ACM in the News

"Liquid Metal Brings Soft Robotics a Step Closer"
University of Sussex (UK), October 17, 2017
Researchers at the University of Sussex and Swansea University say they have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into two-dimensional shapes such as letters and a heart. They presented their research at ISS 2017.

"LiShield Can Block Smartphone Cameras for Privacy's Sake"
IEEE Spectrum, October 17, 2017
“LiShield” privacy system specifically targeting consumer digital cameras such as smartphone-grade cameras by exploiting their limitations in capturing images was presented at Mobicom 2017.

"Innovators Under 40 to Be Recognized at the 55th Design Automation Conference"
infoTECH, October 16, 2017
DAC 2018, conference devoted to the design and design automation of electronic systems, is now accepting nominations for the Under 40 Innovators Award.

"Berkeley Experts on How to Build More Secure, Faster AI Systems"
Berkeley News, October 16, 2017
RISELab member David Patterson, a former ACM president, notes accommodating the exponential growth of device-generated data could be achieved by designing secure, AI-specific computers that are optimized for a given task.

"Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code"
NC State News, October 16, 2017
North Carolina State University researchers have found that auto-fix tools are effective ways to get programmers to make relevant upgrades. They will present their research at ASE 2017.

"Could AI Be the Future of Fake News and Product Reviews?"
Scientific American, October 16, 2017
University of Chicago researchers are experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI)-based techniques for automatically generating convincing online reviews, such as bogus Yelp restaurant critiques. They will present their research at CCS 2017.

"Association for Computing Machinery volunteers with Feed My Sheep"
The Northeastern, October 11, 2017
ACM Student Chapter members at Northeastern University volunteer for hunger initiative.

"ACM’s Council on Women in Computing Appoints Jodi Tims Chair"
HPC Wire, October 11, 2017

"CMU Women Honored at Grace Hopper Celebration"
Carnegie Mellon University, October 11, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University women recognized for their contributions to increasing diversity in the fields of computer science and technology at GHC 2017.

"Stefan Savage receives prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship"
University of California, October 11, 2017
Savage, an ACM Fellow, received the 2015 ACM Prize in Computing.

"Future Smartwatches Could Sense Hand Movement Using Ultrasound Imaging"
University of Bristol News, October 11, 2017
University of Bristol researchers say future wearable devices, such as smartwatches, could use ultrasound imaging of the forearm to recognize hand gestures. They presented their research at CHI 2017.

"For Fighting Cybercrime and Boosting Internet Security, UCSD's Stefan Savage Wins a MacArthur Award"
Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2017
University of California, San Diego professor, ACM Fellow and ACM Prize in Computing recipient Stefan Savage won a five-year, $625,000 "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation for his work on projects to protect computer systems from attackers.

"Collaborative Software Development Made Easy"
Nature, October 4, 2017
Study presented at 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2016) estimated about 40 percent of the 34,544 most popular open source projects hosted on GitHub employed continuous integration in some form.

"These 10 Huge Discoveries Should’ve Been Nobel Prize Winners"
National Geographic, October 4, 2017
Mention of Sir Tim Berners-Lee receiving the ACM Turing Award.

"Top students and Ph.D. researchers in math, computer science convened with Laureates in Heidelberg, Germany"
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, October 3, 2017
21 top US students and postdoctoral researchers attended 2017 Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

"Functional Languages Beat Procedural/Object-Oriented"
Application Development Trends, October 3, 2017
University of Virginia and University of California, Davis research study evaluating impact of programming languages on software quality published in October Communications of the ACM.

"More Teachers, Fewer 3D Printers: How to Improve K–12 Computer Science Education"
IEEE Spectrum, October 2, 2017
ACM and Code.org have been working tirelessly to establish and expand CS access in schools.

"Improving K–12 Computer Science Education"
IEEE Spectrum, October 2, 2017
University of Washington professor Ed Lazowska (recipient of the ACM Presidential Award for 2005 and the ACM Distinguished Service Award for 2009) says computational thinking should be cultivated in all citizens.

"Filling the Pipeline for Computer Science Teachers"
Science, October 2, 2017
Code.org’s Cameron Wilson says that Code.org and other organizations are pressuring states "to think about allocating funding so they can take in-service teachers and prepare them to teach computer science."

"'Superhero' Robot Wears Different Outfits for Different Tasks"
MIT News, September 27, 2017
"Our approach shows that origami-inspired manufacturing allows us to have robotic components that are versatile, accessible, and reusable," says MIT professor and ACM Fellow Daniela Rus.

"Stanford Cyber Initiative Tackles Pressing Issues in Cybersecurity, Governance, and the Future of Work"
Stanford News, September 26, 2017
In an interview, Stanford University professors Michael McFaul and 2014 ACM Prize in Computng recipient Dan Boneh discuss the purpose of the Stanford Cyber Initiative, which they co-direct.

"Goodbye, Login. Hello, Heart Scan."
University at Buffalo, September 26, 2017
New biometric identifier based on the shape of your heart to be unveiled at MobiCom 2017.

"Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job"
Fortune, September 24, 2017
In an interview, Google engineering director and ACM Fellow and Grace Murray Hopper Award recipient Ray Kurzweil says artificial intelligence will be far more beneficial than harmful in the long term, and the "singularity" when computers overtake human intelligence should be welcomed.

"System Automatically Modifies Code for Transfer to Other Programs"
Science Newsline, September 21, 2017
New system that allows code to be transplanted from one system to another presented at ESEC/FSE 2017.

"Internet Rulemaking Is Going to Get More Complicated"
NextGov.com, September 21, 2017
A new report from the Internet Society, a think tank co-founded by Google chief Internet evangelist and former ACM president Vint Cerf, who shared the 2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award with Robert E. Kahn, sees a strong need for "multistakeholder" governmental/societal collaboration on a "consensus policy" for the Internet.

"Automatic Code Reuse"
MIT News, September 19, 2017
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed CodeCarbonCopy, a system enabling programmers to transplant code between programs. They presented it at ESEC/FSE 2017.

"A salute to progress: the Heidelberg Laureate Forum celebrates its fifth event this weekend"
AlphaGalileo, September 2017

"Imperial prof named Chair for European arm of world's largest computing society"
Imperial College London, September 18, 2017
Chris Hankin named Chair of ACM Europe Council.

"Teacher Receives Award in Computer Science"
WNEP, September 18, 2017
Computer Science teacher Robert Luciano receives CSTA Teaching Excellence Award.

"Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains"
The New York Times, September 16, 2017
Researchers are taking biological cues to remodel computing after the human brain to overcome the physical limits of semiconductors. "The existing [computing] approach is out of steam, and people are trying to re-architect the system," says former Stanford University president and ACM Fellow and ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award recipient John Hennessy.

"Kathy Yelick Charts the Promise and Progress of Exascale Science"
HPCWire, September 15, 2017
Interview with ACM Felllow, Athena Lecturer and Ken Kennedy Award recipient Yelick.

"Chirpy, chirpy, cheap, cheap: Printable IoT radios for 10 cents each"
The Register (UK), September 14, 2017
University of Washington researchers present printable IoT radios at Ubicomp 2017.

"PrivacyStreams Helps Developers Create Privacy-Friendly Apps"
Carnegie Mellon News, September 13, 2017
CMU and Peking University researchers demonstrated PrivacyStreams, a service enabling application developers to access smartphone data required for app functionality while assuring users their private information is not being exposed, at Ubicomp 2017.

"UW Team Shatters Long-Range Communication Barrier for Devices That Consume Almost No Power"
UW News, September 13, 2017
University of Washington researchers demonstrated first-ever transmission of data across up to 2.8 kilometers by devices that run on almost no power at Ubicomp 2017.

