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ACM Chapter Member News | June 2023

Welcome to the June 2023 edition of the 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 900 active chapters worldwide, we would like to take the time now to connect with all of you and bring you a few ACM Highlights.

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ACM Chapter News

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022-2023 Student Chapter Excellence Awards! This contest recognizes ACM student chapters worldwide that display considerable initiative during the academic year. Chapters submit applications in five areas: Outstanding Chapter Activity, Outstanding Website, Outstanding Recruitment Program, Outstanding Community Service, and Outstanding School Service. Winning chapters in each of these five areas receive $500 and a "best of" icon to proudly display on their chapter's web page. The winners for 2022-2023 are:

Outstanding Chapter Activities
UCLA ACM Student Chapter

Outstanding Chapter Website
Don Bosco Inst of Tech ACM Student Chapter & PICT ACM Student Chapter

Outstanding Recruitment
UC San Diego ACM Student Chapter

Outstanding Community Service
College of William & Mary ACM-W Student Chapter

Outstanding School Service
University of Texas at Dallas ACM Student Chapter

Congratulations to all the winners! Learn how you can enter your school's chapter in next year's competition on the Student Chapter Excellence Awards website: https://www.acm.org/chapters/student-chapter-excellence-awards


ACM Chapter Spotlight

ACM would like to congratulate chapters for organizing the following successful events. If your chapter would like to be featured in the chapter spotlight, please email [email protected] with a description of your recent event.

Ukrainian ACM Chapter
(Kyiv, Ukraine)

The Ukrainian ACM Chapter with NGO "Hackathon Expert Group" (https://hackathon.expert) organized the "ER IPT HACK_23" hackathon, which took place online from May 12-21, 2023. A total of 57 participants and 9 experts from Ukrainian and European universities took part.

Three proposed tasks were united by the general topic of Earth save:

  • identification of forest damage using satellite data, proposed by SWIFTT project and Physical-Technical Institute of National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"
  • determination and optimization of CPU energy consumption during large-scale computations, initiated by CERN and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • and IT market analysis based on chats using AI methods, proposed by our permanent partner, Infosoft Global

The week was filled with numerous communications, hundreds of participants' ideas, and dozens of consultations with experts. Eight teams made it to the finals, impressing the judges with their high level solutions and sparking lively discussion about implementation and the next development stages.

Galgotias University ACM Student Chapter
(Greater Noida, India)

WEBPAGE WONDERS, conducted on April 24, 2023, at Galgotias University by the ACM Student Chapter, was an exciting and knowledge-packed event dedicated to the world of web development. The event brought together students, professionals, and enthusiasts in a vibrant atmosphere of learning and collaboration. 148 participants had the opportunity to attend insightful workshops and interactive sessions led by industry experts, covering a range of topics including web design principles, front-end development techniques, responsive layouts, and optimization strategies. With hands-on activities and real-world case studies, attendees gained practical experience and valuable insights into the latest trends and best practices in web development. WEBPAGE WONDERS at Galgotias University was a highly successful event, providing a platform for attendees to expand their knowledge, network with peers, and foster personal and professional growth in the field.

Islamia University of Bahawalpur ACM Student Chapter
(Bahawalpur, Pakistan)

We are excited to share the tremendous impact of our recent event, "Mapping Your Tech Career" particularly for students from South Punjab, Pakistan, who often face limited access to resources. This event proved to be an invaluable opportunity for these students, providing them with essential guidance and knowledge that is otherwise difficult to obtain in their region. By offering comprehensive roadmaps on various technologies and featuring industry experts, we bridged the resource gap and empowered these students to explore diverse career pathways in the tech industry. We are delighted to have played a role in leveling the playing field and supporting the aspirations of students from South Punjab.

Swiss ACM SIGCHI Chapter
(St. Gallen, Switzerland)

With 25 accepted papers and more than 26 delegates at the ACM CHI Conference #CHI2023 in Hamburg, the Swiss ACM SIGCHI Chapter was represented at the premier venue in Human-Computer Interaction. Besides experiencing the newest trends in Human-Computer Interaction, we were able to network and connect with the community in research and industry.

