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Ingmar Weber is a senior scientist in the Social Computing group at the Qatar Computing Research Institute. His interdisciplinary research uses large amounts of online data from social media and other sources to study human behavior at scale. He serves on program committees for conferences on web data mining and social media analysis, and has given tutorials at conferences including WWW, CIKM, and WSDM.
The ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft, is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share research results and exchange ideas, rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries, understand the practical applications of their research and gain recognition.
Lynda Hardman is president of Informatics Europe, and a member of the management team at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of ACM-W Europe. “We have a Catch-22 situation, where there are very few female role models for girls to identify with, so that they tend not to go into computing.”
Sheila Anand is a professor at Rajalakshmi Engineering College in Chennai, India. As Chair of ACM-W India, she leads efforts to provide occupational and social support for women computing professionals. “Many Indian women take a hiatus from their corporate career for personal or family reasons…. The unique challenge here is to create opportunities and avenues for their re-entry into the workforce.”
Why I Belong to ACM
Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.
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