"To Improve Smartphone Privacy, Control Access to Third-Party Libraries"
Carnegie Mellon News, September 11, 2017
CMU researchers suggest controlling access to third-party libraries will help limit the undesired exposure of personal information by smartphone applications. They presented their research at Ubicomp 2017.

"Fake Facebook 'Like' Networks Exploited Code Flaw to Create Millions of Bogus 'Likes'"
USA Today, September 8, 2017
Researchers at the University of Iowa, working with colleagues at Facebook and in Pakistan, have documented a network of more than 50 websites that let users automatically create millions of false "likes" and comments on Facebook. The research will be presented at the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2017).

"Researchers Say Bitcoin Data Could Help Spot Sex Traffickers"
Fast Company, September 8, 2017
Research designed to fight sex trafficking presented at KDD 2017.

"Tweet analysis could pinpoint where to send emergency help in disasters like Harvey"
itbusiness.ca (Canada), September 8, 2017
Researchers present TrioVecEvent, a system that uses artificial intelligence to analyze tweets and detect events like natural disasters, protests, riots and terrorist attacks as soon as they happen, at KDD 2017.

"John L. Hennessy elected to Royal Academy of Engineering"
Stanford News, September 7, 2017
ACM Fellow Hennessy elected international fellow of UK's national academy for engineering.

"New Technology Could Revolutionize Smartphone Use"
University of St. Andrews, September 4, 2017
Researchers at the University of St. Andrews in the U.K. have developed SpeCam, a technology enabling smartphones to perform tasks by recognizing the surface they’re sitting on. The system will be presented at MobileHCI 2017.

Coverage of ACM Europe Conference in Barcelona:
Conference of Directors and Deans of Computer Engineering (Spain), September 6, 2017
HPC Wire, September 4, 2017
Inside HPC, September 4, 2017

"Two Sciences Tie the Knot"
MIT News, September 4, 2017
ACM Turing Award recipient Herb Simon was a venerated economist who was also an early computer scientist.

"What the Industrial Revolution really tells us about the future of automation and work"
The Conversation, September 1, 2017
Rice University professor and former Communications of the ACM Editor-in-Chief Moshe Vardi mulls the impact of AI and automation on employment prospects.

"What James Damore Got Wrong about Gender Bias in Computer Science"
Wired, September 1, 2017
Former ACM presidents Maria Klawe and David Patterson co-authored this article with John Hennessy in which several experts rebut former Google employee James Damore's conceit that innate biological differences underlie female software engineers' underrepresentation in the tech industry.

"Is the world on the brink of a computing revolution? Quantum computing at the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum"
AlphaGalileo, August 31, 2017
Fifth Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will include panel on quantum computing.

"Emirates Digital Association for Women to participate in Women in Computing event"
DOT Emirates, August 29, 2017
Smart Dubai office has sponsored the Emirates Digital Association for Women to participate in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC).

"Detecting Pancreatic Cancer Using Selfies"
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, August 29, 2017
App that uses smartphone selfies to scan for pancreatic cancer to be presented at Ubicomp 2017.

"App uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer"
UPI, August 28, 2017
App that uses smartphone selfies to scan for pancreatic cancer to be presented at Ubicomp 2017.

"Interview with Michael Stonebraker: Distinguished Scientist and recipient of 2014 ACM Turing Award"
Analytics India Magazine, August 28, 2017
Turing Award laureate Stonebraker talks about future of AI.

"Drones Relay RFID Signals for Inventory Control"
MIT News , August 25, 2017
MIT researchers presented RFly, a system enabling small aerial drones to scan radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags tens of meters away while determining their whereabouts, at SIGCOMM 2017.

"Programming language plus simple circuit design could let routers report on their own operation"
TechXplore, August 24, 2017
MIT, Cisco to present research on network efficiency at SIGCOMM 2017.

"Monitoring Network Traffic More Efficiently"
MIT News, August 23, 2017
MIT researchers presented Marple, a more efficient network traffic monitoring system designed to minimize the circuit complexity of the router and the number of external analytic servers, SIGCOMM 2017.

"Cryptographers and Geneticists Unite to Analyze Genomes They Can't See"
Scientific American, August 22, 2017
Stanford University cryptographer (and ACM Fellow and ACM Prize recipient) Dan Boneh and geneticist Gill Bejerano have developed a secure multiparty computation (SMC) algorithm to discover disease-linked genetic mutations without actually seeing anyone's genome, making the protection of genomic privacy practical.

"CCR staffer lands coveted spot at supercomputing conference"
UB Now, August 22, 2017
University of Buffalo systems administrator helping to build network for SC17.

"New York University Abu Dhabi Researchers Develop 'Unhackable' Computer Chip"
The National, August 20, 2017
Researchers will present their research this fall at the ACM Conference on Computer Communications and Security (CCS 2017).

"Out-of-this-World Science Project to Be Featured as Keynote at SC17´s High Performance Computing Conference in Denver"
Business Wire, August 16, 2017
Phillip Diamond, Director General of the international Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project, will keynote at SC17.

"In a Step toward Fighting Human Trafficking, Sex Ads Are Linked to Bitcoin Data"
University of California, Berkeley, August 16, 2017
Research designed to fight sex trafficking to be presented at KDD 2017.

"Zooming in on Climate Predictions"
Northeastern University, August 16, 2017
Climate change prediction research to be presented at KDD 2017.

"How Hardware Drives the Shape of Databases to Come"
The Next Platform, August 15, 2017
Interview with 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Michael Stonebraker.

"The Maddeningly Simple Way Tech Companies Can Employ More Women"
The New York Times, August 15, 2017
In the wake of Google employee’s memo questioning diversity initiatives, Grace Hopper Celebration cited as a positive resource for women in tech.

"UMass Amherst Computer Scientists Develop New Technique to Measure Social Bias in Software"
UMass Amherst News, August 14, 2017
UMass Amherst researchers’ Themis, an approach to automatically test software for social bias, wins SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award.

"USC needs more female faculty in STEM"
Daily Trojan, August 14, 2017
USA Today ranked the University of Southern California as the third best college for women studying STEM. Their ACM student chapter has a female president.

"Researchers seek fool-proof Android malware detection with AI"
IT World Canada, August 14, 2017
Researchers from the US and Hong Kong attending KDD 2017 say they have created a machine learning technique that could push detection to almost 100%.

"I'm a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you."
Vox, August 11, 2017
In the wake of Google employee’s memo questioning diversity initiatives, Grace Hopper Celebration cited as a positive resource for women in tech.

"Researchers Use Machine Learning to Spot Counterfeit Consumer Products"
New York University, August 11, 2017
NYU researchers presented their work at KDD 2017.

"Hacking Cybersecurity to Anticipate Attacks"
[email protected], August 8, 2017
The ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec 2017) highlighted developing a hacking model for anticipating cyberattacks.

"New AI Algorithm Monitors Sleep With Radio Waves"
MIT News, August 6, 2017
"Our device allows you not only to remove all of these sensors that you put on the person, and make it a much better experience that can be done at home, it also makes the job of the doctor and the sleep technologist much easier," says MIT professor and ACM Hopper Award recipient Dina Katabi.

"SIGGRAPH 2017 Concludes in Los Angeles with Strong Attendance"
Shoot, August 4, 2017
More than 16,500 people attended ACM SIGGRAPH 2017, the premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques.

"Designing the Microstructure of Printed Objects"
MIT News, August 3, 2017
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory presented a system for cataloging the physical characteristics of a huge number of tiny cube clusters that can function as building blocks for larger printable objects at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"An App for the Perfect Selfie"
University of Waterloo, August 2, 2017
Canadian researchers presented a smartphone application designed to help people learn how to take better selfies at DIS 2017.

