2015 ACM Europe Council Election Slate - Biographies & Statements

Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Hervé Bourlard
Idiap Research Institute, Martigny
Switzerland
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Polytechnic University of Mons, Belgium, 1992, Automatic speech recognition using artificial neural networks.

Professional Experience:
Director, Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland, 1996 – Present;
Full Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, 1997 – Present;
R&D Manager, L&H SpeechProducts, Brussels, Belgium, 1989 – 1996.

Professional Interest:

Automatic speech recognition; Speech signal processing; Artificial neural networks; Multimodal interactions; Multimedia indexing.

ACM Activities:

Senior member, ACM, 2009 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:

Information Society Technology Advisory Group, EC, 2003 – 2007;
Fellow of the ESPRC College, ESPRC, UK, 2003 – Present;
IEEE Technical Committee on Neural Network Signal Processing, IEEE, 1998 – 2002.

Awards Received:
IEEE Fellow, 2000;
ISCA Fellow, 2013;
IEEE Best Paper Award (Signal Processing Magazine), 1997;
Nominee of the Ernst and Young entrepreneurship award, 2002.

 

STATEMENT

I am Director of the Idiap Research Institute, full professor at EPFL, founding director of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research on Interactive Multimodal Information Management (2001-2013), and External Fellow and member of the Board of Trustees of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley, CA. My main research interests mainly include statistical pattern classification, signal processing, multi-channel processing, artificial neural networks, and applied mathematics, with applications to a wide range of Information and Communication Technologies, including spoken language processing, multimodal interaction, and multimedia data mining. I am a Fellow of IEEE and ISCA (International Speech Communication Association), and author/coauthor/editor of 8 books and over 330 reviewed papers (including one IEEE paper award).

As part of the ACM Europe Council, I will aim at further stimulating scientific research and education in my areas of expertise, promoting the exchange of scientific views across multidisciplinary areas of computer sciences (including linear algebra, statistics, artificial neural networks), and the collaboration with related associations. Being also very active in technology transfer, I like to encourage industrial applications of research results and, more generally, to promote relations between Public and Private, and between Science and Technology.

 

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Michel Yves Cosnard
INRIA
France

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Thèse d''Etat, Université de Grenoble, 1983, Mathematical Sciences.

Professional Experience:
Chairman and CEO, INRIA, France, 2006 – 2014;
Professor, Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, 2002 – 2015;
Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France, 1987 – 2002.

Professional Interest:
Parallel Algorithms; Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques; Neural Networks and Machine Learning.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Chaiman, ERCIM, 2011 – 2014;
Member of the Board, ERCIM, 2006 – 2014;
Chairman IFIP WG 10.3, IFIP, 1989 – 1995.

Awards Received:
Euro-Par Outstanding Award, 2010;
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, 2007;
IPDPS Babbage Award, 2003;
IFIP Silver Core, 1995.

 

STATEMENT
My goals are to add my experience and my competences to those of the Board members’ in order to: expand the presence of Europe within ACM, to increase the quality of research publications and conferences through a support of high quality committees, and to strengthen partnerships between European members and US and Asian members. I shall also develop partnerships with other European scientific organizations and with the European Commission of the European Union.

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Panagiota Fatourou
University of Crete & ICS FORTH
Greece
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of Patras, 1999, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor, University of Crete & ICS FORTH, Greece, 2009;
Ecocloud Visiting Professor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014;
Lecturer & Assistant Professor, University of Ioannina, Greece, 2002 – 2009.

Professional Interest:
Distributed Computing; Parallel Computing; Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science;
Experimental Algorithmics; Mathematics for Computer Science.

ACM Activities:
General Chair of ACM PODC, 2013;
Treasurer of ACM PODC, 2012;
Publicity chair of ACM PODC, 2004 – 2005;
Awards Chair of ACM PODC, 2009.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Editor of Distributed Computing Column of the Bulletin of EATCS, European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), 2009.

 

STATEMENT

I am delighted to be nominated as a candidate for the ACM Europe Council. If I am elected, I would like to contribute in the following directions:

  • Organize more ACM conferences on Distributed and Parallel Computing, and, more generally, on the Theory of Computing, in Europe. Given my long experience in organizing ACM PODC (General Chair in 2013, Treasurer in 2012, Publicity Chair in 2004 and 2005, Awards Chair in 2009) and my constant participation in it these last 15 years, as an author and as a PC member, I would be interested to work with the SIGs to organize ACM conferences, like PODC, in Greece, in the future.
  • Encourage larger participation of European (and Greek) young scientists in several ACM activities and strongly encourage participation of women in CS.
  • Promoting the local chapters by organizing seminars and/or lectures to make them more active.
  • Foster education in CS by identifying actions to address the changing needs of students in the field, connecting students to the ACM people, facilities, and resources (e.g. by increasing awareness of ACM online courses, articles and other electronic material, promoting the travel grants and awards programmes, as well as other relevant ACM activities).
 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 


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Judith Gal-Ezer
The Open University of Israel
Israel

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University, 1978, Wave Propagation.

