ACM MemberNet - April 24, 2018
Welcome to the April 2018 edition of ACM MemberNet, bringing you the world of ACM and beyond. Explore the many facets of ACM with our newsletter of member activities and events. Read past issues of MemberNet online at http://www.acm.org/membership/acm-membernet-archive.
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April 24, 2018
- Dina Katabi to Receive 2017 ACM Prize in Computing
- Andrea Goldsmith Named 2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer
- ACM ICPC 2018 World Finals Winners
- ACM 2018 General Election Candidate Slate
- ACM 2018 SIG Elections Candidate Slate
- ACM 2018 SIGGRAPH Election Candidate Slate
- Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn to Receive Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science
- ACM Award Nomination Submission Procedures
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
- Wrap-up on ACM FCA Co-Creation Event: Workshop on Next Generation of Electronic Health Records, March 21, Copenhagen, Denmark
- AI for Good 2018 Global Summit, May 15 to 17, Geneva, Switzerland
- AiDecentralized Summit 2018, May 22, Toronto, Canada
- WebSci'18, May 27 to 30, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- ICSE 2018, May 27 to June 3, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Future of Computing & Food, May 31, Grosseto, Italy
- SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, December 4 to 7, Tokyo, Japan (CFP)
- USACM Issues Letter to US Congress on Facebook Use of Personal Data
- USACM Issues Statement on Preserving Personal Privacy Law Enforcement Access to Encryption Systems
- ACM Academic Department Membership
- Become an Ambassador for ACM—You Could Be a Grand Prize Winner!
- Featured Member Benefit: Group 10-year Level Term Life Plan
- ACM and SocialCoder Team Up for Positive Impact through Computing
- Watch April 25 Talk by Grady Booch on "The History of Software Engineering"
- ACM Learning Webinar Series on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- ACM Members Save 25% on Popular O'Reilly Conferences
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
- Apply Now for Computational and Data Science Fellowships and George Michael Memorial Fellowships
- Apply Now for Computing4Change Competition: Deadline May 21
- Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines
- ACM Scholarships for Women Computing Students to Attend Research Conferences
- Graduating Students Eligible for Special Transition Rate
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM
- About the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program
- Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Fernando Koch
- ACM, IEEE Computer Society Share Distinguished Speakers Programs
- TRIWIC 2018 Celebration Features Speakers from Startups, Research and Publishing
- Join ACM-W's Membership Email List
- ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage and ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software Seeking New Editors-in-Chief
- New Journals ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice and ACM Transactions on Data Science Accepting Submissions
- ACM Queue Presents: "Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-scale Services"
- Subscribe to Communications of the ACM
ACM has named Dina Katabi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) the recipient of the 2017 ACM Prize in Computing for creative contributions to wireless systems.
The ACM Prize in Computing recognizes early-to-mid-career contributions that have fundamental impact and broad implications. The award carries a prize of $250,000. Financial support is provided by an endowment from Infosys Ltd. Katabi will formally receive the ACM Prize at ACM’s annual awards banquet on June 23, 2018 in San Francisco.
Read the ACM news release.
ACM has named Andrea Goldsmith of Stanford University the 2018-2019 Athena Lecturer for contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications, and for the successful transfer of research to commercial technology.
Initiated in 2006 by the ACM Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W), the Athena Lecturer Award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. The award carries a cash prize of $25,000, with financial support provided by Google. The Athena Lecturer is invited to present a lecture at an ACM event. Goldsmith will formally receive the Athena Lecturer Award at ACM’s annual awards banquet on June 23, 2018 in San Francisco.
Read the ACM news release.
Moscow State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Peking University and The University of Tokyo were the top medal winners in the 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, held April 15-19 in Beijing, China.
Read the ACM news release.
ACM has assembled its slate of candidates for President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer (for the 1 July 2018 — 30 June 2020 term), and Members at Large (for the 1 July 2018 — 30 June 2022 term). Statements and biographical sketches of all candidates will appear in the May 2018 issue of Communications of the ACM. Visit the ACM Elections page for more information and to view the slate.
