcome to the June 2017 edition of ACM MemberNet, bringing you the world of ACM and beyond. Explore the many facets of ACM with our newsletter of member activities and events. Read past issues of MemberNet online at http://www.acm.org/membership/acm-membernet-archive and older issues at http://membernet.acm.org.
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June 29, 2017
- ACM Celebrates Computing's Best and Brightest at Annual Banquet
- Moshe Vardi Receives 2017 ACM Presidential Award
- The Late Charles Thacker Honored with Eckert-Mauchly Award
- ACM Special Interest Groups Elect New Officers
- Jennifer Rexford Receives NCWIT Award
- Award Nomination Deadlines: ACM–IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award and SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
- ISSTA 2017, July 10 to 14, Santa Barbara, California
- GECCO 2017, July 15 to 19, Berlin, Germany
- SIGGRAPH 2017, July 30 to August 3, Los Angeles, California
- SIGIR 2017, August 7 to 11, Tokyo, Japan
- KDD 2017, August 13 to 17, Halifax, Canada
- SIGCOMM 2017, August 21 to 25, Los Angeles, California
- ACM Europe Conference 2017, September 7 to 8, Barcelona, Spain
- SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, November 27 to 30, Bangkok, Thailand (Call for Papers)
- Become an Ambassador for ACM—You Could Be a Grand Prize Winner!
- Featured Member Benefit: Credible Student Loan Refinancing
- ACM and SocialCoder Team Up for Positive Impact through Computing
- New Enhanced Safari Learning Platform for Professional Members
- Watch July 12 Webcast on Monadic Programming with React and RxJS
- New Skillsoft Books and Videos
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
- Cybersecurity Curricula Draft Call for Comments
- ACM/IEEE-CS Undergraduate Curricular Guidelines in Computer Engineering (CE2016) Now Available
- ACM/AIS Master's-Level Global Competency Model in Information Systems (MSIS2016) Released
- Apply for 2017 Cutler-Bell Prize for Excellence in High School Computing
- Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines
- ACM Scholarships for Women Computing Students to Attend Research Conferences
- Graduating Students Eligible for Special Transition Rate
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM
- About the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program
- Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Theo Schlossnagle
- ACM, IEEE Computer Society Share Distinguished Speakers Programs
- Michigan Celebration Features "Lean In" and Other Mentoring Experiences
- Join ACM-W's Membership Email List
- Communications of the ACM Welcomes Andrew A. Chien as New Editor-in-Chief
- eLearn Magazine Welcomes New Co-EICs Simone C. O. Conceição and Anita Samuel
- ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks Seeking New Editor-in-Chief
- ACM Transactions on Social Computing Accepting Submissions
- ACM Queue Presents: "Data Sketching"
- Subscribe to Communications of the ACM
ACM IN THE NEWS
The ACM Awards Banquet is an annual event recognizing technical excellence and outstanding service to the computing field. This year's banquet honoring the 2016 award recipients and newly inducted ACM Fellows was held in San Francisco on June 24. They were honored for innovations in technology as well as service in advancing the computing profession. In celebration of 50 years of the A.M. Turing Award, ACM hosted a special two-day conference of panels and keynote talks by Turing Award laureates and other ACM award recipients and experts that took place before the banquet. On-demand videos of the livestreamed event will be available soon on the Turing Award 50 conference page.
Moshe Vardi of Rice University has been named the recipient of the 2017 ACM Presidential Award. Vardi was recognized for building ACM's flagship publication Communications of the ACM into the computing field’s preeminent print and online magazine. This is his second Presidential Award.
Read the ACM news release.
The late Charles P. “Chuck” Thacker was named the recipient of the 2017 ACM - IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award for networking and distributed computing contributions including Ethernet, the Xerox Alto, and development of the first tablet computers. His achievements span the full breadth of computer development, from analog circuit and power supply design to logic design, processor and network architecture, system software, languages, and applications.
Read the ACM news release.
In Memoriam: Charles P. "Chuck" Thacker
Each year a number of ACM's Special Interest Groups conduct elections. The 2017 elections for SIG officers for SIGAda, SIGCAS, SIGCOMM, SIGEVO, SIGKDD, SIGMICRO, SIGMIS, SIGMM, SIGMOBILE, SIGMOD, SIGSAC, SIGSAM, SIGSPATIAL, and SIGUCCS are now completed. View the election results and contact information for the newly elected officers and board members.
Princeton University Professor and Computer Science Department Chair Jennifer Rexford has been named the recipient of the 2017 Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award. The award, sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes faculty members from nonprofit institutions who distinguish themselves with outstanding research and excellent graduate mentoring, as well as those who recruit, encourage, and promote women and minorities in computing fields. Rexford is an ACM Fellow and the 2016-2017 ACM Athena Lecturer.