Professional Experience:
Advisor to the President on Women’s and Gender Issues, The Open University of Israel, Israel, 2012 – 2015;
Chair, Professional Committee for Computer Studies in High School, The Ministry of Education, Israel, 2012 – 2015;
Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Open University of Israel, Israel, 2009 – 2012.

Professional Interest:
Computer Science; Computer Science Education Research; Curricula Design; Computer Science Teachers' Training; Higher Education - Distance Education.

ACM Activities:
Chair, ACM's ISEF Award Committee, 2015;
Member, ACM's ISEF Award Committee, 2013 – 2015;
Advisory Council, CSTA, 2008 – 2015;
International Director, Board of Directors, Computer Science Tea, CSTA, 2005 – 2008.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member, IEEE.

Awards Received:
ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science, 2007;
IEEE CS 2015 Taylor L. Booth Education Award, 2015.

 

STATEMENT

Computer Science (CS) Education. I would like to devote efforts to place CS on the same par as the other sciences like: physics, chemistry, biology. In countries where the sciences are mandatory so should CS be, if the sciences are electives CS should be included as one of the electives. The CS curriculum should include abstraction, stating problems unambiguously, writing a robust algorithmic solution, establish the correctness of their solution, and consider its efficiency. It should also expose students to other, meta-algorithmic and more theoretical facets of the discipline.

Teachers qualified to teach CS should have the adequate formal education, at least a bachelor degree in CS and a teacher's certification. That means that teachers’ training is needed where CS is integrated in the school system. I hope to convince that this is necessary and will be delighted to assist in designing teachers' training study programs, as well as the basic CS curriculum. Computer Science Education Research Tools and methodologies should be developed for a well-established research, which should include advanced topics in CS that are applicable to schools and at the university level (abstraction, non determinism, complexity and more). I hope to assist in developing such tools and methodologies.

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Oliver Grau
Intel, Saarbruecken

Germany

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Dr, University of Hanover, 2000, Communications.

Professional Experience:
Associated Director, Intel, Saarbruecken, Germany, 2012 – present;
Lead Technologist, BBC R&D, London, 2000 – 2012.

Professional Interest:
Visual Computing; Immersive media; Computer Vision; Computer Graphics; Media Production.

 

 

STATEMENT
Throughout most of my career, I was working on the boundary between academic and industrial research in Europe in multiple disciplines. Europe is one of the highly developed areas of our world, and its economy is in permanent need for innovations. Research stands on top of this innovation pyramid and is an important engine to evolve our societies and keep Europe economically competitive.

As a member of the ACM Europe Council, I would like to support research communities that include academia, industrial research and more importantly connect them effectively to the European society as a whole. In particular, I would like to build on my previous experience in forming research communities across disciplines. On the one hand, by fostering conferences, workshops and other related activities, but also by raising awareness of funding opportunities for research in the scope of ACM. I think this makes best use of Europe’s many talents and cultural diversity.

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Chris Hankin
Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus
UK
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of London, 1979, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Director, Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK, 2010 – Present;
Deputy Dean of Engineering, Imperial College London, London, UK, 2006 – 2008;
Pro Rector for Research, Imperial College London, London, UK, 2004 – 2006.

Professional Interest:
Cyber Physical Systems; Cyber Security; Program Analysis and Verification; Theoretical Computer Science; Data Analytics.

ACM Activities:
Editor-in-Chief, ACM Computing Surveys, 2007 – 2013;
Member Assessment and Search Committee (Pubs Board), 2013 – Present;
Editorial Board Member of Computing Surveys, 1995 – 2007;
Co-General Chair of ACM POPL, 2000 – 2001.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Chair, UK Computing Research Committee, 2010 – 2012;
Chair, UK Council of Professors and Heads of Computing, 1997 – 1999.

 

STATEMENT

I am currently Vice-Chair of the Connect Advisory Forum that advises the European Commission's DG-CONNECT on matters relating to the H2020 work programmes; I also served on ISTAG (the predecessor of the Forum) from 2008-2012. ISTAG helped formulate the FET Flagships concept and I co-edited the ISTAG report on Software Technologies. I am a member of the Executive Steering Board of ICT Labs which is the ICT Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology.