On 16 April, all ACM Professional Members (in good standing as of 15 March 2018) were sent voting information via an email message from Election Services Corporation (ESC), a third party that is conducting the election. If you have not received an email and have an email address on file with ACM, please contact [email protected].
Ballots are due by 24 May at 16:00 UTC.
The 2018 ACM SIG Elections are being conducted by Election Services Corporation (ESC), a third party that is conducting the election.
On 2 April 2018, members of the following SIGs were sent voting information from ESC: SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGDA, and SIGITE.
On 30 April 2018, members of the following SIGs will be sent voting information from ESC: SIGCHI, SIGPLAN, SIGSIM, and SIGSOFT.
If you were a member in good standing as of 16 March 2018 and have not received a voting notification email from ESC, please contact [email protected]. If ACM does not have an email address on file, members will receive the voting information via post mail. Ballots are due by 8 June at 16:00 UTC. You can view the candidate slate here.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Nominating Committee has proposed the following candidates for the 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH election which will commence on 15 June 2018:
Brad Lawrence, Kennedy Space Center
David Spoelstra, Algaeon, Inc.
BMashhuda Glencross, Switch That Technologies Ltd.
Evan Hirsch, Engine Co. 4
Terrence Masson, School of Visual Arts
Jerome Solomon, Cogswell College
Paul Strauss, Software Engineer
The Nominating Committee:
Scott Owen, Chair, Georgia State University
AJ Christensen, University of Illinois
Miho Aoki, University of Alaska
Mark Elendt, Side Effects Software
Ladislav Kavan, University of Utah
KangKang Yin, Simon Fraser University
2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipients Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn will receive the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science for enabling the Internet by developing TCP/IP, at a ceremony on April 19. The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia honors the legacy of Benjamin Franklin by presenting awards for outstanding achievements in science, engineering, and industry.
Each year, ACM recognizes technical and professional achievements within the computing and information technology community through its celebrated Awards Program. ACM welcomes nominations for candidates whose work exemplifies the best and most influential contributions to our community, and society at large. ACM's award committees evaluate the contributions of candidates for various awards that span a spectrum of professional and technological accomplishments. The nominations deadline for general ACM awards has passed. The remaining award nominations deadlines are: ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial Fellowship (May 1) ACM–IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award (July 1), SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering (July 31), and Doctoral Dissertation Award (October 31).
Please take a moment to consider those individuals in your community who may be suitable for nomination. Refer to the award nominations page for nomination guidelines and the complete listing of Award Subcommittee Chairs and Members.
The Senior Member advanced grade of membership recognizes ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous ACM Professional membership. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is June 3.
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
Wrap-up on ACM FCA Co-Creation Event: Workshop on Next Generation of Electronic Health Records, March 21, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Workshop on Next Generation of Electronic Health Records, organized by the ACM Future of Computing Academy Co-creation Group, sought to address questions raised by the growth of data-driven healthcare. What kinds of electronic health records (EHRs) should we aim for in the future, and what new types of data support the effective delivery of healthcare? The workshop's goal was to leverage research and practice in new ways by bringing computing research in healthcare into conversation with relevant collaborators, identifying key problem areas for future computational researchers by facilitating comparison between cases and practical experiences with next-generation EHR across contexts. Keynote speakers included Gitte Fangel, CMIO at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Denmark; Andrew Rosenberg, CIO at Michigan Medicine; and Jørgen Schøler Kristensen, CMO at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Participants included nurses, physicians, and informatics and medical experts from academia.
The AI for Good Global Summit will identify practical applications of AI and supporting strategies to improve the quality and sustainability of life on our planet. The summit, the leading United Nations platform for dialogue on AI, will continue to formulate strategies to ensure trusted, safe and inclusive development of AI technologies and equitable access to their benefits. Among the speakers are ACM President Vicki Hanson and 2012 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Silvio Micali.
