ACM in the News

"International Award for Strathclyde Computer Science Professor"
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, June 19, 2018
Andrew McGettrick, an emeritus professor of computer science at the University of Strathclyde, is one of three 2018 awardees of the ACM Presidential Award.

"Association for Computing Machinery elects Brazilian new board member"
Plantao News (Brazil), June 13, 2018
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros named an ACM board Member-at-Large.

"Deepfake Videos Are Getting Impossibly Good"
Gizmodo, June 12, 2018
Researchers will present an artificial intelligence-based system that uses input video to create photorealistic reanimations of portrait videos at SIGGRAPH 2018.

"A System Purely for Developing High-Performance, Big Data Codes"
Rice News, June 11, 2018
Rice University researchers will debut the PlinyCompute platform at SIGMOD 2018.

"RIT's Vicki Hanson Named CEO of World’s Largest Computing Association"
Stamford Advocate, June 8, 2018
Vicki Hanson is retiring from her position as Distinguished Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology to become ACM's Executive Director and CEO, effective July 1.

"Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World's Speediest Supercomputer"
The New York Times, June 8, 2018
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Summit system is expected to be named the world's fastest supercomputer in the Top500 rankings, effectively ending China's five-year reign at the top of the list, says University of Tennessee professor and ACM Fellow Jack Dongarra.

"Eggers Receives Eckert-Mauchly Award for Contributions to Computer Architecture"
University of Washington, June 5, 2018
Susan Eggers receives 2018 ACM – IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award at ISCA 2018.

"Your Reaction to Pics of Leonardo DiCaprio, Animals Could Unlock Your Next Smartphone"
University of Buffalo, June 5, 2018
Researchers at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are developing a new type of password that "measures your brainwaves" in response to a series of pictures. The study will be presented at MobiSys 2018.

"Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body"
MIT News, June 4, 2018
MIT researchers have developed a wireless method for powering and communicating with devices implanted within the human body. They will present their work at SIGCOMM 2018.

"Walk This Way: Novel Method Enables Infinite Walking in VR"
EurekAlert, May 29, 2018
Team of computer scientists from Stony Brook University, Nvidia, and Adobe will present their work at SIGGRAPH 2018.

"Global Summit Generates 35 Pioneering Proposals Using Power of AI for Good"
BW CIO World (India), May 29, 2018
Thirty-five innovative project proposals leveraging the power of artificial intelligence for good were presented at the AI for Good Global Summit.

"Tech experts develop AI mobile app to better diagnose malaria, other diseases"
Graphic Online (Ghana), May 23, 2018
AI-powered mobile application to help diagnose conditions such as malaria, tuberculosis, and diabetes developed by Ghanaian researcher was presented at AI for Good Global Summit.

"Autonomous Boats Could Service Some Cities, Reducing Road Traffic"
MIT News, May 23, 2018
"Imagine shifting some of infrastructure services that usually take place during the day on the road—deliveries, garbage management, waste management—to the middle of the night, on the water, using a fleet of autonomous boats," says MIT CSAIL's Daniela Rus, an ACM Fellow.

"Queen's University Student Has Key to Beating Insurance Fraud"
Belfast Telegraph (Ireland), May 15, 2018
Jiawen Sun placed second in an ACM Student Research Competition for developing software capable of rapidly sifting through large volumes of an organization's data and detecting insurance fraud.

"W&M Computing Mentorship for Girls Wins National Service Award"
William & Mary, May 10, 2018
The College of William & Mary ACM-W Student Chapter (also known as the Society of Women in Computing) has earned the ACM Student Chapter Excellence Community Service Award for its work engaging with middle school girls to encourage participation in computing.

"Navigation System Helps Autonomous Cars Tackle Country Roads"
R & D Magazine, May 7, 2018
"Our minimalist approach to mapping enables autonomous driving on country roads using local appearance and semantic features such as the presence of a parking spot or a side road," notes MIT professor and ACM Fellow Daniela Rus.

"Sensor Stickers Transform the Human Body Into a Multi-Touch Surface"
Saarland University, May 4, 2018
Researchers present new skin sensor allows interaction designers to produce skin-like, sensitive multi-touch sensors for any part of the body at CHI 2018.

"Pioneering Data Science tool—Jupyter—receives top software prize"
Berkeley News, May 2, 2018
ACM is recognizing an international team of researchers with the 2017 Software System Award for Project Jupyter, led by Fernando Perez at the University of California, Berkeley.

"Randles Wins 2017 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award"
Duke Pratt School of Engineering, May 2, 2018
Duke University professor Amanda Randles has been named the 2017 recipient of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award in recognition for her development of HARVEY, a massively parallel fluid dynamics simulation that can model the complete human arterial system at the subcellular level.