Award Nomination Deadlines: ACM–IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award and SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering
The ACM–IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award was established in memory of Ken Kennedy, the founder of Rice University's nationally ranked computer science program and one of the world's foremost experts on high-performance computing. It recognizes outstanding contributions to programmability or productivity in high-performance computing, together with significant community service or mentoring contributions. The award is presented annually at a conference of the awardee's choice and is accompanied by a prize of $5,000. Nominations are due July 1.
The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering is awarded every two years by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and ACM in the area of computational science to one individual or a group of individuals in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of science and engineering problems. The prize is awarded at the biennial SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering. Nominations are due July 31.
The Senior Member advanced grade of membership recognizes ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous ACM Professional membership who have demonstrated performance and accomplishment that set them apart from their peers. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is September 3.
The Distinguished Member designation recognizes ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous ACM Professional membership who have demonstrated significant accomplishments or made a significant impact on the computing field. The deadline for nominations is August 1.
Fellow is ACM's most prestigious member grade recognizing the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. The deadline for nominations is September 7.
ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in more than 35 distinct technological fields. Some awards presented (or to be presented) at recent conferences:
ACM's Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) recently announced the recipients of three significant awards. The 2017 Gödel Prize is awarded to Cynthia Dwork, Frank McSherry, Kobbi Nissim and Adam Smith for their work on differential privacy in their paper “Calibrating Noise to Sensitivity in Private Data Analysis.” The 2017 Donald E. Knuth Prize is awarded to Oded Goldreich of the Weizmann Institute of Science for fundamental and lasting contributions to many areas of theoretical computer science, including cryptography, probabilistically checkable proofs, inapproximability, property testing, and several other areas in complexity theory. Also this year, Alistair Sinclair of the University of California, Berkeley is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Prize for his role in the spectacular success of The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing.
Read the ACM news release.
SIGACT also awards a prize for the best student paper each year at the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC). The winner of the Danny Lewin Best Student Paper Award for 2017 is Pasin Manurangsi for the paper "Almost-Polynomial Ratio ETH-Hardness of Approximating Densest K-Subgraph."
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
The ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis is the leading research symposium on software testing and analysis, bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners to exchange new ideas, problems, and experience on how to analyze and test software systems. Keynote talks will be "Advances and Challenges in Program Synthesis" by Armando Solar-Lezama (MIT CSAIL) and "Finding Vulnerabilities in Embedded Software" by Christopher Kruegel (UC Santa Barbara).
The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference's tracks include Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics, Genetic Algorithms, Genetic Programming, Real-World Applications, Complex Systems, Swarm Intelligence, Theory, and more. Scheduled keynoters are Francesca Ciccarelli (King's College); Drew Purves and Chrisantha Fernando (Google DeepMind); and Hod Lipson (Columbia University).
SIGGRAPH 2017, The world’s largest, most influential annual event on computer graphics and interactive techniques will engage attendees with five days of cutting-edge research, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements. Three days of commercial exhibits will showcase the industry's current hardware, software, and services. A keynote session will feature Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval will feature keynotes by Yahoo VP of Research and ACM Fellow Yoelle Maarek, and Professor Emeritus at City University of London and ACM Fellow Stephen Robertson. The conference will explore aspects of IR including Evaluation, Retrieval Models and Ranking, Document Representation and Content Analysis, Search Interaction, Filtering and Recommending, and more.
The SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining brings together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and Big Data. The event includes roundtable sessions with experts, and keynotes by leaders from Microsoft Research/Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and University of Toronto.
Covering the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication, SIGCOMM will feature workshops on Mobile Edge Communications, Kernel-Bypass Networks, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Data Communication Networks, QoE-based Analysis and Management of Data Communication Networks, and Networking and Programming Languages.
The inaugural ACM Europe Conference will be a truly international event, bringing together computer scientists and practitioners from around the world. A celebration of the ACM European Fellows and a talk by 2012 Turing Award laureate Silvio Micali are also planned. The two main themes of the conference are High Performance Computing and Cybersecurity. In addition, co-located meetings will include:
- ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing: WomENcourage 2017 (Requires registration fee)
- European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC)
- European Extreme Data & Computing Initiative (EXCDI)
For more information and to register for this free event, please visit the ACM Europe Conference website.
