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ACM Names 2023 Fellows

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ACM has announced 68 ACM Fellows for transformative contributions to computing science and technology! All the 2023 inductees are longstanding ACM Members who were selected by their peers for groundbreaking innovations that have improved how we live, work, and play. The contributions of the 2023 Fellows run the gamut of the computing field―including algorithm design, computer graphics, cybersecurity, energy-efficient computing, mobile computing, software analytics, and web search, just to name a few.

Read the ACM news release.


ACM Names 2023 Distinguished Members

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ACM has named 52 Distinguished Members for significant contributions! All the 2023 inductees are longstanding ACM Members and were selected by their peers for work This year's class of Distinguished Members made advancements in areas including AI and economics, principles of data management, software development, human-computer interaction, developing technology for people with disabilities, mobile and wireless sensing systems, and many others.

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ACM President Yannis Ioannidis Interviewed by Stephen Ibaraki

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Recently, ACM President Yannis Ioannidis was interviewed by Stephen Ibaraki, Chair of the ACM Professional Development Committee. Ioannidis discusses a wide range of subjects such as data management, digital storytelling, AI advancements, specialized computing, and his time as ACM President. Finally, Yannis discusses “ACM 4.0”—an effort to address the changes needed for the organization’s next 25 years, and his plans to seek a second term as ACM President to continue his initiatives. View the interview here.



Bob Kahn Awarded IEEE Medal of Honor

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ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Robert E. Kahn, one of the "fathers of the Internet," has been awarded the 2024 IEEE Medal of Honor. The IEEE Foundation cited Kahn’s work in packet communication technologies and foundations of the Internet as the basis for the award. Kahn, along with Vint Cerf, received the A.M. Turing Award for pioneering work on internetworking, including the design and implementation of the Internet's basic communications protocols TCP/IP, and for inspired leadership in networking. Kahn and Cerf founded the non-profit Internet Society in 1992.



Vint Cerf on PBS NewsHours

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Appearing on PBS NewsHour, A.M. Turing Laureate and Vice President/Chief Internet Evangelist at Google Vint Cerf offers "A Brief But Spectacular Take on the Future of the Internet." Here, Cerf expounds on the beginning of the internet, making the internet truly accessible for all, how fears of artificial intelligence may be overblown but that AI should be handled with care, and the need for international cooperation to create laws ensuring online safety and security for all.





Call for Nominations for ACM Awards

Each year, ACM recognizes technical and professional achievements through its Awards Program, and seeks your help in expanding and diversifying the nomination pool. Please take a moment to consider those people in your community who may be suitable for nomination. Refer to the award nominations page for links to individual award pages. Upcoming deadlines in 2024 are: SIAM/ACM Prize (March 1), Eckert Mauchly Award (March 30), and Gordon Bell Prize/Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling (both April 15).

Call for ACM Senior Member Nominations

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 March 3, 2024.


ACM Technology Policy Council Releases TechBrief on Trusted AI

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Don't trust AI? You're not alone, says ACM's latest TechBrief: "Trusted AI." Such trust is vital, but engineers and regulators may be on the wrong track to building and gauging it. What to do? Read the Brief, of course! TechBriefs are produced quarterly by the ACM global Technology Policy Council and have covered many other cutting-edge topics like Generative AI, Facial Recognition, and Climate Change. All are freely available for download in the ACM Digital Library  and are archived here.




acmqueue: "Multiparty Computation: To Secure Privacy, Do the Math"

Multiparty Computation is based on complex math, and over the past decade, MPC has been harnessed as one of the most powerful tools available for the protection of sensitive data. MPC now serves as the basis for protocols that let a set of parties interact and compute on a pool of private inputs without revealing any of the data contained within those inputs. In the end, only the results are revealed. Read the full case study.

TEAC Paper Awarded Kalai Prize

The 2019 paper "The Unreasonable Fairness of Maximum Nash Welfare" by ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation (TEAC) has been awarded the 2024 Prize in Game Theory and Computer Science of the Game Theory Society in Honour of Ehud Kalai. The prize is given every four years in recognition of Kalai’s role in promoting the connection of the two research areas.

New ACM Books

Spatial Gems, Volume 2, by John Krumm, Andreas Züfle, and Cyrus Shahabi, is a follow-up to the first Spatial Gems volume and a further collection of techniques contributed by leading research experts. Although these approaches were developed by their authors as part of larger research projects, the gems represent fundamental solutions that are generically applicable to many different problems.

Journals Welcome New Editor-in-Chiefs

ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) has named Rami Bahsoon as Editor-in-Chief, for the term January 15, 2024 to January 14, 2027. Bahsoon is a Reader in Software Engineering at The University of Birmingham (UK).

ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD) welcomes Jian Pei as Editor-in-Chief. The appointment is from February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2027. Pei is an ACM Fellow and Arthur S. Pearse Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Duke University.

ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) welcomes Jiang Hu as its new Editor-in-Chief for the term of February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2027. Hu is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A & M University.

ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS) welcomes Michael Waidner as its new Editor-in-Chief for the term of February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2027. Waidner is a Professor at ATHENE | TU Darmstadt | Fraunhofer SIT.

ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN) welcomes Wen Hu as its new Editor-in-Chief. The appointment is from February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2027. Hu is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of New South Wales.

Journals Calling for Editor-in-Chief Nominations

ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for a three-year term beginning on April 15, 2024.  Nominations are due March 1, 2024, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (TIOT) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for a three-year term beginning on April 1, 2024. Nominations are due March 1, 2024, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

ACM Inroads Magazine Call for Editors-in-Chief

ACM and its Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) are seeking new Editors-in-Chief to lead its quarterly international magazine ACM Inroads for a three-year term beginning July 31, 2024. Nominations are due March 18, 2024. Applications are welcome from both individuals and from pairs wishing to serve as co-EICs. For more information please visit the ACM Inroads nominations page.

ACM Open: University of Glasgow, Rochester Institute of Technology

ACM welcomes our newest ACM Open participants: University of Glasgow, via JISC, and Rochester Institute of Technology, via Lyrasis. We are also proud to announce that our ACM Open agreement with the hebis Konsortium in Germany has officially grown to 100 participants, and our agreement with KERIS in South Korea totals 38 participants. If your university has yet to join, please reach out to your Department Head or Librarian or contact us at [email protected].


2024 SIG Election Slate

The following SIGs will hold elections in 2024: SIGACT, SIGCHI, SIGDA, SIGITE, SIGPLAN, SIGSIM, and SIGSOFT. The full slate of candidates for each election can be found here.

SIG Happenings

SIGACT: Community Grants Call for Proposals for small grants to “foster and promote the discovery and dissemination of high-quality research in the domain of theoretical computer science” closes on March 1, 2024

SIGBED: ACM SIGBED Scholars 2024 is a new program to recognize promising young scholars with an interest in the Internet of Things, embedded systems, or cyber-physical systems. Recipients will be able to attend CPS-Week 2024.

Best Paper Awards Given at Recent ACM SIG Conferences

ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in 38 distinct technological fields. Some awards presented (or to be presented) at conferences:

You can find them all here.


2024 Rising Star Award Nominations

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The ACM-W Rising Star Award recognizes exceptional women or non-binary individuals whose early-career research has had a significant impact on the computing discipline, as measured by factors such as frequent citation of their work, creation of a new research area, a high degree of technology transfer, and/or other positive influences and societal impact. Self-nominations are encouraged. The award is given annually, and the recipient will receive a framed certificate and a $1,000 stipend. Nominations close on March 31, 2024.



On Demand - Global Diversity Awareness Panel 2024

Recent advancements in AI have introduced many to its immense potential and functionality. However, how are AI technologies impacting different communities around the world? Alain Tchana (, Kalika Bali, Nadia Rodríguez Rodríguez, and Aboubakar Mountapmbeme explored the crucial need to involve the global community in AI development and the inclusion of underrepresented cultures in “A Global Perspective on Contemporary AI," now available on demand.

The Year in Review from ACM-W Chair Ruth Lennon

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ACM-W Chair Ruth Lennon looks back on the most impactful events of 2023 with a month-by month recap of her own selection of highlights from the growth of ACM-W into new regions across the globe, individual and group activities and excellence, the wide variety of initiatives and projects aiming to bring in new members as well as foster crossover within ACM-W, and new programs to foster mutual cooperation and celebration of women in computing.



womENcourage–Celebration of Women in Computing

The 11th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2024, will be hosted at Escuela Politécnica Superior of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, June 26-28, 2024. Open to all genders, this event is aimed at celebrating the role and impact of women in computing and supporting participants at different stages in their STEM careers. Learn more here.

Call for Workshops and Tutorials for womENcourage 2024

ACM womENcourage 2024 invites everyone to submit proposals for workshops and tutorials on topics related to the conference theme, “Responsible Computing for Gender Equality”. Workshops and tutorials can be long (3 hours) or short (1.5 hours) depending on scope and content. More information about the application process can be found here.


There’s always something new to see at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California! Explore Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing, which chronicles the evolution and impact of modern computing with more than 1,100 unique artifacts from the abacus to the smart phone. The Museum’s interactive displays invite you to compete in a game of Pong, sit in a self-driving car, create a selfie with a celebrity using Photoshop, and so much more! With the Bistro Café, gift store, and plenty of free parking, CHM is the perfect place to explore with family and friends.


