Vicki Hanson Elected to National Academy of Engineering

ACM CEO and Executive Director Vicki L. Hanson has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Also joining NAE's class of 2020 are ACM Fellows Joel Emer, James F. Kurose, Fei-Fei Li, Abigail Sellen and Peter W. Shor. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education.

ACM Celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth

ACM is celebrating Black History Month this year by posting responses from African American ACM Fellows, volunteers and members to questions about their careers in computing. We'll learn about what inspired them to pursue careers in computing, how does underrepresentation shape the experiences of African Americans in computing, and what can be done to combat racial bias in computing and technology. View a webpage featuring their responses.

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 (please contact acmhelp@acm.org to request ACM’s organization code).

Meet Panagiota Fatourou

Panagiota Fatourou is an Associate Professor at the University of Crete and at the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH ICS), Greece. She is the Chair of the ACM Europe Council, and is also Chair of the Greek ACM-W Chapter. Her research interests focus on theoretical aspects of computer science with emphasis on the theory of parallel and distributed computing. Fatourou is currently a Member-at-Large of the Steering Committee of the ACM Symposium on the Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2020).

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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.

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.

DATE 2020, March 9 to 13, Grenoble, France

This year's Design, Automation and Test in Europe conference will address memories for emerging applications, architectures for emerging technologies, hardware security, and more. Scheduled keynote speakers are Philippe Magarshack (ST Microelectronics), Luca Benini (ETH Zurich and University of Bologna), Catherine Schuman (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Jim Tung (MathWorks) and Joachim Schultze (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases).

Open Access Webinars

Last week ACM Publications Board Co-Chairs Jack Davidson and Joseph A. Konstan joined ACM Director of Publications Scott Delman to answer questions concerning ACM's policies and practices on Open Access, as well as the current state and future of ACM publishing. On-demand videos of the three recorded sessions are now available via the registration links below.

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.

SIGCSE 2020, March 11 to 14, Portland, Oregon

The SIGCSE Technical Symposium is the largest computing education conference worldwide organized by ACM SIGCSE, attracting researchers, educators, and others interested in improving computing education in K-12 and higher education. Keynote speakers are ACM Fellow Juan E. Gilbert (University of Florida), Alison Clear (Eastern Institute of Technology), Lauri Malmi (Aalto University/Helsinki University of Technology), and ACM Fellow Valerie E. Taylor (Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT).

Meet Mo Li

Mo Li is an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University, where he heads the Wireless and Networked Distributed Sensing (WANDS) system group. Li has authored over 100 publications and has received the Nanyang Research Award, a Best Paper Award at ACM SenSys 2015, and a Best Paper Award at MobiCom 2014. He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON) and ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (TIOT). He is an ACM Distinguished Member.

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Toward ML-Centric Cloud Platforms

Cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform, are tremendously complex. For example, the Azure Compute fabric governs all the physical and virtualized resources running in Microsoft's datacenters. These platforms are extremely expensive to build and operate, so providers have a strong incentive to optimize their use. A nascent approach is to leverage machine learning (ML) in the platforms' resource management using supervised learning techniques, such as gradient-boosted trees and neural networks, or reinforcement learning. In this video, Ricardo Bianchini and Marcus Fontoura discuss "Toward ML-Centric Cloud Platforms," a Contributed Article in the February 2020 issue of 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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