ACM MemberNet - June 29, 2021
Welcome to the June 2021 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 https://www.acm.org/membership/acm-membernet-archive.
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June 29, 2021
- ACM Recognizes Outstanding Service to the Field of Computing
- Margaret Martonosi Receives ACM - IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award
- ACM Focus, a New Way to Explore and Interact with ACM Content
- Discover the latest "ACM Selects," Shortlists of Learning Resources Curated by Experts
SIG NEWS AND AWARDS
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
- GECCO 2021, July 10 to 14 (online)
- SIGIR 2021, July 11 to 15 (online)
- EC 2021, July 18 to 23, Budapest, Hungary
- PEARC 2021, July 19 to 22 (online)
- PODC 2021, July 26 to 30 (online)
- ACM TURC 2021, July 30 to August 1, Hefei, China
- SIGGRAPH 2021, August 9 to 13 (online)
- USTPC Conference Explores Deepfakes, Disinformation, and Democracy
- USTPC Presents HotTopics Webinars on Cybersecurity and Supreme Court’s Van Buren Decision on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
- Become an Ambassador for ACM—You Could Be a Grand Prize Winner!
- Featured Member Benefit: Home and Auto Insurance
- ACM Academic Membership Option
- ACM and SocialCoder Team Up for Positive Impact through Computing
- ACM ByteCast Interviews Leslie Lamport, Bryan Cantrill
- Watch ACM TechTalks with Shirley Ho and Adji Buosso Dieng
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
- ACM Announces Student Research Competition Grand Finals Winners
- 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: Neha Sharma
- ACM, IEEE Computer Society Share Distinguished Speakers Programs
- ACM Publications Seeking New Editors-in-Chief
- New ACM Book: Event Mining for Explanatory Modeling
- ACM Queue Presents: "The Complex Path to Quantum Resistance"
- Subscribe to Communications of the ACM
ACM Recognizes Outstanding Service to the Field of Computing
ACM has recognized five individuals with awards for their exemplary service to the computing field. Working in diverse areas, the 2020 award recipients were selected by their peers for longstanding efforts that have strengthened the community. This year’s ACM award recipients made important contributions in areas including computing curriculum; increasing the participation of women in computing; strengthening ACM’s presence in Europe; bridging the fields of computer science, education, and global health; and leading technology policy efforts.
Andrew McGettrick is the recipient of the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award for his scholarship and tireless volunteer work and contributions, which have fundamentally improved rigorous computer science as a field of professional practice and as an academic pursuit.
Jennifer Tour Chayes is the recipient of the ACM Distinguished Service Award for her effective leadership, mentorship, and dedication to diversity during her distinguished career of computer science research, teaching, and institution building.
Chris Hankin is the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award for fundamental contributions to ACM Europe and for bringing a European perspective to critically important ACM committees and activities.
Richard Anderson is the recipient of the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics for contributions bridging the fields of computer science, education, and global health.
Marc Rotenberg is the recipient of the ACM Policy Award for long-standing, high-impact leadership on privacy and technology policy.
Margaret Martonosi Receives ACM - IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award
ACM and the IEEE Computer Society have named Margaret Martonosi the recipient of the 2021 ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award. Martonosi, the Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, was recognized for contributions to the design, modeling, and verification of power-efficient computer architecture. Martonosi has made significant contributions in computer architecture and microarchitecture, and her work has led to new fields of research. She has authored more than 175 publications (with 17,000 + citations) on subjects including parallel architectures, memory hierarchies, compilers, and mobile networks.
The Eckert-Mauchly Award is known as the computer architecture community’s most prestigious award. It is co-sponsored by ACM and IEEE Computer Society and comes with a $5,000 prize. Martonosi was formally recognized with the award at the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), which was held virtually from June 14-19.
ACM Focus, a New Way to Explore and Interact with ACM Content
ACM Focus is a new way to explore the breadth and variety of ACM content, and to stay current with the latest trends in your technical community. ACM Focus consists of a set of AI-curated custom feeds by subject, each serving up a focused set of the latest relevant ACM content. These high-level subject-based feeds of original and curated content provide overall awareness of relevant ACM activities, people, talks and a variety of published works. Current topic areas are Artificial Intelligence; Information Systems; the Web; Society and the Computing Profession; Applied Computing; Graphics and Computer-Aided Design; Networks and Communications; Architecture; Hardware; Human-Computer Interaction; Security and Privacy; Software Engineering and Programming Languages; and Computational Theory. The feeds are built in an automated fashion and are refined as the user interacts with them.