"Celebrity Twitter Accounts Display 'Bot-Like' Behavior"
University of Cambridge (UK), August 2, 2017
University of Cambridge researchers presented analysis of Twitter data to determine whether celebrity-level accounts with more than 10 million followers exhibit more bot-like retweeting behavior than users with fewer followers, at ASONAM 2017.

"Speak Easy: How Neural Networks Are Transforming the World of Translation"
IT Pro, August 1, 2017
Imperial College London professor and ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award recipient Erol Gelenbe says artificial neural networks can ease language translation by executing a three-step process.

"4D Movies Capture People in Clothing, Creating Realistic Virtual Try-on"
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, August 1, 2017
MPI-IS researchers have developed technology that can digitally capture clothing on moving people, turn it into a 3D digital platform, and dress virtual avatars with it. They presented their findings at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"Algorithms that Can Sketch, Recreate 3D Shapes"
UBC News, August 1, 2017
University of British Columbia researchers presented FlowRep, software that can create a design sketch of an everyday object, at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"Automatic Image Retouching on Your Phone"
MIT News, August 1, 2017
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Google presented a cellphone-based system that can automatically retouch images at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"The Benefits of Networking"
HuffPost, July 31, 2017
Blogger who was active in ACM chapter encourages young people to join professional associations.

"Breakthrough Software Teaches Computer Characters to Walk, Run, Even Play Soccer"
UBC News, July 31, 2017
Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada presented DeepLoco, an algorithm that offers an alternative way to animate human movement in games and film instead of the current method, at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"Picture Perfect"
The UC Santa Barbara Current, July 31, 2017
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara presented Computational Zoom, a new system that enables photographers to compose an image after it's been captured by controlling the relative positions and sizes of objects in the image, at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"200 Terabyte Proof Demonstrates the Potential of Brute-Force Math"
Motherboard, July 30, 2017
Communications of the ACM paper on satisfiability solving featured.

"Interview: Vipin Kumar, Regents Professor and William Norris Chair in Large Scale Computing at University of Minnesota"
Inside Big Data, July 29, 2017
ACM Fellow Vipin Kumar on the promises and challenges of Big Data.

"Design Method Helps Animated Characters Gain Physical Form"
EurekAlert, July 28, 2017
Disney researchers presented a method for designing cable-driven mechanisms that help artists give physical form and motion to animated characters at the ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2017).

"CMU Method Enables Telescoping Devices to Bend and Twist"
Carnegie Mellon News, July 27, 2017
CMU researchers presented a method for designing telescoping structures that can bend and twist, a breakthrough they say could enable motion for robots of various shapes at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"Significant New Researcher Award of ACM SIGGRAPH goes to Bernd Bickel"
APA Science (Austria), July 27, 2017
Bernd Bickel receives SIGGRAPH New Researcher Award.

"Prepping students for future computer science jobs"
District Administration, July 26, 2017
“The alternative for computer science for all is computer science for some and nothing for the rest,” says Chris Stephenson, head of computer science education strategy at Google and a member of ACM’s Education Board.

"Intelligent Animation"
The UC Santa Barbara Current, July 26, 2017
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Disney, and Pixar are working to incorporate artificial intelligence into a computer-based rendering system. They presented their findings at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"BGU Researcher Develops New 3D Scanning Technique"
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, July 25, 2017
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel led an international team that developed a technique that combines robotics and water to create more accurate 3D scanning for reconstructing complex objects. They presented their research at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"'Magic Bench' Lets Users See, Hear, and Feel Animated Characters"
ScienceDaily, July 25, 2017
Disney researchers presented a combined augmented and mixed-reality experience in which multiple users experience virtual surroundings as a group at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"CPU Architecture after Moore's Law: What's Next?"
Computerworld, July 24, 2017
"This will be a renaissance era for computer architecture—these will be exciting times," says University of California, Berkeley professor and former ACM president David Patterson.

"Academician Pei Jian, Simon Fraser University, Canada, was elected ACM SIGKDD New President"
AI Technology Review (China), July 24, 2017
SIGKDD, ACM’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, elects new president.

"Carnegie Mellon Robotics pioneer receives highest honor in computer graphics"
PhysOrg, July 24, 2017
ACM SIGGRAPH honors Carnegie Mellon computer science and robotics professor with Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics.

"McDaniel named Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology"
Penn State University, July 24, 2017
ACM Fellow Patrick McDaniel, distinguished professor of computer science and engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State, has been named the William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology.

"Interview: Daphne Koller, Chief Computing Officer, Calico; Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University"
Inside Big Data, July 22, 2017
Koller, who received the inaugural ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences (now known as the ACM Prize in Computing), talks about challenges and opportunities of Big Data.

A Look at the History of RDBMS"
DZone, July 21, 2017
Charles Bachman received ACM's Turing Award for his efforts in creating “Integrated Data Store,” or IDS.

"SIGGRAPH 2017 Announces Highlights From This Year’s Emerging Technologies, Studio, and Real-Time Live! Programs"
WorldNews, July 20, 2017
Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technology Studio.

Research competition gives tech students a chance to show off their research"
The Daily (University of Washington), July 20, 2017
ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals winner featured.

"Who Will Control the Swarm?"
Stanford News, July 19, 2017
Although most current research into autonomous vehicles assumes a distributed model controlled in a peer-to-peer manner, with each machine doing its own calculations, a more concentrated model would have significant advantages, says Platform Lab faculty director John Ousterhout, who received the 1987 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award and the 1997 ACM Software System Award.

"Making Animated Characters Jump Just Got Easier"
EurekAlert, July 18, 2017
Researchers at Disney have developed an authoring tool for motion cycles that enables novice video game designers to quickly create a motion cycle and enhances the workflow for expert animators. They presented it at the ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2017) conference.

"Researchers Develop New Computational Method to Make Data-Driven 3D Modeling Easier "
Xinhua, July 18, 2017
Researchers will demonstrate GRASS at SIGGRAPH 2017.

"Women and Minorities Shatter Records as Thousands Take AP Computer Science Exam"
GeekWire, July 18, 2017
Although lack of diversity in the tech industry has become a major issue in recent years, these new figures indicate a positive trend, according to Code.org founder Hadi Partovi.

"Improving Disease Prediction With Big Data Analytics"
Lehigh University, July 17, 2017
The effort was led by Lehigh professor Mooi Choo Chuah, technical co-chair of the IEEE/ACM Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE 2017).

"Can computer science education be fun?"
CSO, July 17, 2017
K-12 Computer Science Framework created by ACM, CSTA and Code.org sought to develop a new framework that defines computer science.

"President of ACM awarded honorary degree"
Newcastle University, July 14, 2017
Vicki Hanson made honorary doctor of science by Newcastle University.

"Catch 'em all: Pokemon Go is actually making you healthier"
NewsDog, July 10, 2017
Research at CHI 2017 showed that Pokemon Go makes families more active.

"Dutch Database Design Drives Practical Innovation"
ComputerWeekly.com, July 10, 2017
Martin Kersten has become just the third citizen of the Netherlands to be recognized as an ACM Fellow, following previous recipients Edsger Dijkstra (also recipient of the 1972 ACM A.M. Turing Award) and Andrew Tanenbaum (also recipient of the 1994 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award).

"UW's Lip-Syncing Obama Demonstrates New Technique to Turn Audio Clips Into Realistic Video"
GeekWire, July 10, 2017
University of Washington researchers’ system that can take audio clips from one speech and sync them with video clips from another speech, creating realistic-looking lip-synced videos, to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2017.

"World's first 'battery-free' mobile phone could mark the beginning of the end for chargers"
Mirror (UK), July 6, 2017
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies includes research announcing first “battery free” mobile phone.