ACM ByteCast Interviews Ranveer Chandra

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In this episode of ACM ByteCast, Bruke Kifle hosts 2022 ACM Fellow Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director for Research for Industry and CTO of Agri-Food at Microsoft. Here Ranveer shares his journey, from growing up in India, how his experience interviewing farmers inspired him to work on technology that takes some of the guesswork out of their work using data and AI, and to come up with solutions that help the agriculture industry become more productive, profitable, and climate friendly.

Listen to ACM ByteCast interviews here, or wherever you get your podcasts.


View on Demand: ACM TechTalks with JP Vasseur

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In "The Impact of ML/AI on Networking and the Internet Over the Last Decade," Cisco Fellow and Top Inventor JP Vasseur and moderator Matthew Caesar aim to provide a comprehensive overview of how machine learning/artificial intelligence has been applied in networking, specifically in areas like anomaly detection, predictive networking, and cognitive networks, and offer a glimpse into the future, highlighting upcoming products that incorporate generative AI, potentially ushering in a new chapter for AI applications in Networking. 



View on Demand: ACM TechTalks with Vinod Khosla

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In this "Fireside Chat with Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla," Stephen Ibaraki moderates a dynamic talk with computing/technology entrepreneur Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and the founder of Khosla Ventures. The chat will touch on Vinod’s background and career journey, why he doesn’t trust expert forecasters, his views on innovation, predictions for 2024, and what he looks for in an investment. 

Visit the TechTalks Archive for our full archive of past TechTalks.



Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines

ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs) 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 were presented at ESEC/FSE 2023. The next conferences accepting submissions are:

  • SIGMETRICS 2024, June 10–14, 2024, deadline February 23, 2024
  • TAPIA 2024, September 10–20, 2024, deadline February 26, 2024
  • SIGDOC 2024, October 20–22, 2024, deadline February 26, 2024
  • PASC 2024, June 3–5, 2024, deadline March 1, 2024
  • ESEC/FSE 2024, July 15–19, 2024, deadline March 2, 2024
  • PLDI 2024 June 24-28, 2024, deadline March 22, 2024
  • SIGGRAPH 2024, July 28–August 1, 2024, deadline April 25, 2024
  • SC 2024, November 17–22, 2024, deadline August 9, 2024
  • ICSE 2025, April 6– May 4, 2024, deadline November 17, 2024

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 the new chapters that were chartered December 8, 2023 through January 23, 2024:

ACM Student Chapters:

  • DGIGN ACM Student Chapter, India
  • FIEM ACM Student Chapter, India
  • Igdir University ACM Student Chapter, Igdir, Turkey
  • Koc University ACM-W Student Chapter, Istanbul, Turkey
  • MITB ACM SIGAI Student Chapter, Bengaluru, India
  • NMIT ACM Student Chapter, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India
  • NYIT ACM Student Chapter, New York City, NY USA
  • Pratt Institute ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter, NY, USA
  • SAITM ACM-W Student Chapter, Gurugram, India
  • South Dakota State ACM Student Chapter, South Dakota, USA
  • SRMIST NCR Campus ACM Student Chapter, Ghaziabad, India
  • SVECW ACM-W Student Chapter, Bhimavaram, India
  • University of Chicago ACM Student Chapter, Chicago, IL
  • University of Guanajuato ACM Student Chapter, Salamanca, Mexico
  • University of Sialkot ACM Student Chapter, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • UNSW ACM Student Chapter, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

ACM Professional Chapters:

  • Software Engineering San Antonio ACM Chapter, San Antonio, Texas, USA


ACM Distinguished Speaker: Josiah Dykstra

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Josiah Dykstra is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Trail of Bits. He solves ambitious problems by blending high-end security research with a real-world attacker mentality to fortify the code powering the world's most critical organizations and devices. His lectures include “American Self-Defense in Cyberspace," "Getting Started with Cybersecurity Science," and more. For more information about Dykstra, please visit his DSP speaker information page.

All speakers are available through ACM's ACM Distinguished Speaker Program.



ACM is on WeChat

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Hello Chinese-speaking professionals! We're delighted to announce that ACM now has an official WeChat account. Stay connected with us for the latest news, industry insights, and exclusive content. Follow us on WeChat to be a part of our vibrant tech community by searching ACM计算机学会 or scanning the QR code at left.



The Ultimate Career Development Destination

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Connecting with the right employers in computing can be a daunting task. The ACM Career & Job Center is a true career planning destination. Whether you are seeking Career Insights, Career Advice, or Career Coaching, ACM can help.



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