Discover the latest "ACM Selects," Shortlists of Learning Resources Curated by Experts
ACM Selects are themed shortlists curated by subject matter experts for both serious and emerging computing professionals, with the goal of providing new ways to discover relevant resources, either through ACM or authenticated by ACM-affiliated specialists. The latest Select covers People in Computing #7: Women in Hardware and Programming Languages.
ACM SIGACT Announces 2021 Knuth and Gödel Prizes
The ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM SIGACT) recently announced that Moshe Vardi of Rice University is the recipient of the 2021 Knuth Prize for outstanding contributions that apply mathematical logic to multiple fundamental areas of computer science. ACM SIGACT also announced that the 2021 Gödel Prize is awarded to five researchers: Andrei Bulatov, Simon Fraser University; Martin E. Dyer, University of Leeds; David Richerby, University of Essex; Jin-Yi Cai, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Xi Chen, Columbia University, for their work on constraint satisfaction, a vital area of study within theoretical computer science.
ACM Award Nomination Submission Procedures
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.
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. And read ACM Past President and former Awards Committee Chair Cherri Pancake's article in Communications of the ACM, "Dispelling Common Myths about ACM Awards and Honors."
The deadline for nominations for the main awards has passed. Other deadlines: Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research: October 8; Doctoral Dissertation: October 31 (for dissertations being translated into English: November 30).
Call for ACM Senior and Distinguished Member and Fellows Nominations
The Senior Member advanced grade of membership recognizes ACM members with at least 5 years of Professional ACM membership in the last 10 years. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is September 3.
The Distinguished Member designation recognizes ACM members with at least 5 years of Professional ACM membership in the last 10 years who have demonstrated significant accomplishments or made a significant impact on the computing field. The deadline for nominations is August 1.
Fellow is ACM's most prestigious member grade recognizing the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Candidates for Fellow must demonstrate a sustained level of contribution over time, with clear impact that extends well beyond their own organization, and have at least 5 years of Professional Membership within the last 10 years. The deadline for nominations is September 7.
SIG NEWS AND AWARDS
SIG Election Results
The elections for the following ACM Special Interest Groups have concluded: SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGADA, SIGBED, SIGBio, SIGCHI, SIGCOMM,SIGDA, SIGEVO, SIGKDD, SIGITE, SIGMIS, SIGMOBILE, SIGMOD, SIGMM, SIGPLAN, SIGSAC, SIGSAM, and SIGSOFT. The election results can be viewed here.
ACM SIG Awards Recognize Achievements in Diverse Fields
ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in more than 35 distinct technological fields. Some awards presented (or to be presented) at conferences:
- SIGACT: Distinguished Service, Danny Lewin Best Student Paper Award, Gödel Prize, and Knuth Prize [ACM news release on Gödel and Knuth Prizes]
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
GECCO 2021, July 10 to 14 (online)
The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference includes workshops on swarm intelligence, complex systems, evolutionary numerical optimization, genetic algorithms and more. The virtual platform Gather will encourage informal networking, while talks (sessions, keynotes, workshops and, other events involving oral presentations) will be streamed in Whova. Scheduled keynote speakers are Joshua Tenenbaum (MIT), Marc Mézard (École Normale Supérieure), and Melanie Mitchell (Santa Fe Institute).
SIGIR 2021, July 11 to 15 (online)
The International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval will feature keynotes by Eszter Hargittai (University of Zurich), Hang Li (ByteDance Technology), and Helen Nissenbaum (Cornell Tech). Sessions will cover bias and counterfactual learning, social media, hybrid learning, graph learning for recommendation, and more. Workshops will cover IR for children, e-commerce, patent text mining, simulation for information retrieval evaluation, and more.