"54th Design Automation Conference Announces Preliminary Attendance Numbers"
Telecommsbriefing.net, July 5, 2017
DAC 2017, premier ACM event devoted to design and automation of electronic systems attracted thousands of attendees from all over the world.

"What’s Challenging in Big Data Now: Integration and Privacy"
Datanami, July 5, 2017
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the A.M. Turing Award, ACM convened a gathering of some of the brightest minds in computing, including 2014 award recipient and Big Data expert Michael Stonebraker.

"Why, Robot? Understanding AI Ethics"
The Register (UK), July 4, 2017
ACM member Jonathan M. Smith discusses AI ethics.

"Disney Research, Pixar Animation Studios, and UCSB Accelerate Rendering With AI"
EurekAlert, June 30, 2017
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Disney Research, and Pixar Animation Studios to present high-quality image rendering technique at SIGGRAPH 2017.

"Making Waves"
IST Austria, June 29, 2017
Computer scientists using wave packet theory to develop realistic, detailed water wave simulations in real time will present their results at SIGGRAPH 2017.

"Research Opportunities and Visions for Smart and Pervasive Health"
CCC Blog, June 29, 2017
The Computing Community Consortium presented draft recommendations at WISH 2017, the ACM/American Medical Informatics Association Workshop of Interactive Systems in Healthcare.

"How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding into American Classrooms"
The New York Times, June 27, 2017
Code.org (of which ACM is a partner) in a few years has become a template for Silicon Valley education reform, characterized by social-media savvy.

"Microsoft and intelligent markets at ACM EC’17"
Microsoft Research Blog, June 26, 2017
18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’17) featured in blog post.

"Korean Computer Scientist Wins 'Influential Paper' Award"
Korea Times, June 26, 2017
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) professor Kim Nam-sung was named this year's winner of the most influential paper award at ICSE 2017.

"Drones That Drive"
MIT News, June 26, 2017
"As we begin to develop planning and control algorithms for flying cars, we are encouraged by the possibility of creating robots with these capabilities at small scale," says MIT CSAIL Director and ACM Fellow Daniela Rus.

"Expert Panel Debunks AI Hype"
EE Times, June 26, 2017
Neural networks panel debates AI technologies at ACM Turing 50 Celebration. http://www.acm.org/turing-award-50

"Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence"
Fortune, June 23, 2017
AI has generated much hype over its current capabilities. That’s one takeaway from a panel of leading AI experts hosted by ACM for its Celebration of the 50th Turing Award.

"AI is still several breakthroughs away from reality"
VentureBeat, June 23, 2017
A panel of leading machine learning and AI experts spoke at ACM’s Celebration of the 50th Turing Award.

"NSF-funded ACM Turing Awardees: A Look at 50 Years of Computing's Greatest Visionaries"
National Science Foundation, June 22, 2017

"Association for Computing Machinery Honors Avere CTO and Co-Founder Michael Kazar with Software System Award"
Canadian Insider, June 20, 2017

"Illinois Researchers Build Dropbox-Like Storage, Analytical System for Scientific Data"
University of Illinois News Bureau, June 19, 2017
4CeeD won a Best Paper award at the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2017).

"Thousands of Fort Mac Fire Tweets Show Evacuees Struggled for Online Answers"
UToday, June 19, 2017
Study published in ICSE 2017 proceedings analyzed nearly 70,000 tweets sent out by evacuees escaping the Fort McMurray wildfire last May, and they learned the concerns of citizens are not being answered by current smartphone emergency apps.

"Russian Students Dominate at the Computer Programming Olympics"
Salon.com, June 18, 2017
Russian and Chinese student teams won most of the top spots in the 41st annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals in May, and their lower-ranked U.S. counterparts attribute this disparity mainly to the fact the winners start learning computer programming much earlier.

"Shrinking Data for Surgical Training "
MIT News, June 16, 2017
“[One] thing that is extraordinarily exciting to the surgeons is that in the future, we should be able to monitor the progression of the operation in real time," says MIT professor and ACM Fellow Daniela Rus.

"Sparse Fourier Transform Gives Stream Processing a Lifeline from the Coming Data Deluge"
Datanami, June 13, 2017
Article features ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient Haitham Hassanieh.

"Workshops and Tutorials Provide Education Opportunities at DAC 2017"
Cellular News, June 13, 2017
DAC 2017 workshops and tutorials featured.

"Internet of Things: Safety, Security and Privacy. Interview with Vint G. Cerf"
ODBMS Industry Watch, June 11, 2017
Google Chief Internet Evangelist and former ACM President Cerf likes the idea behind programmable, communicating devices but is concerned about their safety.

"Taxonomy Goes Digital: Getting a Handle on Social Bots"
IEEE Spectrum, June 9, 2017
Researchers will present one of a growing number of socialbot taxonomies at WebSci'17.

"SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Village to Host Highly Diverse Array of VR/AR Projects from Around the World"
ProductionHUB, June 2017
44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH 2017) to feature VR Village, a relatively young program within the conference.

"Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of a Pioneering Computer Language, Dies at 89"
The New York Times, June 4, 2017
Software engineer Jean E. Sammet, who co-designed the Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) and was elected the first female president of the ACM in 1974, passed away on May 20 at the age of 89.

"Thanks to Telepresence Robots, Kids Can Attend School from Home"
Fast Company, June 1, 2017
UC Irvine paper on telepresence robots in education presented at CHI 2017.

"Demand, the Duopoly and the Case for the Open Internet"
DigiDay, June 2017
What if, rather than creating an open community, 2016 ACM Turing Award recipient Sir Tim Berners-Lee had patented the Internet and monetized his invention by charging for access to its services?

"Pioneering Computer Scientist Calls for National Algorithm Safety Board"
Techworld, May 31, 2017
University of Maryland professor and ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ben Shneiderman proposed creating a National Algorithm Safety Board to ensure that software is held accountable and to restore trust in algorithms damaged by recent scandals concerning their use to spread biases, misinformation, and inequality.

"Shenzhen ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Hosts International Workshop on CG Science & Technology Achievements"
ACM SIGGRAPH, May 30, 2017
Shenzhen ACM SIGGRAPH chapter hosts international workshop on computer graphics.

"How AI Can Keep Accelerating After Moore's Law"
Technology Review, May 30, 2017
Microsoft NExT engineer and ACM Fellow Doug Burger notes although conventional software performance "has stopped improving at historical rates," AI performance continues to rapidly accelerate--a trend that is likely to persist.

"Google Plans to Demonstrate the Supremacy of Quantum Computing"
IEEE Spectrum, May 24, 2017
University of California, Santa Barbara professor John Martinis says the qubits constituting the array also could be employed to build larger "universal" quantum systems with error correction. Martinis will participate in a panel on quantum computing at the upcoming ACM Celebration of 50 Years of the Turing Award.

"Learning About Nutrition From 'Food Porn' and Online Quizzes"
Harvard University, May 24, 2017
Harvard and Columbia researchers’ study to determine whether popular online quizzes and food imagery could be leveraged for nutrition education presented at CHI 2017.

"Country 2.0: Upgrading Cities With Smart Technologies"
Asian Management Insights, May 22, 2017
In a panel, Google chief Internet evangelist and former ACM president Vint Cerf, who shared the 2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award with Robert E. Kahn, noted integration is a key component of smart systems. MIT professor and 1992 Turing Award recipient Butler Lampson pointed to tradeoffs between privacy protection and the benefits resulting from wider ranges of data use.

"Chris Manning: How Computers Are Learning to Understand Language"
Stanford University, May 22, 2017
In an interview, Stanford University professor and ACM Fellow Christopher D. Manning says his work on computational linguistics concentrates on the meaning of words.