"Bento Browser Makes It Easier To Search On Mobile Devices"
Carnegie Mellon University, April 25, 2018
CMU researchers present new web browser that brings order to complex searches in a way not possible with conventional tabbed browsing at CHI 2018.

"Andrea Goldsmith receives ACM Athena Lecturer Award"
Stanford News, April 18, 2018
Stanford University's Stephen Harris Professor and professor of electrical engineering Andrea Goldsmith recently received the ACM Athena Lecturer Award.

"Making Computer Animation More Agile, Acrobatic--and Realistic"
Berkeley News, April 10, 2018
University of California, Berkeley researchers plan to present algorithm that can learn a variety of different skills, and produce motions that rival if not surpass the state-of-the-art in animation with handcrafted controllers, at SIGGRAPH 2018.

"Social Isolation Tackled by Fribo Robot Connecting Real-Life Friends"
Tech Xplore, April 8, 2018
Korean researchers used a robot called Fribo to encourage social connectedness among people who live alone. They presented their work at HRI 2018.

"Science Fiction Inspires Real Technology"
Technology Review, April 5, 2018
University of Hawaii researchers contend sci-fi movies, shows, or stories provide an inspiration for the important human-computer interaction challenges of our time; their work will be presented at CHI 2018.

"Using Friends to Fight Online Harassment"
MIT News, April 5, 2018
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory researchers have developed "Squadbox," a crowdsourcing tool that lets victims of online harassment coordinate "squads" of friends to filter messages and support them during attacks; their work will be presented at CHI 2018.

"What People See in 157 Robot Faces"
IEEE Spectrum, April 3, 2018
University of Washington researchers presented study of how humans perceive robot faces at HRI 2018.

"Software Automatically Generates Knitting Instructions for 3D Shapes"
Carnegie Mellon University, March 29, 2018
CMU researchers to present system that can produce toys and garments by translating 3D shapes into stitch-by-stitch instructions executed by a computer-controlled knitting machine, at SIGGRAPH 2018.

"UCR Researchers Take Up Fight Against Fake News"
UCR Today, March 26, 2018
University of California, Riverside researchers presented techniques that capture nuanced patterns that successfully identify different categories of fake news, without using any external knowledge about the validity of any particular article, at WSDM 2018.

"Robotic Tortoise Helps Kids to Learn That Robot Abuse Is a Bad Thing"
IEEE Spectrum, March 14, 2018
Researchers demonstrated how they used a tortoise-shaped robot to teach children not to abuse robots at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2018).

"Careers in Computing Celebration Hosted by the Women’s Association of Computing Machinery at LYIT"
Careers and Education News, March 2018
Letterkenny Institute of Technology, in conjunction with ACM-W, hosted a two-day Celebration of Careers in Computing February 8-10.

"Glimmers of Hope for Women in the Male-Dominated Tech Industry"
Bloomberg, March 8, 2018
"The only way to meet the growing demand for people with knowledge and skills is to attract people who are not well-represented now, e.g., women and people of color," says Harvey Mudd College president and former ACM President Maria Klawe. ACM Distinguished Service Award recipient Ed Lazowska also quoted.

"For Blind Gamers, Equal Access to Racing Video Games"
Columbia Engineering, March 6, 2018
Student at Columbia University to present new system to help visually impaired play racing video games, at CHI 2018.

"Hacker Expo Offers Computer Science Students Chance to Present Projects"
Daily Bruin, March 2, 2018
Hacker Expo 2018, hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ACM chapter and the UCLA Tech + Innovation initiative at Carnesale Commons, showcased 25 programming projects completed by UCLA students.

"Well-Trained Cybersecurity Pros Needed to Fill 1.8 Million Open Jobs"
IT Security Guru, March 2, 2018
ACM and IEEE Computer Society release CSEC 2017, first set of global curricular recommendations in cybersecurity education.

"Submissions Open for ACM–IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship"
HPC Wire, February 28, 2018
Fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis. Nominations are due May 1.

"Star Wars Robots Like R2-D2, C3PO Could Help You in Real Life"
CNet, February 21, 2018
Texas A&M University professor and 2014 ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award recipient Robin Murphy thinks robots such those featured in the "Star Wars" movies could have practical communicative applications.

"ISTE and Code.org Partner to Advance Computer Science Education"
EdScoop, February 14, 2018
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE, formerly the International Council for Computers in Education) and Code.org have formed a partnership to offer more opportunities for educators interested in teaching computer science. ACM is a partner in Code.org.

"Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It"
New York Times, February 12, 2018
“It’s about finding or identifying issues that we know...the students who graduate from here are going to have to grapple with,” said ACM Presidential Award recipient Mehran Sahami, who is helping to develop a computer science ethics course at Stanford University.

"Browser extension helps the visually impaired interpret online images"
TechXplore, February 12, 2018
ATLAS and Microsoft researchers’ system, which merges benefits of a fully automated system with the quality of human-authored content, to be presented at CHI 2018.

"This age-detecting algorithm can make your smartphone child-proof"
Zoom4India, February 12, 2018
Algorithm that can figure out if a child is swiping the screen and block apps that parents want to keep off-limits was presented at HotMobile 2018.

"Crowd Workers, AI Make Conversational Agents Smarter"
Carnegie Mellon News, February 7, 2018
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will present Evorus, a chatbot system that recruits crowd workers on demand from Amazon Mechanical Turk to answer questions from users, at CHI 2018.

"IIT-P team makes it to computer Olympics"
Times of India, February 3, 2018
Three students from IIT-Patna to compete in the ICPC World Finals.

"The 14 Biggest DC Tech Hires to Know about from January"
DCInno, January 31, 2018
Adam Eisgrau named as ACM’s global policy director.

"Nagpur to host the prestigious ACM India Annual Event 2018"
NewsDog, January 30, 2018
Flagship ACM India event February 15 to 17 will include ACM Turing Award winners and office bearers, researchers, and IT professionals from all over the world.

"This cool 3D-printing technology could change the colour of your phone case and jewellery"
International Business Times, January 29, 2018
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to present new technology at CHI 2018.

"Deep Learning Pioneered for Real-Time Gravitational Wave Discovery"
Space Daily, January 29, 2018
Work by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's National Center for Supercomputing Applications takes first place in ACM Student Research Competition at SC17.

"Researchers Propose Novel Solution to Better Secure Voice Over Internet Communication"
UAB News, January 26, 2018
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers presented a closed-captioning crypto phone to better protect from eavesdropping and other man-in-the-middle attacks, at CCS 2017.

"Tulane University presents panel discussion on artificial intelligence"
Tulane University, January 26, 2018
Discussion will be the opening program of AIES 2018, the inaugural conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society sponsored by ACM and AAAI.

"Dealing With HPC Correctness: Challenges and Opportunities"
HPCwire, January 25, 2018
Addressing these challenges was the focus of the US Department of Energy-funded HPC Correctness Summit and a workshop at SC17.

"Artificial Intelligence needs to be ever-changing"
Telengana Today, January 24, 2018
ACM and IIT Hyderabad Host AI Conference.

"U of I Researcher Recognized with ACM Fellowship for Contributions to Parallel Programming"
HPC Wire, January 23, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Laxmikant “Sanjay” Kale named a 2017 ACM Fellow.

"Connecting Computing Research with National Priorities"
CCC Blog, January 23, 2018
The US National Science Foundation's Jim Kurose (an ACM Fellow) talked about smart and connected communities and their benefits to their constituents, while citing the value of interdisciplinary research.

"ACM Recognizes Thomas Reps with Programming Languages Achievement Award"
Kasa.com, January 16, 2018
Thomas Reps receives ACM SIGPLAN award at POPL conference.

"Newly named leader of Computer Science Teachers Association says it's a crucial community"
Edscoop, January 11, 2018
Jake Baskin has devoted his entire adult life to computer science education.

"Ethics and Computing. Living Responsibly in a Computerized World. 2nd Edition"
Military Technologies, January 11, 2018
Book review mentions ACM/IEEE Software Engineering Code of Ethics.

"Two EA patents paint a worrying future for online matchmaking"
Kit Guru, January 9, 2018
ACM Digital Library mentioned in discussion of gaming patents.

"Calling Outstanding Young Researchers!"
AlphaGalileo, January 8, 2018
The application period for the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum will be coming to a close on February 9.

"Cybersecurity: Photos can be traced to individual smartphones"
Innovation Toronto, January 2018
“I think most people assumed you would need 50 images to identify a smartphone camera. But our research shows that’s not the case,” says ACM Distinguished Scientist Kui Ren.

"With the Summit Supercomputer, U.S. Could Retake Computing's Top Spot"
IEEE Spectrum, January 6, 2018
Sunway TaihuLight has a peak performance of 125 petaflops and helped Chinese researchers capture the 2016 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their work modeling atmospheric dynamics.

"It's Time to Weave Computational Thinking into K-12"
THE Journal, January 2, 2018
A new study from the nonprofit Digital Promise stresses the need for computational thinking to be integrated across K-12 school curriculums, citing an ACM description of computational thinking as "the thought process behind programming."