The 10th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia invites professionals in research, animation, art, hardware, software, visualization, games, visual effects, virtual reality, augmented reality, high performance computing, computer graphics and interactive techniques to submit papers, posters, art, animation, courses, workshops and other creative works. Visit the submitters page for more information and a complete list of deadlines.
The ACM US Public Policy Council (USACM) and the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee (EUACM) have released a Statement on Internet of Things Privacy and Security addressing existing and expected privacy and security concerns in the IoT ecosystem. The principles in the statement propose policy and technical approaches to tackle privacy and security challenges while ensuring that the technology continues to move forward.
Read the ACM news release.
The Ambassadors for ACM program rewards ACM members like you for encouraging new members to join. Your first-hand experience with ACM's valuable career development and continuous learning programs makes you a perfect envoy to share your ACM experiences with prospective members. The Ambassadors for ACM program offers opportunities for you to earn new prizes, rewards and bonus gifts with each referral. Submit the ACM Referral Form, and your referrals can join ACM at a special discount rate. Our members are our greatest asset. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession. Please consider becoming an Ambassador for ACM.
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ACM Professional Members can now access to the new Safari Learning Platform. This means that you will now have access to Safari’s entire collection of 40,000+ online books from O'Reilly and other top publishers; 4,900+ video courses and O'Reilly conference videos; 200+ learning paths; 300+ live online training classes; and more new features, including the new mobile Safari Queue app for iOS and Android with enhanced functionality. Learn more about the enhanced Safari Learning Platform.
Register to watch the next free ACM webinar, Monadic Programming for the Web Using React and RxJS, to be presented by Pat Sissons on Wednesday, July 12 at 12 p.m. ET. Sissons is Senior Software Developer at Marine Learning Systems. Erik Meijer, Founder and CEO at Applied Duality and member of the ACM Queue Editorial Board, moderates the Q&A session. ACM Learning Webinars are free with registration, available for streaming on all major mobile devices, and are recorded for on-demand viewing.
New books covering the latest IT skills and technologies are always being added to the ACM Skillsoft Learning Collections. New titles recently added to our library cover Beginning Ethical Hacking with Python; Bottlenecks: Aligning UX Design with User Psychology; Personal Cybersecurity: How to Avoid and Recover from Cybercrime; and much more.
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Visit the Skillsoft Learning Collections page for more information on books and videos. Visit the Skillsoft videos page for a more comprehensive list of recently added book and video titles (see sidebar).
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
Connecting with the right employers in computing can be a daunting task. Thankfully, the world's leading companies, colleges and universities come to the ACM Career & Job Center to find the best candidates. The new ACM Career and Job Center makes it easier than ever to find the right opportunities for you. New features include:
- Access to the best companies, colleges and universities through our cutting-edge recruitment technologies, including automated job matching
- Easy job alerts that notify you via email when your perfect job is posted
- A new, quicker and more user-friendly candidate application process
Please note: all existing job board profiles, resumés and cover letters have been transferred to the new job site. We do require you to reset your password in order to access your account. Simply click on http://jobs.acm.org/jobs/user/forgotPassword, enter your email address and you will be provided with a link to reset your password and log in to your account. For any assistance, please contact ACM's Advertising Sales Manager, Ilia Rodriguez.
The Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education (a partnership of ACM, IEEE-CS, AIS SIGSEC, and IFIP) is inviting comments on Cybersecurity Curricula 2017 (CSEC2017). Please download the draft report and submit your comments by July 3, 2017. The JTF was launched in September 2015 with the purpose of developing comprehensive curricular guidance in cybersecurity education that will support future program development and associated educational efforts.
Computer Engineering 2016: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering, completed in December 2016, is now available. This report is a joint effort of ACM and IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), presenting curriculum guidelines for undergraduate degree programs in computer engineering. It draws upon the 2004 curricular report titled Computer Engineering 2004: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering. This report is part of a larger computing curricula series developed by ACM, IEEE-CS, and the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
MSIS 2016: Global Competency Model for Graduate Degree Programs in Information Systems is the latest in a series of reports that provides guidance for degree programs in the Information Systems (IS) academic discipline. The first of these reports (Ashenhurst, 1972) was published in the early 1970s, and the work has continued ever since, both at the undergraduate and Master's levels. MSIS 2016 is the seventh collaborative effort between ACM and the Association for Information Systems (AIS), following IS 1997, IS 2002, and IS 2010 at the undergraduate level; MSIS 2000 and MSIS 2006 at the graduate level; and CC 2005 as an integrative document.
Every year, the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing recognizes talented high school students in computer science. The intent of the program is to promote and encourage the field of computer science, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment.
