Empowering the Next Generation of Computing

The ACM Future of Computing Academy (ACM FCA) was instituted in 2017 to engage and empower the next generation of computing professionals. This Academy is a platform that enables young researchers, practitioners, educators, and entrepreneurs of computing to develop a strong and influential voice towards addressing challenging issues facing ACM, the discipline, and the world at large. The ACM FCA aspires to harness collective action to define and launch new ACM initiatives that will carry the world of computing into the future.

The ACM FCA presents its members with a unique opportunity to expand their networks beyond their immediate professional environments and work alongside other incredibly accomplished individuals from diverse domains of computing towards the shared goal of shaping the future. Membership also enables individuals to draw on the ACM for support and mentorship to shape and advance their goals.

Learn more about the ACM FCA and their activities.

ACM FCA Membership

Chair: Neha Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology

Vice-Chair: Luigi De Russis, Politecnico di Torino

Bushra Anjum, Doximity
Leila Bahri, Scania CV AB & Royal Institute of Technology
Yonatan Bisk, University of Washington
Sofia Bourhim, ENSIAS - Mohammed V University
Emily Elizabeth Brown, Disney
Bharathi Raja Asoka Chakravarthi, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland
Sarah Clinch, The University of Manchester
Danish Contractor, IBM Research
Juan Miguel de Joya, International Telecommunication Union
Luigi De Russis, Politecnico di Torino
Juliana Baptista dos Santos França, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ)
Pamela Gonzales, Bolivia Tech Hub
Noopur Gupta, IBM Software Labs
Julia Haines, Google
Jessica Hair, SmartFile
M. Ehsan Hoque, University of Rochester
Tempestt Ja'Nice Neal, University of South Florida
Adri Jovin John Joseph, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology
Salomon Kabongo Kabenamualu, KEINO ET FILS
Felix Kerger, King
Harsh Ajit Khajgiwale, Druva Data Solutions
Neha Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cheng Li, University of Science and Technology of China
Joseph Galen Lindley, Lancaster University
Ridhi Lnu, Expedia
Akhil Mathur, Nokia Bell Labs and University College London
Claudia Ximena Mazo, University College Dublin
Andrew Miller, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Naja Holten Møller, University of Copenhagen
Yusuf Umaru Mshelia, Data Colab Ltd
Abiodun Muyideen Mustapha, LEAD Resources
Marianna Obrist, University of Sussex
Darshit Patel, LogiNext Solutions
Ella Peltonen, University of Oulu
Linh Thi Xuan Phan, University of Pennsylvania
Kester Quist-Aphetsi, CRITAC, Ghana technology University College
Indrajit Roy, Google Inc
Daniel Russo, Lero, University College Cork
Dilini Samarasinghe, University of New South Wales
Jaelle Scheuerman, Tulane University
Johannes Schoening, University of Bremen
Catherine Schuman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Xiaokui Shu, IBM Research
Gürkan Solmaz, NEC Laboratories Europe
Jesmin Jahan Tithi, Intel
Aishwarya Tripathi, Dell Technologies
Kashyap Ravi Tumkur, Verily Life Sciences
Grace Ibukunoluwa Ufeoshi, Viisaus Technology Ltd
Harshil Ketan Vora, Dell Technologies
William Wang, University of California, Santa Barbara
Julie Williamson, University of Glasgow
Pamela Wisniewski, University of Central Florida
Lana Yarosh, University of Minnesota
Amy Xian Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ACM FCA Podcast Series: Computing Across Disciplines

Hosted by FCA's Andrew Miller, Computing Across Disciplines is a series of interviews with researchers and thinkers who are pushing the boundaries of what it means to do computing research, in which they share their experiences, the lessons they’ve learned, and their own vision for the future of computing.

ACM FCA Crash Course on AI Series

Several ACM FCA members, including Lana Yarosh, Tim Weninger, and Yonatan Bisk, are the writers of a Crash Course on artificial intelligence. The 15-episode, 5-lab series will explore AI's history and its wide applications today, and intends to distill this complex subject for a broad audience. Watch a preview video above.

ACM FCA Issues Manifesto on Future of Computing & Food

ACM FCA gathered a group of academics, practitioners, a chef and local food producers to discuss ways technology can alleviate global issues such as food abundance/waste, inequality of food access, and individuals' needs to make healthy choices. The Manifesto lists five principals technologists and innovators should adhere to when designing the food systems of the future.