Open Access Webinars

ACM Publications Board Co-Chairs Jack Davidson and Joseph A. Konstan join ACM Director of Publications Scott Delman to answer any questions you may have concerning ACM's policies and practices on Open Access, as well as the current state and future of ACM publishing. Three sessions are planned; register via the links below.

Meet Nicki Washington

Nicki Washington is an associate professor of Computer Science at Winthrop University. She was the first African-American woman to receive a PhD in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and the first African-American Computer Science faculty member at Howard University. Washington is Scholarships Co-chair for the 2019 ACM Richard A. Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. “Tech companies have to make meaningful … commitments to HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions if they are serious about improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in computing and in their organizations.”

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Young Researchers: Apply for HLF 2020 by February 14

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 (on the registration form, click on the "Register as a Nominator" button at the top; you will need to enter ACM’s organization code; please email acmhelp@acm.org to request this number).

2020 ACM General Election Slate Announcement

In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the ACM, the Nominating Committee has submitted a slate of nominees for ACM's officers. In addition to the officers of the ACM, five Members at Large will be elected.

You can view the candidate slate here.

2020 Council Elections

ACM Names 2019 Fellows

ACM has named 58 members 2019 ACM Fellows for significant contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, combating cybercrime, quantum computing and wireless networking. ACM Fellows comprise an elite group that represents less than 1% of the Association’s global membership. "In highlighting the accomplishments of the ACM Fellows, we hope to give credit where it is due, while also educating the public about the extraordinary array of areas in which computing professionals work," said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake.

Learn More about Features in the New ACM Digital Library

More precise search. Alerts when new articles in your area of interest are published. Expanded article pages. More informative author profile pages. Integrated journal homepages and expanded content on ACM SIGs and conferences. These are just some of the features you'll find in the new ACM DL. Check out our series of emails about these and other soon-to-come enhancements, and explore the beta version of the new DL to discover more about the new DL experience.

ACM FAT* 2020, January 27-30, Barcelona, Spain

The ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency brings together researchers and practitioners interested in fairness, accountability, ethics, and transparency in socio-technical systems. Scheduled keynote speakers are Ayanna Howard (Georgia Institute of Technology), Yochai Benkler (Harvard University) and Nani Jansen Reventlow (Digital Freedom Fund, Columbia Law School).

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.

ACM Announces New FCA Members

The ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA) brings together talented young professionals from a broad range of computing subdisciplines and institutions who want to perform valuable services for the community while expanding their professional networks and leadership experience. ACM recently announced 36 new members, diverse not only in gender and geography but also in the organizations and disciplinary interests represented. Learn more about these new members and read ACM President Cherri Pancake’s letter in Communications of the ACM.

Meet Martin Reddy

Martin Reddy is a Software Engineering Manager at Apple. He co-founded PullString Inc., a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company providing a platform to create conversational experiences and apps on voice platforms such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. He was also a Lead Software Engineer for Pixar Animation Studios, and is a 2019 ACM Distinguished Member. “Often team problems are more difficult to solve than technical ones, but they can also be immensely more rewarding to solve because you have the power to improve people’s lives.”

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Techniques for Interpretable Machine Learning

Machine learning is progressing at an astounding rate, powered by complex models such as ensemble models and deep neural networks. These models have a wide range of real-world applications, such as movie recommendations, neural machine translation, and speech recognition. Despite the successes, machine learning has its own limitations and drawbacks. The most significant one is the lack of transparency behind their behaviors. The concerns about the black-box nature of complex models have hampered their further applications in our society. In this video, Mengnan Du and Xia Hu discuss "Techniques for Interpretable Machine Learning," a Review Article in the January 2020 Communications of the ACM.

DAML: The Contract Language of Distributed Ledgers

Shaul Kfir cofounded Digital Asset in 2014 looking to prove something to the financial services industry, which he felt  was in danger of missing out on the potential of blockchain technology. In this ACM Queue Case Study, Kfir has a conversation with Camille Fournier, the head of platform development for a leading New York City hedge fund, in which the two financial service technology experts discuss how DAML (Digital Asset Modeling Language) puts blockchain technology to work, and what the future has in store for the blockchain and the challenge of distributed ledgers.

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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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