ACM in the News 2018
"Spotting Faces in the Crowd "
University of Delaware, December 18, 2018
Research team scored first place in Group-level Emotion Recognition sub-challenge of the 6th Emotion Recognition in the Wild Challenge at ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2018) with algorithm that accurately classified people in a set of images as happy, neutral, or negative.
"Google to Open Artificial Intelligence Lab in Princeton"
Princeton University, December 18, 2018
Princeton CS Department Chair and ACM Athena Lecturer and Grace Murray Hopper Award recipient Jennifer Rexford says new venture comes at a time of significant growth in computer science and related areas of data science at Princeton.
"Report: Women and Minorities Continue to be Underrepresented in Computer Science"
Diverse Education, December 17, 2018
New report from ACM Education Board’s Retention Committee outlines successful interventions to encourage more women and minority students to pursue the computer sciences major and continue in the field post-graduation.
"Gnat-Sized Systems Turn Swarms of Bugs into Sensor Networks"
GeekWire, December 11, 2018
University of Washington researchers pack environmental sensors into a backpack small enough for a bumblebee to carry; they laid out their findings online, in advance of MobiCom 2019.
"Report: Data Challenges and Retention Offer Barriers to Equity in CS Education"
Campus Technology, December 10, 2018
ACM report, "Retention in Computer Science Undergraduate Programs in the U.S.: Data Challenges and Promising Interventions,” addresses lack of diversity in tech fields.
"Accenture Brings Hour of Code Tutorial Into 15 Languages"
CNet , December 3, 2018
As part of Computer Science Education Week, Accenture is translating its Hour of Code coding tutorial into 15 different languages. ACM is a partner in Code.org.
"Microsoft Pledges $10M to Code.org to Expand Computer Education"
CNet, December 3, 2018
Microsoft has committed to providing $10 million to Code.org by 2020. ACM is a partner in Code.org.
"ACM Report Outlines Challenges, Promising Interventions to Improve Engagement, Retention of Students "
HPCwire, December 3, 2018
Said ACM Education Board Retention Committee's Chris Stephenson, "Retention in college computing programs is foundational because if we are not attracting and retaining a diverse population of students in computer science programs during the students' academic careers, we will not see a diverse workforce in computing emerge." Read the report.
"Automated Technique for Anime Colorization Using Deep Learning"
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, November 28, 2018
Researchers at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, IMAGICA GROUP, and OLM Digital in Japan present technique for automatic colorization in anime production at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018. https://sa2018.siggraph.org/en
"Reproducing Paintings that Make an Impression"
MIT News, November 29, 2018
RePaint, system that combines deep learning and three-dimensional (3D) printing into a system that reproduces paintings, to be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018.
"Study: Smart Speakers Make Passive Listeners"
Cornell Chronicle, November 27, 2018
Study presented at RecSys 2018 finds people who read choices online digested information nine times faster and explored at least three times as much as those who heard them listed by “smart” assistants such as Siri and Alexa.
"Research Teams Use Summit Supercomputer to Win Gordon Bell Prize"
Computer Business Review, November 20, 2018
Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory joint recipients of ACM's Gordon Bell Prize for outstanding work in computer science.
"They Email Ballots, Don’t They?"
The Security Ledger, November 16, 2018
ACM US Tech Policy Committee Vice Chair Jeremy Epstein discusses e-voting.
"Subtle Visual Cues Nudge Users to Reveal More in Online Forums"
Penn State News, November 6, 2018
Pennsylvania State University researchers found people using an online sexual health forum featuring computer graphics suggesting crowd size and linkage revealed more sensitive information about themselves than visitors to a site lacking such visual cues. They presented their work at CSCW 2018.
"Is an Internet Bill of Rights Necessary?"
Information Week, November 4, 2018
“Now is the time for Congress to act to protect the public interest and the integrity of the democratic process by adopting comprehensive and effective personal privacy protection legislation," said James Hendler, chair of ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee.
"Adve's Research Recognized with Kennedy Award"
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 31, 2018
ACM, IEEE Computer Society name University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Sarita Adve recipient of 2018 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award.
"New Tool Streamlines the Creation of Moving Pictures"
Princeton University, October 24, 2018
Tool designed to simplify image animation presented at UIST 2018.
"New Technology Can Encode, Process Video Faster"
Jacobs School of Engineering (UCSD), October 23, 2018
University of California, San Diego researchers have developed a system for encoding, transforming, and editing video several orders of magnitude faster than the current state of the art, and presented it at SoCC 2018.