"What Industry Wants"
The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 21, 2017
Interview with Intel University Program Director Scott Buck Mentions ACM/IEEE Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education.

"Why Yahoo Thinks It May Be Time to Blow up Your Inbox"
Fast Company, May 19, 2017
Yahoo unveiled a prototype design called CardMail that replaces the venerable inbox view with a set of lists in categories like travel, deals, events, and receipts at CHI 2017.

"Researchers Look to Add Statistical Safeguards to Data Analysis and Visualization Software"
News from Brown, May 19, 2017
QUDE, software designed to eliminate multiple hypothesis testing errors in interactive data exploration and visualization systems, was unveiled at SIGMOD/PODS 2017.

"Family TV Viewing and SMS Texting Could Help Cut Internet Energy Use"
Lancaster University, May 18, 2017
Researchers have identified four categories of data-hungry service, including watching video, social networking, communications, and listening. They presented their work at CHI 2017.

"Bitcoin's Popular Design Is Being Exploited for Theft and Fraud"
Lancaster University, May 17, 2017
Research demonstrating opportunities for bitcoin's transparency mechanisms to be exploited to facilitate dishonest trading presented at CHI 2017.

"Technology edits voices like text"
IGIHE, May 16, 2017
Research by Princeton graduate student to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2017.

"Under Cyberattack: UH Researchers Look at How to Catch a 'Phisher'"
University of Houston News, May 16, 2017
Research into why phishing attacks are so successful presented at ASIACCS 2017.

"Thursday Is Training Day—Tradition Continues at the 54th Design Automation Conference"
Digital Journal, May 16, 2017
DAC, the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, is excited to once again host a Training Day allowing attendees to attend high-quality sessions in popular subjects.

"Kai-fu Lee: I do not believe in singularity, I believe the platform of artificial intelligence toolbox"
AiLab (China), May 15, 2017
At ACM TURC 2017, the ACM Turing Award 50 years China Conference held in Shanghai, Li Kaifu, President of the Innovation Workshop and CEO of the Artificial Intelligence Engineering Institute, hosted Turing Award Laureates and other renowned industry scholars at a roundtable forum.

"Search for data from the winner of the Turing Award in 1966-2016"
Sciencenet (China), May 15, 2017
Chinese article examines stats about Turing Award recipients.

"Argentine students to participate in the world of programming in the United States"
Conclusion, May 15, 2017
Argentinian students prepare for ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).

"Car VR and the other weird tech at CHI 2017"
The Next Web, May 12, 2017
Some of the more unusual innovations at CHI 2017 featured.

"Computer scientist chosen for Purdue’s 2017 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award"
Military Technologies, May 11, 2017
ACM Fellow Mikhail Atallah honored by Purdue University.

"Internet of Things Made Simple: One Sensor Package Does Work of Many"
Carnegie Mellon News, May 11, 2017
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute have developed a plug-in sensor package that tracks multiple phenomena in a room, collecting insights via machine-learning methods. They presented their "Synthetic Sensors" project at CHI 2017.

"Stanford Researchers Develop Crowdsourcing Software to Convene Rapid, On-Demand 'Flash Organizations'"
Stanford News, May 10, 2017
Researchers at Stanford University presented software that integrates crowdsourcing's flexibility and the benefits of on-demand specialists to form "flash organizations" at CHI 2017.

You really should know what the Andrew File System Is
Network World, May 10, 2017
Mahadev "Satya" Satyanarayanan, who along with his team were recognized with the 2016 ACM Software System Award, talks about AFS.

"Engage with brilliant mathematicians and computer scientists!"
Scienmag, May 10, 2017
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation offers 15 travel grants of up to 3,000 euros to enable journalists to report on the HLF, an annual networking event.

"DMU academic helps draft new code setting ethical benchmark around the world"
DeMontfort University (UK), May 10, 2017
DeMontfort University Senior Lecturer in Computing and Social Responsibility part of team working on updating ACM Code of Ethics.

"Major Award for Cambridge Computer Luminary"
Cambridge News, May 10, 2017
Ken Banks named recipient of ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award.

"Kids, Parents Alike Worried about Privacy with Internet-Connected Toys"
UW Today, May 10, 2017
University of Washington study pointing to anxieties about potential for Wi-Fi-enabled Internet-connected toys to infringe on children's privacy presented at CHI 2017.

"Social, Computer Scientists Want to Share Data on Group Behavior"
NCSU News, May 9, 2017
Researchers at North Carolina State University presented their work to develop a large dataset on how group behavior and technology influence decision-making at CHI 2017.

"Father of the Internet: 'AI Stands for Artificial Idiot'"
NextGov.com, May 9, 2017
Google chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf, who shared the 2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award with Robert E. Kahn, told attendees at a recent technology summit that modern artificial intelligence systems are only as smart as the people who interact with them.

"New Georgia Tech Research May Help Combat Abusive Online Comments"
Georgia Institute of Technology, May 9, 2017
Georgia Tech research on combating abusive online comments presented at CHI 2017.

"Researchers Unveil New Meter to Help Create Stronger Passwords"
Carnegie Mellon News, May 9, 2017
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago have developed a password meter they say offers real-time feedback and advice to help users create better passwords. They presented their findings at CHI 2017.

"Sorry, Dave, I can't code that: AI's prejudice problem"
The Register (UK), May 8, 2017
USACM Algorithmic Bias Statement and Principles addresses algorithmic bias.

"Jennifer Rexford Announced as the 2017 NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Award Recipient"
NCWIT, May 8, 2017
ACM Fellow and Hopper and Athena Lecturer award recipient Rexford honored for technical and mentoring contributions.

"Expert Rock Climbing Routes Recreated Indoors Using 3D Modeling and Digital Fabrication"
Dartmouth College, May 8, 2017
Researchers presented modeling technique for replicating sections of popular outdoor rock-climbing routes at CHI 2017.

"Virtual Reality Typing Lights Up Ideas and Keyboards"
Michigan Tech News, May 8, 2017
Researchers presented their work on virtual reality text input using head-mounted displays at CHI 2017.

"CMU Creating Touchpads with Can of Spray Paint"
CMU News, May 8, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University researchers present "Electrick," a technology that can turn surfaces into touchpads, at CHI 2017.

"Dartmouth-Led Team Develops Smartwatch with All the Moves"
Dartmouth College, May 8, 2017
Researchers present prototype watch face that moves in five directions at CHI 2017.

"Interactive Display that Knows Where You Are"
Electronics 360, May 7, 2017
Mistform, a technology that allows users to interact with 2D and 3D forms, presented at CHI 2017.

"Shape-Changing Fog Screen Invented"
University of Sussex, May 5, 2017
Researchers present MistForm, a mid-air fog display that enables users to reach through it and interact with 2D and 3D objects, at CHI 2017.

"Red Light, Green Light Invention Prevents Work Interruptions"
UBC News, May 5, 2017
University of British Columbia researchers present FlowLight,a desk light that automatically switches from green to red when a user is "in the zone" and should not be disturbed by co-workers, at CHI 2017.

"A Touchable Tablet to Guide the Visually Impaired"
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, May 5, 2017
EPFL researchers presented the technology at CHI 2017.

"Cornell CIS and Adobe Collaboration Creates AI Photo Tool"
Cornell Chronicle, May 4, 2017
Deep Photo Style Transfer, software that can transpose the look of one photo onto another using neural networks. "What motivated us is the idea that style could be imprinted on a photograph but it is still intrinsically the same photo," says Cornell professor and ACM Transactions on Graphics Editor-in-Chief Kavita Bala.

"Former CRA Board Member Receives 2016 ACM Software System Award"
CRA Bulletin, May 4, 2017
Former CRA Board Member Alfred Z. Spector was named one of the recipients of the 2016 ACM Software System Award as part of a team that developed the Andrew File System.