The application process involves a Challenge that focuses on having the student develop an artifact that engages modern computing technology and computer science. Judges will be looking for submissions that demonstrate ingenuity, complexity, relevancy, originality, and a desire to further computer science as a discipline. The application period closes November 1, 2017. If you need inspiration, check out last year's winners and their projects!
Up to four winners will be selected and each will be awarded a $10,000 prize and a trip to the annual ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing Reception. The prizes are funded by a $1 million endowment established by David Cutler and Gordon Bell.
Detailed information, including the link to the online application, is available on the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing website. Winners of the 2017-2018 Cutler-Bell Prize will be notified via email in February 2018.
ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offer a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The most recent SRC winners presented at PLDI 2017. The next conferences accepting submissions are:
- MODELS 2017, September 17-22, deadline July 1
- ICFP 2017, September 3-9, deadline July 10
- SPLASH 2017, October 22-27, deadline July 17
- MobiCom 2017, October 16-20, deadline July 21
- SC17, November 12-17, deadline July 31
- ICCAD 2017, November 13-16, submission deadline August 20
The ACM Women's Council (ACM-W) provides support for women undergraduate or graduate students in computer science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. This exposure to the computer science research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). For application form, notification dates and more information, please visit the scholarships page.
ACM offers a special ACM Professional Membership for $49 USD (regularly $99) to help graduating students make the transition to professional careers, and take advantage of continuous learning opportunities, including free online books and courses and access to ACM's Career & Job Center. This one-year-only transition rate includes all the benefits of Professional Membership plus the option of purchasing a Digital Library subscription for $50. Recent graduates can access this special transition offer through ACM's convenient online renewal form, or by following the instructions on the paper renewal form. For more information, visit the Reasons to Transition to Professional Membership page.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM
Book the speaker for your next event through the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) and deliver compelling and insightful content to your audience. ACM will cover the cost of transportation for the speaker to travel to your event. Our program features renowned thought leaders in academia, industry and government speaking about the most important topics in the computing and IT world today. Our booking process is simple and convenient.
This month's featured speaker is Theo Schlossnagle. Theo is a practicing software engineer and serial entrepreneur. At Johns Hopkins University he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science, with a focus on graphics and randomized algorithms in distributed systems. His postgraduate work included research of resource allocation techniques in distributed systems. In 1997 he founded his first company, OmnitTI, a web applications and Internet architectures provider. During his 17-year tenure as CEO, he launched several successful spinoffs to address untapped opportunities in the web operations sector. OmniTI’s first offshoot company, Message Systems, was based around the Momentum Message Transfer Agent, an all-in-one platform for email, mobile and data analytics, for which Theo was the principal architect. Message Systems eventually became Sparkpost, which bills itself as one of the fastest-growing services for websites that send and receive email. His newest company, Circonus, aims “to change the world of systems monitoring to be more data-driven.” Circonus’ microservices monitoring and analytics platform delivers percentile-based alerts, graphs, dashboards and machine learning intelligence.
A Senior Member of ACM, Theo serves on the editorial board of ACM Queue. As a member of the ACM Practitioners Board, he works with his colleagues to ensure that ACM offers the best products and services that support the technical and professional development of practicing computing professionals, including engineers, architects, IT specialists and managers. Theo’s recent book, Scalable Internet Architectures, discusses major topics in web architectural design and offers best practice design methodologies for building new websites. An experienced presenter and lecturer, he has spoken at more than 100 conferences and industry events throughout the US and Europe.
For more information on Theo, please visit his DSP speaker information page.
Theo Schlossnagle's Digital Library author page.
IEEE-CS and ACM are sharing their invited speaker programs, to further the dissemination of technical knowledge of computing fields that greatly benefit both memberships. IEEE-CS chapter volunteers can host a speaker from ACM's Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP), with access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry, by following the instructions on the DSP site. Make sure you identify yourself as an IEEE Computer Society Chapter.
IEEE-CS provides a popular offering of first-quality speakers serving its professional and student chapters. The Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) owes its success to the many volunteers and staff members of the Computer Society who generously contribute their time and talent. Organizers of an ACM chapter, conference, or event can host a speaker from IEEE-CS's DVP by following the instructions on the DVP site. Make sure you identify yourself as an ACM chapter or event.
ACM's fiscal year is coming to a close, which means it is time to submit your ACM Annual Report. The report is for the fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) and is due by August 31, 2017.
To complete the report online, you must log in with your unique chapter web account at http://www.acm.org/chapters/chapters/interface. Please note, your chapter web account is entirely separate from your personal web account and should be accessible to all officers. If you are unsure of your chapter web account or need to reset the password, please follow this link: https://campus.acm.org/public/account/signin.cfm.