EC 2021, July 18 to 23, Budapest, Hungary
Organized by ACM SIGecom, the Conference on Economics and Computation will be held in an in-person/virtual hybrid format consisting of pre-recorded sessions, tutorials, workshops, and more. Workshops will cover topics including design of online platforms; people-centric systems; fair resource allocation; networks, systems and computation; and market design. Leeat Yariv (Princeton University) and Ashish Goel (Stanford University) will keynote.
PEARC 2021, July 19 to 22 (online)
The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing Conference will include workshops on Building a Strategic Plan for your Research Computing and Data Program; Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure; Enhancing HPC Education and Training; Refining Your Research Computing Pitch; NVIDIA; and more. Tutorials will cover topics such as coding, the Rogues Gallery platform, programming and profiling modern multicore processors, and managing HPC software complexity with Spack.
PODC 2021, July 26 to 30 (online)
The ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing includes workshops on Advanced Tools, Programming Languages, and Platforms for Implementing and Evaluating Algorithms for Distributed Systems; Biological Distributed Algorithms; and Distributed Algorithms on Realistic Network Models. Cynthia Dwork (Harvard University) and network engineer, sysadmin, and software engineer Kyle Kingsbury will keynote.
ACM TURC 2021, July 30 to August 1, Hefei, China
This year's ACM Turing Celebration Conference in China will be focused on artificial intelligence and security, with a workshop devoted to the theme. ACM Turing Award Laureate John Hopcroft will keynote, as will speakers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and from Chinese universities. Several ACM Special Interest Group chapters in China will hold symposia covering topics ranging from geospatial data and knowledge to mobile computing.
SIGGRAPH 2021, August 9 to 13 (online)
Among the many virtual events at SIGGRAPH this year are the Electronic Theater, Immersive Pavilion, Emerging Technologies, and VR Theater Computer Animation Festival. Scheduled keynoters are Hany Farid (University of California, Berkeley) on deepfakes; Kate Darling (MIT Media Lab) on the animal/robot connection; and MIT lecturer and YouTube channel author Grant Sanderson on programmatic visualizations in mathematics.
USTPC Conference Explores Deepfakes, Disinformation, and Democracy
By Adam Eisgrau, ACM Director of Global Policy and Public Affairs
At the invitation of the Washington, DC-based Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) teamed earlier this month with ITIF and the Online News Association to co-launch the inaugural D3 Conference on Deepfakes, Disinformation, and Democracy. The half-day virtual event was convened to explore the global proliferation of deepfakes and disinformation that threatens to “overwhelm the ability of individuals to discern fact from fiction, create new divides in society, and allow conspiracies, lies, and hoaxes to fester online."
The conference was bookended by keynoters US Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, author of 2019’s Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act (H.R. 4355), and Daniel Braun, Deputy Head of Cabinet for European Commission Vice President Vera Jourová. D3 brought together several hundred stakeholders, experts, and thought leaders to hear and question three expert panels. The first, on the “State of Deepfakes and Disinformation Online,” was moderated by ACM ethics expert Deborah G. Johnson, co-author of “What to Do About Deepfakes.” The third panel, “Improving Trust in Online Media,” featured Turing Award laureate, internet pioneer, and former ACM President Vint Cerf.
View a recording of the conference.
USTPC Presents HotTopics Webinars on Cybersecurity and Supreme Court’s Van Buren Decision on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
By Adam Eisgrau, ACM Director of Global Policy and Public Affairs
In June USTPC also presented two more webinars in its ongoing HotTopics series. The first, on “The Politics and Policy of Necessity: Mega-Hacks and the Future of US Cybersecurity,” was moderated by former USTPC Chair and renowned cybersecurity expert Gene Spafford.
With its subject in the news almost daily this spring, the panel comprised noted ACM experts:
- Steven M. Bellovin, Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Center of the university's Data Science Institute, and affiliate faculty at Columbia Law School;
- Edward W. Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and the founding Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy and Member of the United States Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board;
- Rebecca Herold, founder and CEO of The Privacy Professor consultancy and CEO of Privacy & Security Brainiacs, and author of more than 20 books; and
- Mark Rasch, litigator with more than 30 years of experience in cybersecurity and data privacy, including within the US Department of Justice, where he created the US DOJ Computer Crime Unit and Cyber-Forensics practice.