"Operating Smart Devices From the Space on and Above the Back of Your Hand"
Saarland University, May 3, 2017
Prototype that enables smart-device operation using the back of the hand and the space above it as a control "surface" to be presented at CHI 2017.

"Infosys Foundation USA Commits Funding to Train 1,000 Teachers in Computer Science"
Infosys, May 2, 2017
Infosys Foundation USA is the leading sponsor of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and supports its activities along with ACM.

"When Autonomous Machines Can Do More than Just Vacuum"
Scientific American, May 1, 2017
2012 ACM Hopper Award co-recipient Dina Katabi's exploration of Wi-Fi radio signals as possible tool for physiological readings of humans by domestic robots cited.

"Detecting Walking Speed With Wireless Signals"
MIT News, May 1, 2017
Building on ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award recipient Dina Katabi's earlier work on a tool that analyzes signals bounced off of people's bodies, WiGait employs in-home sensors to define changes in walking speed over time.

"This Neural Network Could Make Animations in Games a Little Less Awkward"
TechCrunch, May 1, 2017
University of Edinburgh researchers will present the system in July at ACM SIGGRAPH 2017.

"Athena Lecturer Award for women researchers goes to Rice prof who really gets robots moving"
Network World, April 28, 2017

"Robotics Researcher Named ACM 2017-2018 Athena Lecturer"
CCC Blog, April 26, 2017

"Rice’s Lydia Kavraki wins ACM Athena Lecturer Award"
Rice University News, April 26, 2017
Trailblazer in robotics research honored for randomized motion-planning algorithms in robotics and for robotics-inspired methods for bioinformatics and biomedicine.

"Silicon Valley’s Finest Are Finally Developing a Code of Ethics"
NextGov, April 21, 2017
Discussion of how ACM is revising its Code of Ethics.

"Setting Standards: AI & Algorithmic Accountability"
Baseline, April 21, 2017
Discussion of ACM’s Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability.

"Alyosha Efros has won the 2016 ACM Prize in Computing"
Berkeley EECS, April 19, 2017
Berkeley associate professor cited for groundbreaking data-driven approaches to computer graphics and computer vision.

"Midwestern Institutions Collaborate on Materials Science Innovation"
UChicago News, April 19, 2017
"The IMaD spoke will build bridges between materials science data sources so that we'll be able to link far more data than anyone has had access to before," says University of Chicago professor Ian Foster, who was part of a team that received the 2001 Gordon Bell Prize.

"Moving past the myths in computer science education"
edscoop, April 11, 2017
ACM Education Board member Allison Derbenwick Miller discusses misconceptions about computer science education.

"Computer scientist Adam Smith wins 2017 Gödel Prize"
Penn State News, April 10, 2017
Penn State professor honored by ACM and EATCS for his 2006 paper, “Calibrating noise to sensitivity in private data analysis.”

"Improving Traffic Safety With a Crowdsourced Traffic Violation Reporting App"
KAIST, April 10, 2017
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology researchers found that crowdsourced traffic violation reportage with smartphone-based continuous video capturing can dramatically change policing activities on the road and will significantly improve traffic safety. They will present their results at CHI 2017.

"Internet Inventor: Make Tech Accessibility Better Already"
CNet, April 10, 2017
Accessibility shouldn't be a "pixie dust" designers sprinkle on as an afterthought, says Google chief Internet evangelist and 2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Vint Cerf.

"MKLab Will Present Their Work on Learning to Detect Misleading Content on Twitter and YouTube to ICMR 2017"
Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Laboratory, April 6, 2017
Researchers at the Information Technologies Institute's MKLab in Greece have developed a machine-learning algorithm that rates the credibility of tweets. They will present their research at ICMR 2017.

"Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Takes on Chinese Poker Players"
Carnegie Mellon News, April 6, 2017
CMU professor Tuomas Sandholm, who received the 2001 ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award, hopes to explore various commercial opportunities for their AI in poker and a host of other application areas, ranging from recreational games and business strategy to strategic pricing, cybersecurity, and medicine.

"Why Are UCSD Scientists Disguising Themselves as Empty Car Seats?"
The San Diego Union Tribune, April 4, 2017
UCSD professor Jim Hollan, who received ACM SIGCHI’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Research Award, says road users' interaction with driverless cars is a complicated research issue.

"Learning to Think Like a Computer"
The New York Times, April 4, 2017
Brown University professor Shriram Krishnamurthi, the inaugural winner in 2012 of ACM SIGPLAN's Robin Milner Young Research Award, says this mindset demands reframing research so "instead of formulating a question to a human being, I formulate a question to a dataset." Microsoft's Jeannette M. Wing (ACM Fellow and Distinguished Service Award recipient) put computational thinking into vogue by implying it can be used to improve people's daily lives and reduce stress.

"Airbnb Fans and Critics Both Correct in Home-Sharing Debate, Says Study"
Columbia University, April 4, 2017
Columbia study citing the legitimacy of two seemingly opposing facts about Airbnb, using long-tail frequency distribution, presented at WWW 2017.

"Virginia Tech Researchers: Android Apps Can Conspire to Mine Information From Your Smartphone "
Virginia Tech News, April 3, 2017
Researchers present first-ever large-scale systematic study of how the trusty applications on Android phones are able to talk to one another and trade information at ASIACCS 2017.

"Making America's Power Grid Much, Much Smarter"
Vanderbilt University, March 29, 2017
Researchers working to reinvent and protect the US's power grid to present their first solutions at ICCPS 2017.

"Bill Gropp==Pursuing the Next Big Thing at NCSA"
HPC Wire, March 28, 2017
In an interview, National Center for Supercomputing Applications acting director Bill Gropp says the purpose of the facility "is nothing less than to lead the transformation of all areas of scholarship in making use of advanced computing and data." Gropp is an ACM Fellow and 2016 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award recipient.

"Robots Could Help Children Give Evidence in Child Abuse Cases"
New Scientist, March 22, 2017
Researchers at Mississippi State University want to use robots to help question children in investigations of child abuse, believing they could reduce bias and lead to more reliable outcomes. They presented their work at HRI 2017.

"What It Means to {Codelikeagirl} "
University of Rochester NewsCenter, March 20, 2017
The Building Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative underwrites student attendance at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

"Robot Eavesdrops on Men and Women to See How Much They Talk"
New Scientist, March 16, 2017
Researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden presented Furhat, a robotic head that analyzes how people interact with each other, at HRI 2017.

"What If Quantum Computers Used Hard Drives Made of DNA?"
Wired, March 15, 2017
"DNA can store information for a very long time," notes Columbia University's Yaniv Erlich, who received the ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Award for 2008.

"Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2029"
Futurism, March 15, 2017
At the SXSW Conference, Google director of engineering and ACM Fellow Ray Kurzweil (who received the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for 1978) predicted the technological singularity==the emergence of human-level computer intelligence==will arrive by 2029.

"Rear Adm. Grace Hopper Continues to Inspire Innovation"
CHIPS, March 15, 2017
Inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the Anita Borg Institute and hold the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

"Experts push paper ballot trail after alleged breach of Georgia data"
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 14, 2017
Former USACM Chair Barbara Simons one of 20 computer scientists and security experts calling on Georgia to overhaul its elections system and use paper audit trail.

"New Japanese Supercomputing Project Targets Exascale"
HPC Wire, March 14, 2017
A new supercomputing project in Japan is targeting exascale capacity, and a development team aims to realize the fastest computing speed by June, which would make the computer the third-fastest in the world. ACM Gordon Bell Prize recipient Junichiro Makino says this milestone could have "revolutionary" implications for next-generation supercomputers.

