Meet Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo holds the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests include blockchain, big data analytics, cybersecurity and digital forensics. His awards include the 2019 IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing and being named a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. Choo is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM journal Distributed Ledger Technologies: Research and Practice (DLT).

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ACM TPC Announces TechBriefs, New Series Covering Pressing Issues

TechBriefs is a series of short technical bulletins by ACM’s Technology Policy Council that present scientifically-grounded perspectives on the impact of specific developments or applications of technology. Designed to complement ACM’s activities in the policy arena, the primary goal is to inform rather than advocate for specific policies. The first TechBrief is on climate change, focusing on the issue that computing can help mitigate it but must first cease contributing to it.

Meet Rosa Badia

Rosa M. Badia is the Manager of Workflows and Distributed Computing at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). She has authored/co-authored more than 150 publications in international conferences and journals. In addition to having been involved in several international research projects at the European level, she is currently the principal investigator of the Enabling dynamic and Intelligent workflows in the future EuroHPC ecosystem (eFlows4HPC) project. She was recently elected as Vice Chair of the ACM Europe Council.

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Panel on the Post-Pandemic Future of Remote Testing Technology

ACM's US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) hosted a HotTopics webinar session, "Policy, Profit, Privacy, and Privilege: the Post-Pandemic Future of Remote Testing Technology," on Nov. 15, 2021. The webinar proved to be a timely, deep dive discussion into the accuracy, security, and fundamental fairness to less-advantaged students of remote testing administration (RTA) systems, and what their future will or should be.

Young Researchers: Apply for HLF 2022 by February 11

Researchers and practitioners at all phases of their careers (undergrad, PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to apply for the next Heidelberg Laureate Forum for a chance to personally interact with laureates of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics and computer science, including the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the ACM Prize in Computing. You can also nominate a candidate (please contact acmhelp@acm.org to request ACM’s organization code).

ACM-W's Webinar Series Celebrates Women in Computing

By highlighting successful technical women who are leading diverse careers in the technology industry, ACM-W’s webinar series, “Celebrating Technology Leaders,” aims to inform students and early-career professionals about the multitude of career options open to them. Episodes have featured tech returnships, tech entrepreneurship, UI/UX, data science, robotics, and cybersecurity. Visit https://women.acm.org/celebrating-technology-leaders/ to view on-demand.

Introducing ACM Focus

ACM Focus is a new way to explore the breadth and variety of ACM content, and to stay current with the latest trends in your technical community. ACM Focus consists of a set of AI-curated custom feeds by subject, each serving up a focused set of the latest relevant ACM content that provides overall awareness of relevant ACM activities, people, talks and a variety of published works. Examples of topic categories include AI, Web, Applied Computing, Society, Graphics, and more. The feeds are built in an automated fashion and are refined as you interact with them. Explore ACM Focus today!

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Listen to ACM ByteCast!

ACM's Practitioner Board has created ACM ByteCast, a new podcast series in which hosts Rashmi Mohan, Jessica Bell, and Scott Hanselman interview researchers, practitioners, and innovators who are at the intersection of computing research and practice. In each monthly episode, guests will share their experiences, the lessons they’ve learned, and their own visions for the future of computing.

Listen to the latest episode featuring ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award recipient Amanda Randles, the Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Duke University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is also Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering and a member of the Duke Cancer Institute. She has received the National Science Foundation Career Award and was selected as one of the 10 researchers to work on the Aurora Exascale Supercomputer. Her visionary work in simulating blood flow through the human body in a system called HARVEY, led her to be featured in the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 list.

DAC 2021, December 5 to 9, San Francisco (hybrid)

The Design Automation Conference will cover autonomous systems, EDA, embedded systems, AI, security, design on cloud and more. Keynoters include Jeff Dean (Google Research and Google Health); Bill Dally (NVIDIA); Joe Costello (Arrikto, Metrics and Qwikbit); and Kurt Keutzer (University of California, Berkeley). Some sessions will be accessible virtually/on demand.

Middleware 2021, December 6 to 10 (online)

The ACM/IFIP Middleware Conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent scientific advances of middleware systems. Highlights will include a technical program, an industrial track, panel discussions, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and tutorials. Scheduled keynote speakers are Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo), Tamar Eilam (IBM Research) and Raj Rajkumar (Carnegie Mellon University).

VRST 2021, December 8 to 10 (hybrid)

The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology is an international forum dedicated to virtual and augmented reality software and technology. Domestic participants in Japan will be able to attend in-person events at a local venue; online sessions are available to all. Scheduled keynote speakers are VR performance artist Aimi Sekiguchi and University College London's Sriram Subramanian.

The Hardware Lottery

"The Hardware Lottery," by Sara Hooker, assails the siloed evolution of hardware and software and its role in the creation of a "hardware lottery" of winning research ideas. Hooker discusses examples of the lottery and how it affects the amount of risk and experimentation hardware developers are willing to tolerate.

Differential Privacy: The Pursuit of Protections by Default

As privacy violations have become rampant and calls for better measures to protect sensitive, personally identifiable information have primarily resulted in bureaucratic policies satisfying almost no one, differential privacy is emerging as a potential solution. In “Differential Privacy: The Pursuit of Protections by Default,” a Case Study in ACM Queue, Google’s Damien Desfontaines and Miguel Guevara reflect with Jim Waldo and Terry Coatta on the engineering challenges that lie ahead for differential privacy, as well as what remains to be done to achieve their ultimate goal of providing privacy protection by default.

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The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications. 

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Lifelong Learning

ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from O'Reilly, online courses from Skillsoft, TechTalks on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.

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ACM Updates Code of Ethics

ACM recently updated its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The revised Code of Ethics addresses the significant advances in computing technology since the 1992 version, as well as the growing pervasiveness of computing in all aspects of society. To promote the Code throughout the computing community, ACM created a booklet, which includes the Code, case studies that illustrate how the Code can be applied to situations that arise in everyday practice and suggestions on how the Code can be used in educational settings and in companies and organizations. Download a PDF of the ACM Code booklet.