"Efforts to Acknowledge the Risks of New AI Technology"
The New York Times, October 22, 2018
ACM Future of Computing Academy calls on research community to reconsider how it shares new AI technology by specifying its potentially negative societal impacts as well as its benefits.
"A Tech Investor Brought Cellphone Voting to West Virginia, Igniting Debate About Access and Security"
ABC News, October 19, 2018
Jeremy Epstein, vice chair of the ACM US Technology Policy Committee, said of Voatz, “They've done nothing to demonstrate in a public way why it's been secure.”
"Sitaraman Receives Computer Networking Systems Award"
UMass Amherst News, October 18, 2018
University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Ramesh Sitaraman is part of a large team recently honored with the ACM SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award.
"3D Printers Have Fingerprints, a Discovery That Could Help Trace 3D-Printed Guns, Counterfeit Goods"
UB News Center, October 16, 2018
University at Buffalo researchers presented the first accurate technique for tracing a 3D-printed object to the machine that produced it, at CCS 2018.
"ISTE Releases First-Ever Multi-Disciplinary K-12 STEM Guidelines"
EdScoop, October 15, 2018
Standards jointly developed by ISTE Code.org, and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) set up behaviors and roles for educators, including as learners, leaders, collaborators, designers, and facilitators in the classroom. ACM is a partner of Code.org and founded CSTA.
"Two Systems Allow Smart Devices to Have Environmental Awareness"
Electronics360, October 15, 2018
Ubicoustics and Vibrosight systems developed by Carnegie Mellon researchers presented at UIST 2018.
"Felten confirmed as member of U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board"
Princeton University, October 12, 2018
Former USACM chair Ed Felten confirmed by Senate to PCLOB, the five-person board established at the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and charged with evaluating and advising on executive branch anti-terrorism measures with respect to privacy and civil liberties.
"Researchers Break Exaop Barrier with Deep Learning Application"
HPC Wire, October 8, 2018
Researchers’ exascale-class deep learning application, which has broken the exaop barrier, earned the team a spot on this year's list of finalists for the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, which will be awarded at SC18.
"Just 36 Teachers Across U.S. Graduated in 2016 Ready to Teach CS"
THE Journal, October 8, 2018
US universities graduated only 36 new teachers prepared to teach computer science in 2016, and only 35% of U.S. high schools teach the subject, according to a joint Code.org Advocacy Coalition/Computer Science Teachers Association report. ACM is a partner in Code.org and founded CSTA.
Coverage of Internet Voting Report (released by ACM with Common Cause and other groups):
"Social Media Data Used to Predict Retail Failure"
University of Cambridge (UK), October 9, 2018
Research team’s model based on social media and transport data can predict with 80% accuracy whether a new business will fail within six months. Their findings will be presented at Ubicomp 2018.
"Researchers Develop 3D Printed Objects that Can Track and Store How They Are Used"
UW News, October 9, 2018
University of Washington researchers to present 3D printed device that tracks and stores its own utilization without batteries or electronics at UIST 2018.
"Computer Scientists Receive $1.7 Million Grant to Make Chip Design Easier"
University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences, October 2, 2018
Researchers at University of Texas at Austin, Yale University and Texas State University awarded $5 million by DARPA to spark next wave of semiconductor innovation and circuit design In US. ACM Fellow Keshav Pingali is leading the UT team.
"Governing the Next Technological Revolution"
Council on Foreign Relations, October 2, 2018
ACM partnered with International Telecommunications Union, XPRIZE to hold two AI for Good global summits.
"What Your CEO Is Reading: Team Building; Moon Corp.; Constructive Cursing"
Wall Street Journal, September 28, 2018
Alphabet chairman and ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate John L. Hennessy discusses effective team-building in his new book.
"State-Level Policy for Computer Science Education Continues to Grow"
EdScoop, September 28, 2018
A report by Code.org found many US states are aggressively implementing policies in support of computer science education across K-12 curricula. ACM is a partner in Code.org.
"USC Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Graduate Receives Prestigious Award"
USC Viterbi School of Engineering, September 19, 2018
Longbo Huang of Tsinghua University in China has received the 2018 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award, which recognizes a junior researcher who demonstrates outstanding potential for computer and communication performance research.
"Patterson Says It's Time for New Computer Architectures, Software Languages"
IEEE Spectrum, September 17, 2018
UC Berkely professor and former ACM President David Patterson says Moore's Law is over and computer architecture is on the cusp of a new era.
"33 Laureates of Mathematics and Computer Science Heading to Heidelberg!"
Scienmag, September 18, 2018
ACM Turing Award laureates among luminaries participating in Heidelberg Laureate Forum.
