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Andy Koronios is the Head of the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences at the University of South Australia. He has established two university research labs and a funded research center and is the Director of the Strategic Information Management Research Lab in the Advanced Computer Research Centre. He has worked as a consultant and professional speaker on IT issues in Australia and South East Asia.
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.
Margaret Burnett is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. She began her career in industry, where she was the first woman software developer hired at Procter & Gamble Ivorydale. She co-founded the area of end-user software engineering, and was a keynote speaker at FSE 2016. “Through theories that ‘connect the dots’ of seemingly dissimilar research projects, we can accelerate our ability to take the kinds of leaps forward in software engineering that today’s software demands.”
George Roussos is a Professor of Pervasive Computing at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a member of USACM’s Working Group on the Internet of Things, and co-authored a book on Smart Cities. “Technology offers the potential for creating new city infrastructure, but a much stronger force for shaping infrastructures is dialogue between the different social groups occupying the city.”
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In her blog post for Computer Weekly's WITsend blog, ACM President Vicki Hanson discusses ACM's all-female leadership team, how diversity is helping to redefine what a computing professional is, and how the digital world is expanding career opportunities for non-technical people. "While most will not become expert, basic skills will be required for them to be effective in their careers and to deal with the myriad of online offerings for communication, entertainment, retail, and government services," she says.
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