As active contributors to the conference, we were thrilled to present 25 full papers that showcase the Swiss ACM SIGCHI Chapter's dedication to advancing research and practice in HCI. Besides that, our members had numerous interactive demos, workshop papers, and other contributions at the conference. Our members not only shared their latest research through papers but also actively participated in organizing the conference as Associated Chairs or Workshop Chairs, with the goal of promoting knowledge exchange and collaboration among conference attendees. (swisschi.acm.org/news/)

Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering ACM-W Student Chapter
(New Delhi, India)

The Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering ACM-W Student Chapter conducted a hands-on ROBOTICS BOOTCAMP at the Salwan Girls Senior Secondary School. We had multiple sessions from April 26, 2023 to May 10, 2023 addressing 7th grade students.

Our aim was to introduce the students to the world of technology and to trigger their creativity with the help of technology. We initially explained the basics of electronics followed by implementation of electrical components like Arduino and Sensors. They created basic circuits using led, breadboard, resistors, and battery which were later integrated with Arduino and sensors (LDR and touch sensor). Furthermore, they also created a simple robot car at the end by utilizing the knowledge we imparted.

The event was successfully executed with the involvement of many enthusiastic students and our volunteers.

Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter
(Los Angeles, USA)

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, the Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter held an in-person event at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. We had 67 people in attendance and fed them all dinner. The presentation from the six speakers was centered on the Latest Research and Results from JPL. Our Moderator was Zareh Gorjian, from JPL. Presenters discussed AR/VR Development, 3D visualization to understand robot's thoughts, Adaptive Resolution Terrain Reconstruction and 3D Visualization and Digital Twin Technology for the Robotic Vehicle. This was a free in-person event for Members of the LA ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter. We gained 10 new members from this in-person event. Thanks to our LA ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter team and Executive Council.

Salem State University ACM Student Chapter
(Salem, USA)

The Salem State University ACM Student Chapter organized a challenging coding competition in April 2023, open to all students. Participants showcased their coding skills by tackling a diverse range of problems spanning algorithms, data structures, and recursion. After the competition, the winners were honored at an award ceremony during the annual computer science senior project presentations in May. The event encouraged competition, skill development, and knowledge sharing among participants. The contest inspired the students to continue to sharpen their programming skills for future competitions and software development job interviews.

Don Bosco Inst of Tech ACM Student Chapter
(Mumbai, India)

The ACM Student Chapter of DBIT conducted its flagship event "Teknack 2023" on February 24, 2023. Over the years, Teknack has grown to become an exciting and thrilling gaming event, attracting participants from various departments of DBIT and other colleges alike, where they develop and showcase their games to a wider audience.

The main day of Teknack 2023 was filled with creativity and innovation from the budding developers who thought out of the box and developed games using the Unity Engine in the five months game development period of Teknack 2023. A total of 20 Android games were developed this year by 48 developers across various Engineering Departments which are available for download under the banner of Teknack Gaming Studio on Google Play Store. To add an extra layer of excitement, the best games developed were awarded in various categories such as Best Game UI, Best Gameplay and so on. Overall, Teknack 2023 left a lasting impact on both the participants and attendees.

University of Athens ACM Student Chapter
(Athens, Greece)

The "Fiware Expert Training Series" was a comprehensive and interactive event designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to become proficient in utilizing the Fiware platform. Through a series of workshops, attendees were guided through various aspects of the Fiware ecosystem, including core components, data management, context management, and real-time analytics.

Led by a panel of experienced experts, the training sessions provided a combination of theoretical lectures, live demonstrations, and interactive coding exercises. Attendees had the opportunity to collaborate on projects and engage in knowledge sharing, fostering a sense of community.

The event received an overwhelming response from our chapter members and the wider technology community. Participants included students, professionals, and entrepreneurs who were eager to explore the potential of the Fiware platform. Attendees praised the event for its practicality and networking opportunities.

ISOFT ACM Chapter
(New Delhi, India)

The ISOFT ACM Chapter organized the 16th edition of the Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (ISEC) February 23-25, 2023 at the IIIT Allahabad campus (Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India). The conference was attended by 200 participants including students who received complimentary registration.