"Shapely Bell Curve: NVIDIA Volta Tensor Core GPUs Power 5 of 6 Gordon Bell Finalists"
cnarena, September 17, 2018
Gordon Bell Prize finalists announced.
"Hate Speech-Detecting AIs Are Fools for 'Love'"
Aalto University, September 14, 2018
Research on weaknesses in many machine learning detectors that identify hate speech to be presented at ACM AISec Workshop.
"Dongarra Awarded 2019 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering"
Inside HPC, September 7, 2018
2013 ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award recipient Jack Dongarra to receive honor at Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19) in February.
"Does Technology Really Enhance Our Decision-Making Ability?"
U.S. Army Research Laboratory, September 7, 2018
Paper on recommender systems wins award at User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization Conference (UMAP 2018).
"Code.Org, CSTA Get Extra Computer Science Courses through New Partnership"
EdScoop, September 6, 2018
Code.org and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) have partnered with Pluralsight, an enterprise technology learning platform, to expand their course offerings. ACM is a partner in Code.org and a founder of CSTA.
"Computation Web App Wins Award"
Techwire, September 6, 2018
The Jupyter open-source Web application, which won the 2017 ACM Software System Award, is expanding, with funding from various sources.
"Leaks, petitions and tweets: How tech workers are starting to revolt"
NBC News, September 5, 2018
“I think it took a while for those of us who are computing professionals to lift our heads far enough above what we’re doing… to look at how our technologies are being applied or misapplied,” said ACM President Cherri Pancake. She also mentioned the updated ACM Code of Ethics.
"Florida Professor Leads Effort to Aid Black Comp-Sci PhD Students"
Diverse Education, August 30, 2018
University of Florida's Juan E. Gilbert (former Coalition to Diversify Computing Chair) is principal investigator for NSF-funded program to help schools recruit and retain African-American doctoral students in computer science via the auspices of the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computer Science.
"Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code"
The Guardian (UK), August 29, 2018
ACM Fellow and former USACM Chair Gene Spafford notes that ACM has updated its Code of Ethics along the lines of medicine’s Hippocratic oath, to instruct computing professionals to do no harm and consider the wider impacts of their work.
"Engineering Students Hit the Streets in NYC; Develop App to Benefit Homeless Outreach"
University of Kentucky, August 27, 2018
ACM-W Student Chapter at University of Kentucky helps with homeless outreach in New York City.
"Female, Minority Students Took AP Computer Science in Record Numbers"
USA Today, August 27, 2018
“Our society is rewriting every industry using computer science, and we shouldn’t limit participation in that only to a lucky few,” says Code.org founder and CEO Hadi Partovi. ACM is a partner in Code.org.
"Google Executives Misled Staff in Meeting on China Censorship. Here Are 13 Questions They Must Answer"
Indian Strategic Studies, August 22, 2018
Newly-updated ACM Code of Ethics cited.
"New MIT technology tracks objects inside the human body wirelessly"
Digit, August 21, 2018
Technology that tracks objects inside the human body wirelessly presented at SIGCOMM 2018.
"This wireless system can track tumours, help dispense drugs"
Babushahi, August 21, 2018
Wireless system that tracks tumors/dispenses drugs presented at SIGCOMM 2018.
"New guidelines issued by the Association for Computing Machinery are the first significant upgrade since 1992"
FileHippo, August 20, 2018
New ACM Code of Ethics for computing professionals released to help technologists deal with the fact that their actions can have a larger impact on the modern world now more than ever.
"Knuth Prize Awarded for Contributions to Computational Complexity"
i-Programmer, August 17, 2018
Johan Torkel Håstad named 2018 recipient of Knuth Prize sponsored by ACM SIGACT and IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing.
"ShareBackup Could Keep Data in the Fast Lane"
Rice University, August 16, 2018
Rice University researchers present method to keep data moving quickly when failures in computer networks occur at SIGCOMM 2018.
"NVIDIA CEO Takes Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2018"
Digital Engineering, August 2018
SIGGRAPH 2018 marks its 45th annual conference.
"New Interactive Machine Learning Tool Makes Car Designs More Aerodynamic"
IST Austria, August 14, 2018
Software that uses machine learning to compute model flow around interactively designable three-dimensional objects presented at SIGGRAPH 2018.
"Programmers need ethics when designing the technologies that influence people's lives"
The Conversation, August 8, 2018
ACM President Cherri Pancake discusses ACM's updated Code of Ethics and other steps ACM is taking to help technologists engage with ethical questions.
"How a Computer Learns to Dribble: Practice, Practice, Practice"
Carnegie Mellon University, August 7, 2018
Carnegie Mellon University and DeepMotion researchers to present physics-based, real-time method for controlling animated characters that can learn basketball dribbling skills from experience, at SIGGRAPH 2018.