Please also take this time to update your chapter's contact information, including your membership list (under the Chapter Members tab) and officers (under the Chapter Officers tab.) You can utilize our edit features to extend memberships, update email addresses, or cancel past members who are no longer part of your chapter. Keeping your membership list current and up to date is important. It ensures that all members receive the maximum benefits they are entitled to and are kept aware of all the latest ACM happenings and resources.
Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. The regional ACM Professional, Student, ACM-W, and Special Interest Group (SIG) chapters around the globe involve members locally in competitions, seminars, lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. ACM welcomes new chapters that were chartered May 19 to June 12, 2017:
ACM Student Chapters:
- Case Western Reserve University ACM Student Chapter, Cleveland, Ohio
- Hindustan University ACM Student Chapter, Kelambakkam, India
- NSU ACM-W Student Chapter, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- RMKEC ACM Student Chapter, RMK Engineering College, Gummidipoondi, India
- Stevens Institute of Technology ACM-W Student Chapter, Hoboken, New Jersey
- Techno India Salt Lake ACM Student Chapter, Kolkata, India
- Universidad Francisco Marroquín ACM Student Chapter, Guatemala City, Guatemala
The 6th Biennial Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing (MICWIC 2017) took place March 31 and April 1 on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing. An ACM Celebration, MICWIC 2017 brought together more than 200 students, faculty, and business leaders to focus attention on the research success and career interests of women in computing and information technology, discuss the role of women in today's technology fields, share experiences and strategies for success, and explore issues common to women working in these fields.
Each day featured an inspirational keynote. Katie Siek of Indiana University Bloomington delivered the Friday keynote, "Live, Love, Research: Developing Health Informatics Technologies to Leave the World Better than I Found It." Siek described sociotechnical systems for preventive care that are helping people understand how health is part of their everyday lives. Laura Haas of the IBM Discovery Lab delivered the Saturday keynote, "Computing and Big Data Are Changing Everything and You Can Help!" Haas described several IBM projects that have leveraged Big Data technology to improve our world. The Computing Research Association and the Coalition to Diversify Computing sponsored the talks as part of the CRA-W/CDC Distinguished Lecture Series.
Other highlights included a student poster reception; Birds of a Feather discussions on topics ranging from handling harassment to a Lean In circle; speed interviewing; paper presentations; panels on topics ranging from how IT is changing the face of industry to research experiences for undergraduate students and life-long learning; a Career Fair; and a game night. Security Innovation sponsored a fun and informative Security Hackathon for attendees following the close of the conference.
If you are considering organizing an event or you would like to know more about ACM Celebrations, please feel free to contact Wendy Powley, Chair of the Celebrations Committee.
Did you know that ACM-W offers a general email distribution list for its members? This ACMW-public list is a communication channel for disseminating general information about ACM-W, bulletins and upcoming events. To join the list: http://signup.acm.org/listserv_index.cfm?ln=ACM-W-PUBLIC. Also read the ACM-W Connections newsletter for updates on ACM-W programs: local celebrations, scholarships and awards, chapters, and more.
ACM's flagship publication Communications of the ACM (CACM) welcomes Andrew A. Chien as its Editor-in-Chief, effective July 1. He will succeed Moshe Y. Vardi. Chien is the William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing at the University of Chicago. He is also a Senior Computer Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory.
Read the ACM news release.
eLearn Magazine welcomes Simone C. O. Conceição and Anita Samuel as new Co-Editors-in-Chief. The appointment is from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. Conceição is a Professor and Chair of the Administrative Leadership Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Education. She has served on eLearn's editorial board since 2013. Samuel is a consultant for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Administrative Leadership Department.
The new ACM journal ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC) is accepting submissions on work that covers the full spectrum of social computing including theoretical, empirical, systems, and design research contributions.
Graham Cormode, professor of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, explains how the approximate approach is often faster and more efficient. Companies want to track network activity but the scale is often too large to do so easily. Thus, the model of streaming data processing, which summarizes each observation and then drops it from memory. Cormode's article introduces the ideas behind sketching, with a focus on algorithmic innovations. It describes some algorithmic developments in the abstract, followed by the steps needed to put them into practice, with examples.
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ACM Meetups are nonprofit informal local groups that meet regularly to discuss diverse topics in computer science such as predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, data visualization, user experience, user research, and artificial neural networks. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners and academic students, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome to attend, to meet others, and to present their work. ACM Meetups cultivate a new wave of local tech communities in key cities of the US. See this list and learn more by visiting the ACM Local Meetups page.
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