ACM Names 2018 Fellows

ACM has named 56 members ACM Fellows for significant contributions in areas including computer architecture, mobile networks, robotics, and systems security. The accomplishments of the 2018 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives. ACM Fellows are composed of an elite group that represents less than 1% of the Association’s global membership. "We are honored to add a new class of Fellows to ACM’s ranks and we look forward to the guidance and counsel they will provide to our organization," said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. (Pictured are the 2017 ACM Fellows.)

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Apply to the 2019 Barcelona ACM Europe Summer School

The 2019 ACM Europe Summer School on “HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications” will take place in Barcelona 17 - 24 July 2019, and is hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Advanced undergraduate and graduate (MSc and PhD) students, postdocs, young faculty, and other academic and industrial researchers are encouraged to apply. To be considered, complete he online application form here. The deadline for applying is 15 March 2019.

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.

ISEC 2019, February 14 to 16, Pune, India

The 12th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share cutting-edge advancements in the field of software engineering. Holger Giese (Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering) and Yvonne Dittrich (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) will keynote. Fredrik Kjolstad (MIT) and Ting Su of (NTU Singapore) will deliver invited talks.

Meet Jayant Haritsa

Jayant R. Haritsa is a Senior Professor in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences and the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science. He is known for pioneering contributions to the design and optimization of database engines that form the core of modern enterprise information systems. Haritsa is a member of the ACM India Council and an ACM Fellow. "The movement away from database engine topics has begun to assume alarming proportions, placing in jeopardy the long-term future of database systems."

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Researchers and Practitioners: Apply Now for Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Researchers and practitioners at all phases of their careers (undergrad, PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to apply for the next Heidelberg Laureate Forum (September 22 to 27, 2019), 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. Applications are due February 15, 2019.

ACM Names 2018 Distinguished Members

ACM has named 49 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. The 2018 ACM Distinguished Members are exemplars for their peers, and represent ACM’s worldwide geographic reach, as well as the exciting range of subdisciplines that constitute today’s technology landscape. The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience and significant achievements in computing.

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Meet Francesca Rossi

Francesca Rossi is the IBM AI Ethics Global Leader and a Distinguished Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. She is also a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Padova, Italy. Rossi is on the steering committee of the AAAI/ACM Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society (AIES). “If AI is not trusted it will not be widely adopted, and this would not allow people to get all the potential benefits of this powerful technology.”

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Proceedings of the ACM Series

Proceedings of the ACM (PACM) is a journal series that launched in 2017. The series was created in recognition of the fact that conference-centric publishing disadvantages the CS community with respect to other scientific disciplines when competing with researchers from other disciplines for top science awards and career progression, and the fact that top ACM conferences have demonstrated high quality and high impact on the field. See PACMs on Programming Languages, Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems, and HCI.

John Hennessy and David Patterson 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture

2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients John Hennessy and David Patterson delivered their Turing Lecture on June 4 at ISCA 2018 in Los Angeles. The lecture took place from 5 - 6 p.m. PDT and was open to the public. Titled “A New Golden Age for Computer Architecture: Domain-Specific Hardware/Software Co-Design, Enhanced Security, Open Instruction Sets, and Agile Chip Development,” the talk will cover recent developments and future directions in computer architecture. Hennessy and Patterson were recognized with the Turing Award for “pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry.”

ACM Case Study: CodeFlow: Improving the Code Review Process at Microsoft

Written by renowned software engineers at some of the world’s most innovative companies, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. This installment examines code reviews -- a pervasive process which, in the case of a company the size of Microsoft, can constitute both an extensive and expensive time commitment. Here, Jacek Czerwonka, Michaela Greiler, Christian Bird, Lucas Panjer, and Terry Coatta discuss recent efforts at Microsoft to review their internal code review processes, and the effort to make this practice more beneficial for everyone involved.

Prediction-Serving Systems

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is your number one resource for keeping up with emerging developments in the world of theory and applying them to the challenges you face on a daily basis. In this installment, Dan Crankshaw and Joey Gonzalez provide an overview of machine learning server systems. What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production, and how do we serve predictions with high accuracy and high computational efficiency? Dan and Joey’s curated research selection presents cutting-edge techniques spanning database-level integration, video processing, and prediction middleware. Given the explosion of interest in machine learning and its increasing impact on seemingly every application vertical, it's possible that systems such as these will become as commonplace as relational databases are today. 

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ACM Expresses Concern About New Executive Order Suspending Visas

The Association for Computing Machinery, a global scientific and educational organization representing the computing community, expresses concern over US President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order imposing suspension of visas to nationals of six countries.

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