The AiDecentralized Summit is a melding of the AI and blockchain communities to explore the possibilities at the intersection of these two technologies. The Summit will feature talks and panels with some of the world’s top experts moving these technologies forward, including Nobel Peace Prize Winner Irakli Beridze and ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Silvio Micali.
The 10th ACM Conference on Web Science brings together researchers from multiple disciplines to develop our knowledge and understanding of the Web. 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Sir Tim Berners-Lee will deliver the Turing Lecture, which is open to the public; registration required. Keynote speakers are José van Dijck, Distinguished Professor of Media Studies, Utrecht University, and John Domingue, Director, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University.
The International Conference on Software Engineering will celebrate its 40th year with many technical tracks, co-located conferences, and keynotes. Scheduled speakers include ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., who is Kenan Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and ACM Fellow and CHI Academy member Brad A. Myers, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University's HCI Institute.
Future of Computing & Food is a one-day satellite event co-located with the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) 2018. Organized by the ACM Future of Computing Academy Co-creation Group, this event seeks to envisage the future of food with the emergence of computing technology that is changing the way we cook, eat, drink and experience food. Keynote speakers are Chef Jozef Youssef, Kitchen Theory Founder and Chef Patron; and Kirill Veselkov, Waters Lecturer in Data Analytics and Computational Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, and Member of the WEF Global Agenda Council on the Future of Computing.
The 11th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will showcase some of the world’s top professionals, academics and creative minds who are at the forefront of digital imaging, research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. Learn more about submitting your creative ideas and innovations to this cutting-edge international forum.
ACM US Public Policy Council's letter to US Senators and Representatives raised concerns about breaches of privacy and public trust resulting from Facebook's and outside parties' use and misuse of Facebook users' data. It offered five key observations on the implications and possible causes of the data breaches, citing compromising business practices; systemic deficiencies; the need to adhere to ethical standards (such as ACM's Code of Ethics); large datasets and increased computational power; and synergies among technologies.
Read the ACM news release.
The ACM US Public Policy Council issued a statement on goverment-mandated extraordinary access to user-controlled encryption systems by law enforcement. "All presently known means of engineering extraordinary access to encrypted user information necessarily would introduce security vulnerabilities that would expose the involved systems to attack by malicious or otherwise extra-legal actors," USACM stated, among other findings.
The ACM Academic Department Membership option allows universities and colleges to provide ACM Professional Membership to their faculty at a greatly reduced collective cost. ACM offers a membership for academic department faculty at the cost of $49 per person, more than half off the standard ACM professional membership fee of $99 per year. Through this program, each faculty member will receive all the benefits of individual professional ACM membership, including Communications of the ACM, member rates to ACM Special Interest Group conferences, member subscription rates to ACM journals, and much more. To learn more, visit the ACM Academic Department Membership page or contact Cindy Ryan.
The Ambassadors for ACM program rewards ACM members like you for encouraging new members to join. Your first-hand experience with ACM's valuable career development and continuous learning programs makes you a perfect envoy to share your ACM experiences with prospective members. The Ambassadors for ACM program offers opportunities for you to earn new prizes, rewards and bonus gifts with each referral. Submit the ACM Referral Form, and your referrals can join ACM at a special discount rate. Our members are our greatest asset. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession. Please consider becoming an Ambassador for ACM.
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You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM's partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.
Register now for the free ACM Learning Webinar, The History of Software Engineering, to be presented on April 25 at 2 pm ET by Grady Booch, ACM Fellow and Chief Scientist for Software Engineering, IBM Research. Will Tracz, Lockheed Martin Fellow Emeritus and former Chair of ACM SIGSOFT, will moderate the Q&A following the talk. Visit the Discourse page to post questions and check out further resources.
ACM Learning Webinars are free with registration, available for streaming on all major mobile devices, and are recorded for on-demand viewing.
