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May 24, 2012: ACM Elects Vint Cerf as President

Today's Topic: ACM Elects Vint Cerf as President

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Vinton G. Cerf

ACM today announced the election of Vinton G. Cerf as president for a two-year term beginning July 1. Cerf, who is Chief Internet Evangelist at Google Inc., said his vision as president is to take advantage of the global networking infrastructure to invite open dialog with ACM's worldwide membership. He also noted the need to increase the accessibility and utility of ACM's burgeoning online content, which includes its publications and conferences. Currently, Cerf serves as General Chair of the ACM Turing Centenary Celebration, to be held June 15-16 in San Francisco, CA.

Also elected to two-year terms were Vice President Alexander L. Wolf of Imperial College London, UK, and Secretary-Treasurer Vicki L. Hanson of the University of Dundee, Scotland. In addition, Members-at-Large elected to four-year terms include Eric Allman, chief science officer for Sendmail Inc.; Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! vice president of Research for Europe and Latin America; Radia Perlman, director of Network Technology at Intel; Mary Lou Soffa, professor and chair of the University of Virginia Computer Science Department; and Eugene H. Spafford, professor at Purdue University and executive director of the Purdue Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), and chair of the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council.

The new officers elected by ACM professional members represent the more than 100,000 computing professionals and students who comprise ACM's international membership.

Read the ACM press release.