"Women in IT Invited to Apply for WINS Program at SC17 Conference"
HPC Wire, March 13, 2017
Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program at SC17 conference in November aims to expand diversity of SCinet volunteer staff and provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of networking.

"How Far Should IT Practitioners Go to Police Corrupt Data?"
Data Breach Today, March 13, 2017
FBI Director James Comey expresses concern about manipulated information at Boston College cybersecurity conference; ACM Code of Ethics cited.

"Tim Berners-Lee: I Invented the Web. Here Are Three Things We Need to Change to Save It "
The Guardian, March 11, 2017
World Wide Web pioneer and 1995 ACM Software System Award recipient Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns of three trends to be overcome in order to sustain the Web as beneficial for everyone.

"Cutting down the clutter in online conversations "
MIT News, March 9, 2017
“Wikum” system from MIT CSAIL researchers provides readers with detailed summaries of online discussions; presented at CSCW 2017.

"5 Female Coders Who Changed the Tech World"
MyInforms, March 9, 2017
Mention of ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, given to outstanding young computer professionals.

"Africa Needs More Women Computer Scientists: How To Make It Happen"
The Huffington Post, March 7, 2017
Blogger writing about African women in computer science mentions hearing Turing Award recipient Shafi Goldwassser speak.

"Data Science at the Frontier: Here Be Dragons"
Upside, March 7, 2017
Brief mention of Claudia Perlich winning the ACM KDD Cup from 2007-2009.

"Smartphone Interruptions: Are Yours Relentless and Annoying?"
Rutgers Today, March 6, 2017
Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a model that can predict a person's receptiveness to smartphone interruptions by incorporating personality traits that could facilitate better notification management. They will present their study at CHI 2017.

"Three Stanford professors elected to National Academy of Engineering"
The Stanford Daily, March 6, 2017
Newell Award recipient Leonidas Guibas among 2017 class.

"Kids Want Parental Help With Online Risk, but Fear Parental Freak Outs "
Penn State News, February 27, 2017
Penn State researchers conducted a study examining how teenagers communicate with their parents about their online behavior. They presented their findings at CSCW 2017.

"Government Sets Sights on AI as Economic Opportunity"
IT Pro, February 27, 2017
The UK governement’s Digital Strategy will begin with an AI review conducted by University of Southampton professor and former ACM president Wendy Hall and BenevolentTech CEO Jerome Pesenti.

"Online Security Apps Focus on Parental Control, Not Teen Self-Regulation"
Penn State News, February 27, 2017
Pennsylvania State University researchers presented a study of 74 Android mobile apps designed to promote adolescent online safety at CSCW 2017.

"Computer scientist Jennifer Widom named dean of Stanford School of Engineering"
Stanford News, February 27, 2017
A distinguished researcher in data and information management, Widom, an ACM Athena Lecturer, is also an innovator in engineering education.

"ACM SIGGRAPH to Sponsor 10 Students to Attend 50-Year Turing Award Celebration"
ACM SIGGRAPH, February 23, 2017

"Jancek’s robot will go where no autonomous Kinect robot has gone before—into the sunlight"
Chicago Tribune, February 23, 2017
Student will present robot that obeys gestures and spoken commands at SIGCSE 2017.

"Julia Hirschberg Elected to the National Academy of Engineering"
EurekAlert, February 23, 2017
ACM Fellow honored with one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer.

"Unfiltered: Instagram Has Become a Haven for People Making Sensitive and Stigmatized Self-Disclosures "
Drexel University, February 23, 2017
Research on how people use Instagram to indicate depression presented at CSCW 2017.

"Hospitable language inspires trust in Airbnb customers"
Cornell Chronicle, February 23, 2017
Paper on “Self-disclosure and Perceived Trustworthiness of Airbnb Host Profiles” presented at CSCW 2017.

"Biology and computers: drawing parallels between immunology and cyber-security"
SC Magazine, February 23, 2017
ACM Allen Newell Award recipient Stephanie Forrest discusses the parallels between computer viruses and biology and how our understanding of them is informing cybersecurity.

"Algorithms' Dark Side: Embedding Bias into Code"
All Analytics, February 22, 2017
ACM's US Public Policy Council (USACM) has been researching the issues that arise in a world in which crucial decisions may be determined by algorithms. It recently released its take on what businesses should use for guidance in its Principles for Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability.

"Dame Wendy Hall Appointed Regius Professor in Computer Science"
University of Southampton, February 22, 2017
Former ACM president Dame Wendy Hall named Chair of Regius Professor in Computer Science at University of Southampton.

"Likelihood of dieting success lies within your tweets"
Science Daily, February 21, 2017
Research to be presented at CSCW 2017 links dieting success with social media attitude.

"Meet Grace Hopper, Whose Name Is Replacing John Calhoun’s at Yale"
Newsweek, February 17, 2017
Yale University is renaming a residential college after Grace Hopper, a computer programming pioneer and Navy officer for whom ACM's Hopper Award is named.

"Lone Star Analysis Modeling Lowers Legal Risks"
Benzinga.com, February 16, 2017
USACM releases 7 principles for algorithmic transparency and accountability.

"ACM US Public Policy Council releases seven principles to handle algorithm biases"
iapp, February 16, 2017
USACM releases 7 principles for algorithmic transparency and accountability.

"Our Health Data Can Save Lives, But We Have to Be Willing to Share"
SingularityHub, February 16, 2017
Report in ACM Interactions cited. http://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/september-october-2015/exploring-personal-data-for-public-good-research

"Research networks ‘more important’ for female scientists"
Times Higher Education, February 16, 2017
Article on importance of female research networks cites International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, a joint event of IEEE and ACM.

"RSA panel covers cryptography trends, elections and more"
TechTarget, February 14, 2017
RSA panel includes Turing Award recipients Adi Shamir and Ron Rivest.

"How ACM & Prestigious Awards Program Drive Education & Innovation in Computing—Featuring Winning Contributions to IT & Computer Science"
HostingAdvice.com, February 14, 2017
World’s largest computing society for research and education turns 70.

"Better Education Essential to National Cybersecurity Workforce"
MeriTalk, February 14, 2017
US government encouraged to leverage ACM’s cybersecurity curriculum guidelines.

"ACM Celebrates 50 Years of Turing Award"
I Programmer, February 13, 2017
ACM’s 50 years of Turing Award celebration highlighted.

"Kean U. student group awarded national funding for women in computing"
NJ.com, February 13, 2017
Kean University (New Jersey) ACM-W student chapter receives grant.

"Code.org Is Drastically Increasing the Number of Underrepresented Minorities Taking AP Computer Science"
TechCrunch, February 9, 2017
Code.org says it could more than double the number of underrepresented minorities enrolled in Advanced Placement computer science classes in the US. ACM is a partner of Code.org

"Professional Ethics in Software Development"
ReadITQuik, February 8, 2017
Some guidelines and company-specific codes of conduct have prevailed, such as ACM’s.

"Digital Relay Baton Enables Remote Crowd Cheering of Athletes"
Lancaster University, February 8, 2017
Researchers at Lancaster University have developed a prototype digital relay baton that enables remote spectators to offer encouragement to tired athletes participating in challenging events; it will be presented at CHI 2017.

"ACM SIGGRAPH Seeks Input on Future Direction of Organization and Conference "
ShareCG, February 8, 2017
ACM SIGGRAPH seeks input on future of conference.

"AI Systems Are Learning to Communicate With Humans"
Futurism, February 7, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University professor and ACM Fellow Manuela M. Veloso's CoBots research project is designed to further the development of human-robot interaction.

"Stanford Research Shows that Anyone Can Become an Internet Troll"
MyInforms, February 6, 2017
Paper to be presented at CSCW 2017.