Check out our ACM AI/ML Webinar Series with three distinguished AI/ML researchers. Fei-Fei Li, Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) and Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud, presents the key ideas and cutting edge advances in the quest for visual intelligence in computers, focusing on work done to develop ImageNet over the years. Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor and former Chair of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), discusses his machine learning approach to studying how the human brain uses neural activity to create and represent meanings of words, phrases, sentences, and stories. And ACM Fellow Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Director of Microsoft Research Labs, shares reflections on promising directions with fielding AI solutions in the open world, where systems need to grapple with uncertainty and incompleteness and to work effectively with people.
ACM members are eligible for 25% off registration to popular O'Reilly conferences. This special member discount is available through your Safari member benefit, and is currently offered on the following conferences:
- Strata Data Conference (including Apache Hadoop): May 21-22 (London, UK)
- Artificial Intelligence Conference: April 30-May 2 (New York, New York)
- O'Reilly Fluent Conference (Web Programming and Performance): June 12-14 (San Jose, California)
- O'Reilly Velocity Conference (System Engineering, DevOps, WebOps): June 12-14 (San Jose, California)
- O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON): July 16-19 (Portland, Oregon)
To take advantage of this special member discount, log into Safari Learning Platform from the ACM Learning Center, click Offers & Deals from the left navigation, and select Conferences.
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
Connecting with the right employers in computing can be a daunting task. Thankfully, the world's leading companies, colleges and universities come to the ACM Career & Job Center to find the best candidates. By creating an account on the ACM Career and Job Center, you'll gain access to a wide range of tools to help you find the perfect job:
- Finding a Job - Use the job search tools to find a job that matches your search criteria.
- Create and Manage Email Alerts - Stay on top of the latest job openings. Receive an email when new jobs match your search criteria.
- Create/Post Resumes - Get noticed by employers. Create or upload a resume with our easy-to-use tools so employer can get in touch with you.
- View Saved Jobs - Save jobs that interest you, add notes, share with friends, and track your applies to keep on top of your job search.
For any assistance with the ACM Career and Job Center, please contact ACM's Advertising Sales Manager, Ilia Rodriguez.
Infosys Foundation USA will host Pathfinders Summer Institute 2018, an intensive week of professional development for K-12 public school teachers to learn about Computer Science and Maker technologies, at Indiana University Bloomington, July 15 to 20, 2018. All K-12 teachers and counselors are encouraged to apply; visit the website to receive updates. ACM and CSTA are supporters of this program.
ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships: deadline April 30
If you are a graduate student in data science and computational science, you are encouraged to apply for the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships, an international program of graduate fellowships created by SIGHPC, ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing, and Intel. The ACM Fellowships aim to increase diversity in these fields. To qualify, you must be either currently enrolled in a graduate program or accepted to begin in one no later than October 15 of this year; pursuing a graduate degree (Master's, PhD, or equivalent) in computational or data science; be less than halfway through her/his planned program of study; and a be woman and/or a member of a racial/ethnic group that is currently underrepresented in the computing field in the country where you will earn the degree. See nomination information here.
ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships: deadline May 1
The ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships honor exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available. The awards are presented each November at the annual SC Conference, where the recipients are recognized at the SC Awards Ceremony. Each fellowship is accompanied by an honorarium of $5,000 plus travel expenses to attend the conference. Candidates must be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an accredited college or university and must meet the minimum scholastic requirements at their institution. They are expected to have completed at least one year of study, and have at least one year remaining between the application deadline and their expected graduation. See nomination information here.
Undergraduate students looking to create positive change in their communities as well as to enhance their skills are encouraged to apply for the new Computing4Change Competition. SIGHPC, ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing, is launching Computing4Change for students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to:
- Learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge
- Experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization
- Expand skills in team-based problem solving
- Learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public
The next Computing4Change event will be held at the SC18 conference (November 11 to 16 in Dallas, Texas). SIGHPC will support 16 students to travel to SC18 for the competition.
Nominations are due May 21. For more information and to apply, please visit the SIGHPC Computing4Change Competition website.
ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offer a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The most recent SRC winners presented at SAC 2018. The next conferences accepting submissions are:
- SIGGRAPH 2018, August 12-16, deadline May 10
- ESEC/FSE, November 4-9, deadline June 15
- ASSETS 2018, October 22-24, deadline June 18
- PACT 2018, October 27-31, deadline June 22
- SPLASH 2018, November 4-9, deadline July 27
- MODELS 2018, October 14-19, deadline August 5
The ACM Women's Council (ACM-W) provides support for women undergraduate or graduate students in computer science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. This exposure to the computer science research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). For application form, notification dates and more information, please visit the scholarships page.
ACM offers a special ACM Professional Membership for $49 USD (regularly $99) to help graduating students make the transition to professional careers, and take advantage of continuous learning opportunities, including free online books and courses and access to ACM's Career & Job Center. This one-year-only transition rate includes all the benefits of Professional Membership plus the option of purchasing a Digital Library subscription for $50. Recent graduates can access this special transition offer through ACM's convenient online renewal form, or by following the instructions on the paper renewal form. For more information, visit the Reasons to Transition to Professional Membership page.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM
Book the speaker for your next event through the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) and deliver compelling and insightful content to your audience. ACM will cover the cost of transportation for the speaker to travel to your event. Our program features renowned thought leaders in academia, industry and government speaking about the most important topics in the computing and IT world today. Our booking process is simple and convenient.
See ACM Distinguished Speakers in action on our flickr page.
This month's featured speaker is Fernando Koch. Fernando is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne's Department of Computing and Information Systems, and Manager of the Solution 49x Group at KPMG. He has over 20 years of IT Industry experience with practice in R&D, product development, and business development with companies in the Silicon Valley, Europe, Brazil, and Australia. He has published more than 70 papers and holds more than 30 patents. He is a Senior Member of both ACM and IEEE. His research interests include Computational Intelligence, Digital Education, Mobile Computing, Distributed Computing, and Computational Social Sciences.
IEEE-CS and ACM are sharing their invited speaker programs, to further the dissemination of technical knowledge of computing fields that greatly benefit both memberships. IEEE-CS chapter volunteers can host a speaker from ACM's Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP), with access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry, by following the instructions on the DSP site. Make sure you identify yourself as an IEEE Computer Society Chapter.
IEEE-CS provides a popular offering of first-quality speakers serving its professional and student chapters. The Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) owes its success to the many volunteers and staff members of the Computer Society who generously contribute their time and talent. Organizers of an ACM chapter, conference, or event can host a speaker from IEEE-CS's DVP by following the instructions on the DVP site. Make sure you identify yourself as an ACM chapter or event.
Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. The regional ACM Professional, Student, ACM-W, and Special Interest Group (SIG) chapters around the globe involve members locally in competitions, seminars, lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. ACM welcomes new chapters that were chartered March 13 to April 9, 2018:
ACM Student Chapters:
- ACM-W Student Chapter at UW-Platteville, University of Wisconsin
- Bennett University ACM-W Student Chapter, Greater Noida, India
- CIIT Lahore ACM Student Chapter, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
- CIT Kokrajhar ACM Student Chapter, Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar, India
- Colorado State University Pueblo ACM Student Chapter
- Ferris State University ACM Student Chapter, Big Rapids, Michigan
- IIT Ropar ACM-W Student Chapter, Indian Institute of Technology, Rupnagar, India
- IIT Tirupati ACM Student Chapter, Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati, India
- Keystone ACM Student Chapter, Pune, India
- Mohammad Ali Jinnah University ACM Student Chapter, Karachi, Pakistan
- Northeastern University SV ACM Student Chapter, San Jose, California
- PES University ACM Student Chapter, Bangalore, India
- Rider University ACM Student Chapter, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
- SUNY Potsdam ACM-W Student Chapter, State University of New York
- University of Jordan ACM Student Chapter, Amman, Jordan
- VSIT ACM Student Chapter, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
ACM Professional Chapters:
- Dhaka ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Quito ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Quito, Ecuador
The TRIWIC 2018 Celebration of Women in Computing brought together women and men from southwest Ohio, southeast Indiana and Kentucky who are passionate about tech and women in tech. This fourth TRIWIC, held February 9 and 10 at the Kingsgate Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati, was the most diverse to date. There were 210 registrants, over 150 of which were students and representatives from 17 different colleges and universities. The conference opened with a presentation by Liza Mundy, New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of American Women Code Breakers of World War II, and closed with a fantastic presentation by Wendy Lea, the CEO of Cintrifuse, the organization that drives Cincinnati startups. TRIWIC was very fortunate to be awarded a grant from CRA-W for the third keynote speaker, Qi Han from Colorado School of Mines, who discussed her exciting research in wireless sensor networks. The program included multiple technical and career sessions, a job fair, and a poster competition, in which the winners were awarded a cash scholarship to attend a conference of their choice.