I am a committed European and would welcome the opportunity to help strengthen the ACM's activities and voice in Europe.

 

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Joaquim Jorge
Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon
Portugal
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1995, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2006 – Present;
Professor of Computer Science, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 1997 – Present;
Editor-in-Chief, Computers and Graphics Journal , Elsevier, The Netherlands, 2007 – Present.

Professional Interest:
Computer Graphics; Human-Computer Interaction; Pattern Recognition and Visual Languages; Technology Enhanced Learning.

ACM Activities:
Small Conferences Committee Chair, SIGGRAPH, 2014 – Present;
Public Policies Committee, SIGCHI, 2011 – Present;
Education Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH, 2003 – 2011;
Conference Papers Chair, ACM IUI, 2012.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
National Representative, IFIP TC13, 2001 – 2013;
Editorial Board, ERCIM, 2012 – Present;
Workshops / Working Groups Board, Eurographics, 2001 – Present.

Awards Received:
ACM Senior Member, 2007;
IEEE Senior Member, 2001;
Fellow (Eurographics Association), 2010;
IFIP Silver Core Award for service to TC13, 2014.

 

STATEMENT

ACM is the premier educational and scientific computing society. Europe is experiencing turbulent flow concerning ICT research policies and ICT-related public affairs issues. To this I bring to bear my experience of, and extensive collaboration with researchers in America, Asia and Europe. These will prove effective in steering innovation and fostering a shared transatlantic strategic vision on these matters, while increasing the value added by ACM to researchers, professionals and scholars.

My professional track record includes service to: ACM SIGGRAPH, as Small Conferences Committee Chair and SIGCHI, organizing many ACM conferences and continued professional service to Eurographics, the European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), IFIP and IEEE. These proven synergistic skills will help me to increase both transatlantic and world-wide scientific and professional cooperation.

I have been instrumental in promoting both the visibility and relevance of ACM in Europe through my activities in Eurographics, ERCIM and other European organizations. Indeed, my role as Small Conferences Chair at ACM stems from many years developing transatlantic networking and organizing 35+ scientific venues. Furthermore, as a Computer Science Educator, longtime member of both the Eurographics Education Board and ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee, I will contribute to improving CS education in Europe.

 

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Andrew David McGettrick
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
UK
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Cambridge University, March 1970, Pure Mathematics.

Professional Experience:
Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, 2010 – present;
Head of Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, 2001 – 2004;
Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, 1996 – 2001.

Professional Interest:
Computing education; Software engineering; Safety critical systems; Mathematics of computing; Computing engineering.

ACM Activities:
Chair, Education Board and Education Council, 2007 – 2014;
Member, ACM Europe Council, 2009 – 2015;
Chair, Karlstrom Distinguish Educator Award Committee, 2014 – 2015;
Member, ACM Nominations Committee, 2004 – 2006.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Vice-President, BCS, 2004 – 2011;
UK Representative to General Assembly, IFIP, 2011 – present;
Member, UK Engineering Council, 2009 – 2015.

Awards Received:
Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1996;
SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service, 2005;
Honorary degree of D Univ from UK Open University, 2005;
John Ivinson Award from BCS, 2012.

 

STATEMENT

During my current period on the ACM Europe Council, most of my efforts have involved initiatives in computing education in Europe. Recently I became a representative of ACM Europe on CECE, the Committee on European Computing Education; this is a joint committee between ACM Europe and Informatics Europe. The main tasks of this committee are to provide a report on the state of informatics education at high school level throughout Europe, and also to establish a high quality European computing education conference to be held annually. In pursuit of these goals, I have benefitted considerably from being acquainted with the duties and responsibilities associated with being Chair of ACM’s Education Board and Education Council. I would welcome the chance to advance the CECE work and see these tasks through to completion.

I also have had some limited involvement in facilitating links between ACM Europe and the EU, and again would welcome the chance to contribute further here.

I believe these various activities address the mission of the ACM Europe Council in important ways and would help to further strengthen the visibility and relevance of ACM in Europe.

 

 

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Natasa Milic-Frayling
Microsoft Research Ltd., Cambridge
UK
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1989, Mathematics.

Professional Experience:
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Ltd., Cambridge UK, 1998 – present;
Director of Research, Partnership Programme, Microsoft Research Ltd., Cambridge UK, 2005 – 2010;
Director of Research, Claritech Corporation, Pittsburgh, USA, 1993 – 1998.

Professional Interest:
Transparency of computing design and online privacy; Digital obsolescence and preservation of legacy software; End user programming through natural interaction; Social networks analysis; Structured queries in information retrieval.

ACM Activities:
Member of the ACM Europe Council, 2014 – present.

