ACM Chapter Member News

December 12, 2012

Welcome to the December 2012 edition of ACM Chapter Member News
Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. Our Professional and Student chapters worldwide serve as nodes of activity for ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, lectures, and the opportunity to meet peers and experts in many fields of interest. With over 750 active chapters worldwide, we would like to take the time now to connect with all of you, and bring you a few of the ACM Highlights.

HEADLINES AT A GLANCE:


ACM Chapters to be de-chartered

ACM is considering the de-charter of certain chapters due to inactivity. Please be sure to check the following link to see if your chapter is there!http://www.acm.org/chapters/chapter-decharter/

Members interested in revitalizing their chapters should contactlocal_activities@acm.org.. ACM will terminate the chapters listed after 90 days unless interested volunteers express a desire to reactivate their chapter by preparing acceptable revitalization plans.


ACM/UPE Award Winners Announced
ACM is proud to announce the 2011-2012 UPE Scholarship Award Winners
  • Ertem Esiner, Koc University
  • Darlene Hart, Austin Peay State University
  • Hannah Miller, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
  • Jared Wheeler, University of North Florida

Congratulations to all, and thank you to all applicants and participants and for your continued dedication to UPE and ACM!

The ACM UPE scholarship award encourages academic excellence for students in the computing discipline. It raises the importance of academic achievement and professional commitment in our future computer professionals.



ACM Chapter Spotlight

This past October, the Bogota ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter held it's annual conference in Colombia. It was a great success with more than 820 attendees from around the country, and around the world! During the three day day conference, an outstanding 18 speakers shared their knowledge in both industry and academic talks that covered diverse areas of animation production and computer graphics research. Bogata ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter has been active since 2007 and has been making active contributions to both the ACM and SIGGRAPH community since.http://bogota.siggraph.org/2012/


Welcome to Our Newest Chapters

  • Aarhus University ACM-W Student Chapter- Aarhus, Denmark (Student)
  • Amity ACM Student Chapter- Noida, India (Student)
  • Bipin Tripathi Kumaon Institute Of Technology ACM Student Chapter- Dwarahat, Almora, India (Student)
  • California State University, Fullerton ACM Student Chapter- Fullerton, CA, USA (Student)
  • Capella University ACM Student Chapter- Minneapolis, MN, USA (Student)
  • Central Chile ACM SIGCHI Chapter- Valparaiso, Chile (Professional)
  • Central Michigan University ACM Student Chapter- Mount Pleasant, MI, USA (Student)
  • Cheng-Du ACM Chapter- Chengdu, China (Professional)
  • Claremont Colleges ACM-W Student Chapter- Claremont, CA, USA (Student)
  • DeVry-Houston ACM Student Chapter- Houston, TX, USA (Student)
  • Dublin ACM SIGMobile Chapter- Dublin, Ireland (Professional)
  • Durham College ACM Student Chapter- Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (Student)
  • Goa ACM Chapter- Verna, Goa, India (Professional)
  • IIT Mandi ACM Student Chapter- Himachal Pradesh, India (Student)
  • Inderprastha Engineering College Gzb ACM Student Chapter- Ghaziabad, India (Student)
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Minatitlan ACM Student Chapter- Minatitlan, Mexico (Student)
  • ITNL ACM Student Chapter- Guadalupe, Mexico (Student)
  • Jinan ACM Chapter- Jinan, China (Professional)
  • Methodist University ACM Student Chapter- Fayetteville, NC, USA (Student)
  • MITS University ACM-W Student Chapter- Lakshmangarh, India (Student)
  • MKSSS's Cummins College of Engineering for Women ACM-W Student Chapter- Pune, India (Student)
  • Morehouse College ACM Student Chapter- Atlanta, GA, USA (Student)
  • MUET ACM Student Chapter- Jamshoro, Pakistan (Student)
  • Nazarbayev University ACM Student Chapter- Astana, Kazakhstan (Student)
  • NIT Calicut ACM Student Chapter- Calicut, India (Student)
  • Northern Michigan Univ ACM Student Chapter- Marquette, MI, USA (Student)
  • NSIT ACM Student Chapter- New Delhi, India (Student)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali ACM Student Chapter- Cali, Columbia (Student)
  • PSU-Harrisburg ACM Student Chapter- Middletown, PA, USA (Student)
  • Schreiner University ACM Student Chapter- Kerrville, TX, USA(Student)
  • Shanghai ACM Chapter- Shanghai, China (Professional)
  • Sullivan University ACM Student Chapter- Louisville, KY, USA (Student)
  • Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara ACM Student Chapter- Zapopan, Mexico (Student)
  • Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter- Toronto, ON, Canada (Professional)
  • Trivandrum ACM Chapter- Trivandrum, India (Student)
  • UAT ACM Student Chapter- Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico (Student)
  • UCSP ACM Student Chapter- Arequipa, Peru (Student)
  • Universidad de Monterrey ACM Student Chapter- San Pedro Garza García, Mexico (Student)
  • Univ of Rhode Island ACM Student Chapter- Kingston, RI, USA (Student)
  • USC ACM Student Chapter- Columbia, SC, USA (Student)
  • VCET ACM Student Chapter- Madurai, India (Student)
  • Washington & Lee University ACM Student Chapter- Lexington, VA, USA (Student)

ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.

Prediction-Serving Systems

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is your number one resource for keeping up with emerging developments in the world of theory and applying them to the challenges you face on a daily basis. In this installment, Dan Crankshaw and Joey Gonzalez provide an overview of machine learning server systems. What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production, and how do we serve predictions with high accuracy and high computational efficiency? Dan and Joey’s curated research selection presents cutting-edge techniques spanning database-level integration, video processing, and prediction middleware. Given the explosion of interest in machine learning and its increasing impact on seemingly every application vertical, it's possible that systems such as these will become as commonplace as relational databases are today. 

Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.