"Hackathon helps computer science students’ futures"
The Daily Evergreen, February 6, 2017
Students in Pullman, Washington participate in ACM hackathon.

"Great Innovative Idea==Flexible Road Trains in Autonomous Public Transportation"
Computing Community Consortium, February 2, 2017
International research team’s paper wins prize at ACM SIGPATIAL 2016.

"Israeli Scientist Wins Japan Prize for Cryptography Work"
Times of Israel, February 3, 2017
Turing Award laureate Adi Shamir honored for achievements in cryptography for information security.

"Computing conference to celebrate 50 years of Turing Award"
Network World, February 1, 2017
Twenty "Nobel Prize of Computing" laureates expected to attend June ACM event.

"Here’s What HPC Leaders Say about Trump Travel Ban"
HPC Wire, February 1, 2017
ACM joins thousands of academics, including 50 Nobel laureates, protesting or expressing concern over the ban.

"Tech Can Do More to Help Survivors of Abuse. Here’s Where to Start"
WIRED, February 1, 2017
Research on technologies to help survivors of partner abuse to be presented at CHI 2017.

"Cybersecurity degree a step closer"
ACS Information Age, January 31, 2017
Cybersecurity Curricula 2017 – Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Cybersecurity, produced by the ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education, is the first draft of the first set of global curricular guidelines in cybersecurity.

"Researchers now know the words that make you sound credible (or phony) on Twitter"
TechGig, January 31, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers believe they can identify the words and phrases that lend credibility to Twitter posts about specific events; research to be presented at CSCW 2017.

"Academics Mull Boycott of U.S. Conferences as a Way of Fighting Travel Ban"
The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 30, 2017
“Science is intended to be free and open, and any place that restricts the travel of scientists to present their work is a problem,” says ACM Senior Member Emery Berger.

"Optimizing Code: Modifying the "middle end" of a popular compiler yields more-efficient parallel programs"
MIT News, January 30, 2017
MIT researchers will present a modified version of a popular open source compiler that optimizes prior to adding the code needed for parallel execution at PPoPP 2017 symposium. MIT professor Charles E. Leiserson, who received the 2013 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award and the 2014 ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award, says the compiler "now optimizes parallel code better than any commercial or open source compiler."

"Millions of tweets analyzed to measure perceived trustworthiness"
PhysOrg, January 27, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers’ work to be presented at CSCW 2017.

"China can help drive global progress in quantum computing"
ZDNet, January 26, 2017
China has begun investing in quantum technology and is at a similar starting point with other economic powers in this field, says Shanghai-born ACM A.M. Turing Award winner Andrew Yao.

"Your (Social Media) Votes Matter"
Notre Dame News, January 24, 2017
A study by a University of Notre Dame professor published in ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology demonstrates how a single up/down vote on Reddit dictates the content users see on the site.

"Mummy visualization impresses in computer journal"
Science Daily, January 23, 2017
Communications of the ACM article describes use of visualization technology developed at Linköping University that allows visitors to the British Museum to reveal the murder of mummified Geberlein Man 5,500 years ago.

"HiPEAC Vision Report Advocates Reinvention of Computing"
Inside HPC, January 23, 2017
ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization editor-in-chief Koen De Bosschere is coordinator of the HiPEAC network.

"Faster Websites With Fewer Bugs"
MIT News, January 20, 2017
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab presented a new system that automatically manages database query caching for Web applications written in Ur/Web at POPL 2017.

"Alibaba Cloud selected as organizer of KDD Cup 2017"
The Tech Revolutionist, January 19, 2017
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has been selected as the organizer of KDD Cup 2017, an event of ACM's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.

"One in five adults secretly access their friends’ Facebook accounts"
Indo-Canadian Voice, January 19, 2017
Research showing 1 in 5 people can access friends’ Facebook accounts to be presented at CHI 2017.

"R|P 2012: Perceiving the World Through the Eyes of a Robot – Radu Rusu, CEO of Open Perception Inc"
Robot News, January 18, 2017
Robotics company CEO visits University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ACM Student Chapter.

"Cambridge University Press to revolutionize computer science teaching to make young learners ready for digital age"
India Education Diary, January 17, 2017
ACM co-organizes computational thinking workshop in India.

"What happens when an algorithm is sexist? New guidelines seek accountability"
IT World Canada, January 17, 2017
USACM Statement on Algorithmic Accountability lists principles designed to help prevent bias in computer algorithms.

"Google Brain Team Prepares for Machine-Learning-Driven Future"
SD Times, January 13, 2017
Google Brain's Jeff Dean, who shared the 2012 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences (now the ACM Prize in Computing) with Sanjay Ghemawat, says last year the team demonstrated new methods for improving people's lives with advanced software systems.

"Bias in Criminal Risk Scores Is Mathematically Inevitable"
The Louisiana Weekly, January 9, 2017
"If you have two populations that have unequal base rates, then you can't satisfy both definitions of fairness at the same time," notes Cornell University professor and 2008 ACM-Infosys Foundation in the Computing Sciences Award recipient Jon Kleinberg.

"QU student selected as an ACM SIGIR representative at the 50-Year Celebration of the ACM Turing Award"
Qatar Is Booming, January 9, 2017
Computer Science PhD student Maram Hasanain at Qatar University College of Engineering has been selected among 10 students from all over the world to represent ACM’s Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) at the 50-year celebration of the ACM Turing Award, which will be held in June.

"Big Data's Unexplored Frontier: Recorded Music"
Motherboard, January 8, 2017
Researchers at University College London Discuss Digital Music Lab in ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage.

"Move over Bitcoin==MIT Cryptographer Silvio Micali and His Public Ledger ALGORAND…the Future of Blockchain?"
Blockchain News, January 5, 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and 2012 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Silvio Micali recently published a paper describing a decentralized and secure way to manage a shared ledger that provides a solution to the Byzantine General's problem.

"Most Computer Science Majors in the U.S. Are Men. Not So at Harvey Mudd"
Los Angeles Times, January 4, 2017
"Building confidence and a sense of belonging and a sense of community among these women makes such a huge difference," says Harvey Mudd president Maria Klawe, a former president of ACM.

"BigGIS: A Continuous Refinement Approach to Master Heterogeneity and Uncertainty in Spatio-Temporal Big Data"
CCC Blog, January 4, 2017
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany researchers authored a paper than won an award in the Computing Community Consortium-sponsored Blue Sky Ideas Track Competition at the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems.

"Man vs. AI Machine in Texas Hold'em Matchup"
Computerworld, January 4, 2017
"Poker...poses a far more difficult challenge...as it requires a machine to make extremely complicated decisions based on incomplete information while contending with bluffs, slow play, and other ploys," says CMU professor Tuomas Sandholm, recipient in 2001 of the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award.

"Green Is the New Black"
Asian Scientist, January 3, 2017
Satoshi Matsuoka, lead architect of the KFC project (and recipient of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in 2011), is working with the Japanese government's 2020 Post-K program to develop exascale supercomputers.

"The Next Supercomputing Superpower==Chinese Technology Comes of Age"
Asian Scientist, January 3, 2017
Stony Brook University professor Deng Yuefan says China’s investment in supercomputers is evident in the use of Sunway TaihuLight by three of the six finalists for the 2016 ACM Gordon Bell Prize, including the winning team, at the SC16 conference.

"Study: Carpooling Apps Could Reduce Traffic 3x"
MIT News, January 3, 2017
MIT researchers say they have developed an algorithm that found 3,000 four-passenger cars could serve 98 percent of taxi demand in New York City. "The system is particularly suited to autonomous cars, since it can continuously reroute vehicles based on real-time requests," says MIT professor and ACM Distinguished Member Daniela Rus.