Undergraduate winners were Abha Pandey (UC Davis), for "Lighthouse Project: An Implementation of Machine Learning to Make Math Simple"; and Goonmeet Kaur Bajaj, Amir Hossein Yazdavar, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Amit Sheth and Jyotishman Pathak (Wright State University), for "Understanding the Spread of Major Depressive Disorder in the Twitter Population and Mental Health Facilities." Graduate winners were Kaitlin Burnam, Shomir Wilson and Alexey Porollo (University of Cincinnati), for "Modeling Ex Vivo Cultivation of Pneumocystis murina Using Flux Balance Analysis."
The most popular offering was the speed mentoring event, where technical women in academia and industry hosted a conversation with students about their career choices as well as a question-and-answer session. The conference concluded with a job and college fair with overflowing attendance.
TRIWIC was made possible by generous donations from ACM, Microsoft, CRA-W, Kingsgate Marriott, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Ingage Partners, the Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC) @Tennessee Tech, FTJ FundChoice, Raytheon and GE.
If you would like more information on Celebrations or would like to organize an event in your area, please contact Wendy Powley, Chair of the Celebrations Committee. International Celebrations are encouraged and welcomed!
Did you know that ACM-W offers a general email distribution list for its members? This ACMW-public list is a communication channel for disseminating general information about ACM-W, bulletins and upcoming events. To join the list: http://signup.acm.org/listserv_index.cfm?ln=ACM-W-PUBLIC. Also read the ACM-W Connections newsletter for updates on ACM-W programs: local celebrations, scholarships and awards, chapters, and more.
ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage and ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software Seeking New Editors-in-Chief
ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH): Nominations due April 30. For more information please visit the JOCCH nominations page.
New Journals ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice and ACM Transactions on Data Science Accepting Submissions
ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI) (previously the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction) is accepting submissions on human-robot interaction, including robotics, computer science, engineering, design, and the behavioral and social sciences.
ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice (DTRAP) targets the prevention, identification, mitigation, and elimination of digital threats, aiming to bridge the gap between academic research and industry practice. It is accepting submissions on extant digital threats, rather than laboratory models of potential threats.
ACM Transactions on Data Science (TDS) includes cross-disciplinary innovative research ideas, algorithms, systems, theory and applications on data science, including data cleaning, transformation, representation, integration, indexing, modeling, analysis, visualization, and interpretation while retaining privacy, fairness, provenance, transparency, and provision of social benefit, within the context of big data.
Using Facebook and other large internet companies as examples, Diptanu Gon Choudhury and Timothy Perrett explain how to embrace failure in order to improve availability in this ACM Queue article. Despite the ubiquity of scheduling software, operating and implementing it is a very tricky task with many nuanced edge cases. Engineers looking to build scheduling systems should consider all failure modes of the underlying infrastructure they use and consider how operators of scheduling systems can configure remediation strategies, while aiding in keeping tenant systems as stable as possible during troubleshooting.
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