Celebrating ACM's 2019 & 2020 Award Recipients: ACM Policy Award

November 8, 2021

The surge of the COVID-19 delta variant, international travel restrictions and restrictions on indoor gatherings forced ACM to cancel its Awards Banquet planned for October 23, 2021.

We continue our series of emails containing videos highlighting the achievements of the 2019 and 2020 Award recipients that were prepared for the Banquet.

Click on the image below to view a short video about the 2019 and 2020 recipients of the ACM Policy Award.

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The ACM Policy Award recognizes an individual or small group that had a significant positive impact on the formation or execution of public policy affecting computing or the computing community. This can be for education, service, or leadership in a technology position; for establishing an innovative program in policy education or advice; for building the community or community resources in technology policy; or other notable policy activity. The award is accompanied by a $10,000 prize.

2019 ACM Policy Award

Barbara Simons of Verified Voting Foundation is the recipient of the 2019 ACM Policy Award for long-standing, high-impact leadership as ACM President and founding Chair of ACM's US Public Policy Committee (USACM), while making influential contributions to improve the reliability of and public confidence in election technology.

2020 ACM Policy Award

Marc Rotenberg of Center for AI and Digital Policy receives the 2020 ACM Policy Award for long-standing, high-impact leadership on privacy and technology policy.

ACM welcomes nominations for candidates whose work exemplifies the best and most influential contributions to our community, and society at large. More information on nominating candidates for future awards is available on the ACM Awards website here.