ACM in the News

"Australian Media Law Raises Questions About 'Pay for Clicks'"
AP News, February 18, 2021
At a recent Australian Senate committee hearing, ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Tim Berners-Lee said, "Specifically, I am concerned that that code risks breaching a fundamental principle of the Web by requiring payment for linking between certain content online."

"Experts Discuss Challenges of Voting in An Electronic Age"
Government Technology, February 17, 2021
ACM USTPC convened panel, “Technology & Trust: Voting in the Electronic Age," which included voting experts from government, research and academia. Watch video here.

"Sensor Takes Guesswork Out of N95 Decontamination"
University of Michigan, February 16, 2021
Researchers created a wireless sensor platform that monitors temperature, humidity, and time to ensure ideal conditions for sanitizing N95 facemasks using moist-heat decontamination. The research received an award in a special session on COVID-19 Response Research at ACM's Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems.

"Shafi Goldwasser Wins L'Oréal-UNESCO Award"
MIT News, February 12, 2021
Shafi Goldwasser, the RSA Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and winner of the 2012 ACM A.M. Turing Award, has been named the laureate for North America in the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Awards.

"Edmund Melson Clarke, Creator of Model Checking, Dies at 75"
IEEE Spectrum, January 11, 2021
Clarke, E. Allen Emerson, and computer scientist Joseph Sifakis were named recipients of the 2007 ACM A.M. Turing Award for their role in developing model checking into a highly effective verification technology that has been widely adopted in the hardware and software industries.

"He Created the Web. Now He's Out to Remake the Digital World"
The New York Times, January 10, 2021
World Wide Web creator and 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Tim Berners-Lee hopes to bring the Web back to his original vision of a decentralized marketplace through personal online data stores (pods), with users controlling their data in individual vaults.

"Leading Computer Scientists Debate the Next Steps for AI in 2021"
VentureBeat, January 2, 2021
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Judea Pearl said AI systems require world knowledge and common sense to use the data they receive most efficiently.