 

STATEMENT

Throughout my 25-year professional career I have been part of the digital revolution and its transformational effects on our lives, including education, arts, sciences, and engineering. I am both enthralled and beleaguered by the power of computing, its profound impact on the socio-economic ecosystem and the societal and ethical issues it raises. ACM can ensure these issues are not ignored. I am happy to contribute to two specific aspects:

  • End-user empowerment. Lack of transparency and control over computing systems causes issues with privacy intrusion by companies that trade individuals’ data. That, in turn, causes distrust among citizens in contexts that would benefit from data contribution for the sake of societal benefits. Policies are often shaped without participation of independent CS experts. ACM can make a concerted effort to ensure that policy debates are informed by CS experts.
  • Safeguarding digital future. The flexibility, agility and rapid innovation of digital technologies causes serious risks to valuable digital assets. Hardware and software obsolescence prevents access and reuse of digital information. In collaboration with UNESCO, we have taken steps towards an international bank of all legacy software. ACM is uniquely positioned to mobilize experts towards long-term preservation of digital technologies.

 

 

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Enrico Nardelli
Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Roma
Italia
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
5-yr Degree, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", 1983, Electronic Engineering.

Professional Experience:
Full Professor, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Roma, Italia, 2002 – present;
Full Professor, Università di L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italia, 1999 – 2002;
Associate Professor, Università di L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italia, 1992 – 1999.

Professional Interest:
Informatics Education; BioInformatics.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Vice President, Informatics Europe, 2014 – Present;
Treasurer, Informatics Europe, 2012 – 2013.

 

STATEMENT

My goals are:

  • to increase interdisciplinary research involving computer science
  • to increase dissemination and outreach activities

The motivation is that CS suffers from an increasing divergence between its pervasiveness in our society and the recognition of its importance by the society.

Synthesizing (and simplifying):

  • currently many non-computer scientists are doing CS and the general public uses products made possible by CS without understanding this relation.
  • in the long run this situation will bring CS to be seen just as an ancillary technical tool serving the higher scientific needs of the application areas, that will be receiving and governing R&D funds.
  • and the substantial unity of CS as a discipline will be lost and the need for an education focusing specifically on CS will vanish. It is therefore our strategic duty, while continuing to be excellent in our academic research, to regain control of the situation.

Consequently, our mission can be expressed in terms of the following goals:

  • to establish that CS is the center of gravity of all scientific disciplines where an efficient and effective representation and processing of information is required.
  • to educate the general public on the beauty and excitement of CS.

 

 

 

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Ngoc Thanh Nguyen
Wroclaw University of Technology
Poland
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Habilitation, Wroclaw University of Technology, 2002, Computer Science.

Professional Experience:
Head of Information Systems Department, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, 2014 – Present;
Full Professor, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, 2009 – Present;
Editor-in-Chief of Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence, Springer, Germany, 2010 – Present.

Professional Interest:
Knowledge engineering; Collective intelligence; Knowledge management; Multiagent systems; Information systems.

ACM Activities:
Distinguished speaker, ACM Europe, 2009 – 2013.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Chair of TC on Computational Collective Intelligence, IEEE SMC, 2010 – Present;
Member of Publications Ethics Committee, IEEE SMC, 2012 – Present;
Distinguished Visitor, IEEE, 2009 – 2011.

Awards Received:
Distinguished Scientist, 2009.

 

STATEMENT

I would like to contribute to increasing the scientific activities of ACM in Europe and in Poland. To my best knowledge, Poland has not had a representative on the ACM Europe Council, thus far. I would like to help in organizing scientific events of ACM in Europe as well as in increasing the number of ACM members.

 

 

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Ron Perrott
Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford
UK
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Queen's University, 1968, Mathematics.

Professional Experience:
Visiting Professor, Oxford University, UK, 2010 – present;
Professor of Software Engineering, Queen's University, UK, 1995 – 2010;
Visiting Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 1994 – 1995.

Professional Interest:
Parallel and Distributed Computing; Cloud and grid computing; Software Engineering; Technology Transfer.

ACM Activities:
Editor, International Conference Proceedings Series, 2012 – present;
Member and Chair, ACM Fellows Committee, 2004 – 2009;
Member, ACM Heidelberg Committee, 2011 – present;
Advisory Board, ACM SIGHPC, 2012 – 2015.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Chair, UK’s HPC Strategy Committee, UK Research Councils, 1999 – 2005;
Founding member, chair, honorary member, Euro-Par., European conference of parallel computing, 1991 – present;
Member, UK Computing Research Committee, UK Research, 2013 – present.