The conference had a rich technical program with four keynote talks (Baishakhi Ray Columbia University, David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Satish Chandra Google USA and Aseem Rastogi Microsoft Research, India), 12 full papers, 9 short papers and three SIGSOFT invited distinguished papers.

The conference also had five workshops, two tutorials, one tech briefing and ACM Student Research Competition.

De La Salle University ACM Student Chapter
(Manila, Philippines)

The De La Salle University (DLSU) ACM Student Chapter held Cali Can See: A Computer Vision Workshop on March 29, 2023. Drawing over 80 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, this workshop covered the basics of computer vision and digital image processing in preparation for research and exploratory projects. Facilitated by computer vision researcher Mr. Arren Matthew C. Antioquia, the event consisted of three parts, with the first part focusing on the theory behind images, convolutions, machine learning techniques, and deep learning models. In the second part, the participants had the chance to perform hands-on coding activities, such as changing the background of an image via OpenCV and background subtraction given complex images. The last part was an open forum, which also doubled as a sneak peek into research areas related to computer vision, including crowd counting, model compression, object segmentation, image-to-image translation, and motion transfer.

 


Welcome to Our Newest Chapters

  • Adani ACM-W Student Chapter - Ahmedabad, India (Student)
  • AMU ACM Student Chapter - Aligarh, India (Student)
  • BBDNIIT ACM Student Chapter - Lucknow, India (Student)
  • Cameron University ACM Student Chapter - Lawton, USA (Student)
  • CCSU ACM Student Chapter - New Britain, USA (Student)
  • Columbus State University ACM Student Chapter - Columbus, USA (Student)
  • DIET ACM Student Chapter - Visakhapatnam, India (Student)
  • DJS ACM SIGAI Student Chapter - MUMBAI, India (Student)
  • GGSIP University USS ACM-W Student Chapter - New Delhi, India (Student)
  • Human-Centered AI ACM SIGCHI Chapter - Swansea, Wales UK (Professional)
  • IES College of Technology ACM Student Chapter - Bhopal, India (Student)
  • IISc ACM-W Student Chapter - Bengaluru, India (Student)
  • ISL ACM Student Chapter - Lahore, Pakistan (Student)
  • IT de Mérida ACM Student Chapter - Mérida, Mexico (Student)
  • Jacksonville University ACM Student Chapter - Jacksonville, USA (Student)
  • Matoshri ACM Student Chapter - Nashik, India (Student)
  • NRI ACM Student Chapter - BHOPAL, India (Student)
  • PDEU ACM-W Student Chapter - Gandhinagar, India (Student)
  • Pharos University ACM Student Chapter - Alexandria, Egypt (Student)
  • PRPCEM ACM Student Chapter - Amravati, India (Student)
  • PRPCEM ACM-W Student Chapter - Amravati, India (Student)
  • Putrajaya ACM Chapter - Kajang, Malaysia (Professional)
  • Ramaiah Institute of Technology ACM Student Chapter - Bangalore, India (Student)
  • Regent University ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter - Virginia Beach, USA (Student)
  • Rollins College ACM Student Chapter - Winter Park, USA (Student)
  • Saint Peter's University ACM Student Chapter - Jersey City, USA (Student)
  • Salem State University ACM Student Chapter - Salem, USA (Student)
  • Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences Indore ACM Student Chapter - Indore, India (Student)
  • TIT Excellence ACM Student Chapter - Bhopal, India (Student)
  • Trident ACM Student Chapter - Bhubaneswar, India (Student)
  • UAGro ACM Student Chapter - CHILPANCINGO, Mexico (Student)
  • University of Alabama ACM-W Student Chapter - Tuscaloosa, USA (Student)
  • University of Bolton ACM Student Chapter - Bolton, United Kingdom (Student)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville ACM Student Chapter - Platteville, USA (Student)
  • Vellore Institute of Technology University, Chennai Campus ACM-W Student Chapter - Kancheepuram, India (Student)
  • Wentworth ACM-W Student Chapter - Boston, USA (Student)
  • WSCC ACM Student Chapter - Morristown, USA (Student)
  • XIM University ACM Student Chapter - Bhubaneswar, India (Student)
  • Zhuhai ACM Chapter - Zhuhai, China (Professional)

 


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