The second program, "Of Access, Excess, and Trespass: The Supreme Court’s Van Buren Ruling on the CFAA," analyzed the US Supreme Court’s decision in Van Buren on the landmark 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
Moderated by USTPC Law Subcommittee Chair and former Assistant US Attorney Andrew Grosso, the program featured:
- Alan Butler, Executive Director and President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC);
- Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation;
- Mark Rasch, also an original co-drafter of the CFAA; and
- Eric Vandevelde, former Assistant US Attorney and current litigation partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigations, Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Crisis Management practice groups at Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles.
Please consider lending your time and talents to USTPC’s policy work and program planning. Joining the Committee is fast and easy.
Become an Ambassador for ACM—You Could Be a Grand Prize Winner!
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.
Featured Member Benefit: Home and Auto Insurance
Are you paying too much for you home and auto insurance? ACM members can customize a plan that fits your needs with personalized attention from an expert agent. Call 866-486-1946 for your personalized quote, or visit https://www.acminsure.com.
ACM Academic Membership Option
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.
ACM and SocialCoder Team Up for Positive Impact through Computing
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.
ACM ByteCast Interviews Leslie Lamport, Bryan Cantrill
ACM ByteCast is ACM's series of podcast interviews with researchers, practitioners, and innovators who are at the intersection of computing research and practice. In each monthly episode, guests share their experiences, the lessons they've learned, and their own visions for the future of computing. The latest episodes feature Leslie Lamport, 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate and Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, and Bryan Cantrill, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Oxide Computer Company and a past member of the ACM Queue Editorial Board.
Watch ACM TechTalks with Shirley Ho and Adji Buosso Dieng
Watch the ACM TechTalk, Learning Symbolic Equations with Deep Learning, presented on June 7 by Shirley Ho, Acting Director of the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute. Learn more about this topic by visiting ACM's Discourse Page.
Watch the ACM TechTalk, Learning from Data: The Two Cultures, to be presented on Friday, July 9 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT by Adji Bousso Dieng, Founder of The Africa I Know, researcher at Google, and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. Learn more about this topic by visiting ACM's Discourse Page.
Visit the TechTalks Archive for our full archive of past TechTalks.
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
ACM Career & Job Center Connects You with Career Opportunities
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.
ACM and AIS Release Information Systems 2020 Curricula
A joint task force of ACM and the Association for Information Systems (AIS) recently released the report IS2020: Competency Model for Undergraduate Programs in Information Systems. Traditionally, the study of Information Systems (IS) was related to the use of technology for business. While Information Systems still focuses on the practical applications of computing in business, the field has continued to expand beyond internal business analytics to encompass how business technologies must relate to many new applications within and outside their respective organizations.
Read the ACM news release.
ACM Announces Student Research Competition Grand Finals Winners
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, has announced its Grand Finals winners. There are two rounds of competition at each conference hosting an SRC, which culminates in a Grand Finals competition. All undergraduate and graduate student winners from the SRCs held during the year advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where they are evaluated by a different panel of judges via the Web. This year's SRC Grand Finals winners are:
- Graduate Category:
- First Place: Jiaqi Gu, University of Texas at Austin, "Light in Artificial Intelligence: Efficient Neuromorphic Computing with Optical Neural Networks" (ICCAD 2020)
- Second Place: Konstantinos Kallas, University of Pennsylvania, "Data-Parallel Shell Scripting" (POPL 2021)
- Third Place: Guyue Huang, Tsinghua University, "Efficient Sparse Matrix Kernels based on Adaptive Workload-Balancing and Parallel-Reduction" (SIGMICRO 2020)
- Undergraduate Category:
- First Place: Thomas McHugh, Northwestern University, "Constructing Agency and Usability Through Community-Driven Assistive Technology Design" (ASSETS 2020)
- Second Place: Chuangtao Chen, Zhejiang University, "Optimally Approximated Floating-Point Multiplier" (ICCAD 2020)
- Third Place: Rakshit Mittal, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, "Translation Validation of Thread-Level Parallelizing Transformations Using Color Petri Nets" (PLDI 2020)
Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines
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 SIGMETRICS 2021. The next conferences accepting submissions are:
- ASE 2021, November 15-19, deadline July 13
- MobiCom 2021, October 25-28, deadline July 15
- SIGMICRO 2021, October 16-21, deadline July 22
- SOSP 2021, October 25-28, deadline July 30
- SIGSPATIAL 2021, November 2-5, deadline August 15
Learn more about competitions on the SRC submissions page and SRC guidelines for students.