Awards Received:
ACM Fellow, 1997;
IEEE Fellow, 1998;
BCS Fellow, 1990;
Euro-Par Special Achievement Award, 2008.

 

STATEMENT

Ron Perrott’s goals for ACM Europe are to enhance services, enlarge membership, and promote high quality publications and conferences. For over 25 years he has been active in European research and policy, as well as holding many grants; he Chaired EU Strategy Groups on Grid Computing and Software Services. He was a founding member of Euro-Par, the European conference of parallel computing. He has been engaged in IT professional societies for more than 30 years. He is therefore well acquainted with the challenges involved in providing first rate quality services to existing ACM Europe members. He has a keen awareness of the importance of sustaining and developing a society which is appealing to prospective members and which encourages existing members’ participation since membership involvement is a key feature of the success of the ACM Europe. He has held career positions in both Europe and the USA, giving him a unique insight into and understanding of international requirements in the ACM's areas of interest and of working effectively within large organisations. He will use this accumulated knowledge and experience to expand and promote ACM Europe activities.

 

 

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Harald Störrle
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby
Denmark

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2000, Software Engineering.

Professional Experience:
Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, 2009 – Present;
Professor, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 2006 – 2008;
Senior Consultant, mgm technology partners GmbH, Munich, Germany, 2004 – 2006.

Professional Interest:
Software Engineering; Requirements; Software Processes; Models & Modeling; Empirical Research Methods.

ACM Activities:
Vice Chairperson, German Chapter, 2006 – 2014;
Selection committee member (Best DE/AT/CH-Dissertation in CS), German Chapter, 2009 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member, GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik), 1993 – Present.

 

STATEMENT

I am an enthusiastic scientist as well as a seasoned practitioner. I have lived and worked in four European countries, and have seen a fair deal of the world--–though there’s always more to discover!

I consider myself a socially functioning nerd, and enjoy interacting with people as well as with machines. I am curious and emphatic, pragmatic and profound. I refuse to choose between scientific rigor and industrial pragmatism but insist on having both (although I don't always get them simultaneously☺).

My objective in running for the ACM Europe Council is to help raise the public awareness of the challenges and opportunities offered by today’s information technology, and do so in an informed, professional, and balanced way. I want to represent Central and Northern Europe in the ACM Europe Council, and put greater attention to the practitioner’s perspective in the ACM, in order to motivate more of them to join us. Using my prior experience as a chapter officer, I am dedicated to contribute to the development of European ACM chapters. In particular, I want to attract more students to ACM to ensure ACM stays the place to be.

 

 

 

 

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Candidate for Councilor

(1 July 2015 - 30 June 2019)

 

 

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Mateo Valero
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Spain
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Technical University of Barcelona, Spain, 1980, Telecommunications.

Professional Experience:
Director, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain, 2004 – Present;
Director, CIRI (CEPBA-IBM Research Institute), Barcelona, Spain, 2000 – 2004;
Director, CEPBA, the European Center for Parallel Computing, Barcelona, Spain, 1991 – 2000.

Professional Interest:
Computer Architecture; Supercomputing; Programming Models.

ACM Activities:
Distinguished Lecturer for DSP (Distinguished Speakers Program of ACM), 2007 – present;
Chair, Eckert-Mauchly Award Committee, 1998 – 2000;
Chair, PACT 2001 Conference, ACM, 2001;
Chair ISCA 25, ACM, 1998.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member, ACM Europe Council, 2009 – 2012;
Member at Large for the Steering Committee of PACT Conference, ACM-IEEE, 2014 – present;
Member of Committee selecting best paper "Test of Time", ACM-IEEE, 2013 – present.

Awards Received:
Eckert-Mauchly Award, 2007;
Harry Goode, 2009;
Distinguished Service Award, 2012;
Fellow of ACM, 2002.

 

STATEMENT

Dear ACM European members, I am standing as a candidate for election in the ACM Europe Council since I believe that ACM has been playing a fundamental role for the last many years in promoting our profession and supporting the activity of all computer scientists worldwide. Since 2009, I encouraged and contributed to the establishment of the ACM Europe Council to improve the presence of Europeans in ACM and to increase the active role of ACM in Europe. I was very happy to serve for a first term at that time and to contribute in the council activity especially in the promotion of more European candidates to ACM distinguished awards and senior positions. I am also particularly interested in the current activity of ACM Europe in engaging with major funding agencies and promoting CS education. Encouraging more ACM conferences to be held in Europe is another of my priorities, should I be elected. Last but not least, I am a great supporter of the role of women in Science and happy to see ACM-W increasing its footprint in Europe with events such as WomENcourage, following the establishment of ACM-W Europe.

 

 

 


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