ACM Scholarships for Women Computing Students to Attend Research Conferences
The ACM Community of Support for Women in Computing (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.
Graduating Students Eligible for Special Transition Rate
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
About the ACM 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.
Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma is a consultant with Tata Consultancy Services and is a Founder Secretary of the Society for Data Science. She has worked as Director of the Institute of Pune, which runs post-graduation courses like MCA and MBA. She received her PhD in Philosophy and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad. A Senior IEEE member, Neha has organized several national and international conferences including the International Conference of Data Management, Analytics and Innovation.
For more information on Neha, please visit her DSP speaker information page.
ACM, IEEE Computer Society Share Distinguished Speakers Programs
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.
Reminder to Chapters: Submit Annual Reports by August 31
ACM's fiscal year is coming to a close, which means it is time to submit your ACM Annual Report. The report is for the fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) and is due by August 31, 2021. To complete the report online, you must log in with your unique chapter web account at https://www.acm.org/chapters/chapter-administrative-interface.
Please note, your chapter web account is entirely separate from your personal web account and should be accessible to all officers. If you are unsure of your chapter web account or need to reset the password, please follow this link: https://www.acm.org/chapters/web-account-links.
Please also take this time to update your chapter's contact information, including your membership list (under the Chapter Members tab) and officers (under the Chapter Officers tab). You can utilize our edit features to extend memberships, update email addresses, or cancel past members who are no longer part of your chapter. Keeping your membership list current and up to date is important. It ensures that all members receive the maximum benefits they are entitled to and are kept aware of all the latest ACM happenings and resources.
Welcome New ACM Chapters
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 April 13 to June 9, 2021:
ACM Student Chapters:
- FUNAAB ACM Student Chapter, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
- MVSR ACM-W Student Chapter, Maturi Venkata Subba Rao Engineering College, Hyderabad, India
- RGIPT ACM Student Chapter, India, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Jais, India
- Saint Louis University ACM Student Chapter, Saint Louis, Missouri
- Vedavyasa Institute of Technology ACM Student Chapter, Kakkove, India
- Vedavyasa Institute of Technology ACM-W Student Chapter, Ramanattukara, India
- Vimal Jyothi Engineering College ACM-W Student Chapter, Kannur, India
- Wilbur Wright College ACM Student Chapter, Chicago, Illinois
ACM-W's Webinar Series Celebrates Women in Computing
By highlighting successful technical women who are leading diverse careers in the technology industry, ACM-W’s webinar series, Celebrating Technology Leaders, aims to inform students and early-career professionals about the multitude of career options open to them. The latest episode featured Women in Cybersecurity on June 9. Previous webinars featured tech entrepreneurship, UI/UX, data, and robotics. To watch the recorded webinars, visit the YouTube playlist.
Join ACM-W's Membership Email List
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, visit: 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 Publications Seeking New Editors-in-Chief
Journal of the ACM: nominations due July 9.
ACM Transactions on Graphics: nominations due July 21.
ACM Transactions on Computing Education: nominations due July 21.
New ACM Book: Event Mining for Explanatory Modeling
Event Mining for Explanatory Modeling, by Laleh Jalali and Ramesh Jain, introduces the concept of "event mining" for building explanatory models from analyses of correlated data. Such a model may be used as the basis for predictions and corrective actions. The idea is to create, via an iterative process, a model that explains causal relationships in the form of structural and temporal patterns in the data.
ACM Queue Presents: "The Complex Path to Quantum Resistance"
Competing quantum-resistant proposals are currently going through academic due diligence and scrutiny by industry leaders. Until the newly-minted quantum-resistant standards are finalized, ICT leaders should do their best to plan for a smooth transition. In this article, Atefeh Mashatan and Douglas Heintzman give recommendations to these decision makers, to help them devise effective quantum transition plans with a holistic lens that considers the affected assets in people, process, and technology.
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