"New ACM Breakthrough In Computing Award"
i-Programmer, August 7, 2018
ACM has created a new major award for a surprising or disruptive leapfrog in computing ideas or technologies. Named to honor Charles P. "Chuck” Thacker it carries a prize of $100,000 and is intended to be biennial.
"Greek Mathematician Constantinos Daskalakis Wins Prestigious Award"
Greek Reporter, August 2, 2018
MIT professor and 2008 Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient Constantinos Daskalakis to receive this year’s Rolf Nevanlinna Prize.
"CSAIL Launches New Initiative for Financial Technology"
MIT News, July 26, 2018
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory launched a research-industry collaboration focused on creating financial technologies. MIT’s Andrew Lo is co-leading the new initiative along with Silvio Micali and Shafi Goldwasser, co-recipients of the 2012 ACM A.M. Turing Award.
"Educators Explore How to Bring Computer Science Learning to All Students"
Cornell Chronicle, July 24, 2018
CS Visions is a two-year project led by the CSforAll Consortium and New York University. ACM supports the CSforAll initiative.
"ACM Updates Code of Ethics for Computer Pros"
Information Week, July 24, 2018
Among the goals of ACM’s newly updated Code of Ethics is to give ACM members and other computing professionals something to take to their employers if they are faced with an ethical dilemma.
"Microsoft Breaks Down How to Run an Ethical IT Shop"
PC Magazine (UK), July 18, 2018
ACM’s updated Code of Ethics mentioned alongside Microsoft’s advocacy for ethics around facial recognition technology.
"ACM updates computing ethics code for first time in 26 years, here's what's new"
Tech Republic, July 17, 2018
ACM updates computing ethics code for first time in 26 years--here's what's new.
"New Ethics Code Urges Tech Firms and Coders to Avoid Harming Society"
Xconomy, July 17, 2018
“Code is involved in every aspect of your life,” says Don Gotterbarn, who led ACM's effort to formulate a longer and more detailed set of principles for computer professionals in its updated Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
"Exclusive interview series with laureates of mathematics and computer science"
IDW (Germany), July 9, 2018
Profile of ACM Prize Recipient Jeff Dean in article about this year’s Heidelberg Laureate Forum.
"Microsoft to Invest $2M in Computer Science Teachers Association"
EdScoop, July 9, 2018
Microsoft Philanthropies is donating $2 million in funding over the next three years to the Computer Science Teachers Association (CTSA), which was founded by ACM in 2004.
"New Optimization Algorithm Exponentially Speeds Computation"
IEEE Spectrum, July 5, 2018
Harvard University researchers’ algorithm that solves optimization problems exponentially faster than previous algorithms by cutting the number of steps required presented at STOC 2018.
"German researchers can evade printer security dots"
The Recycler, July 5, 2018
German research team presents technique to circumvent printer security at 6th ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security.
"LUMS Computer Science chair’s research to be presented at ACM SIGCOMM"
Pakistan Today, July 5, 2018
Lahore University of Management Sciences Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science Ihsan Ayyub Qazi's research, named a "Best Paper," to be presented at SIGCOMM 2018.
"Can Markov Logic Take Machine Learning to the Next Level?"
datanami, July 3, 2018
Pedro Domingos delivers keynote address at SIGMOD/PODS 2018.
"SIGGRAPH 2018 to Debut Immersive Pavilion with Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Projects"
AiThority, July 2, 2018
45th SIGGRAPH 2018 conference will take place August 12 to 16 in Vancouver.
"Computer graphics research team to present new tool for sketching faces"
Science Daily, July 2, 2018
Researchers will present sketch-based editing framework that enables users to edit their photos by sketching a few strokes on top of them, at SIGGRAPH 2018.
"Grace Hopper Computing Conference Looks to Bring More Attention to Women of Color"
TechCrunch, June 28, 2018
PitcHER contest will bring leading women entrepreneurs to the Grace Hopper Celebration in September.
"Japan Tests Silicon for Exascale Computing in 2021"
IEEE Spectrum, June 28, 2018
"It will be the largest Arm system in the world and in fact, likely the largest supercomputer in the world," says RIKEN's Satoshi Matsuoka, recipient of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for 2011.
"A New Direction for HPC Math Libraries"
The Next Platform, June 27, 2018
The University of Tennessee's Jack Dongarra, an ACM fellow and recipient of the 2013 ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award, recently presented a new direction for math libraries at the International Supercomputing conference in Germany.
"Project Jupyter Steering Council Receives 2017 ACM Software System Award"
Tech at Bloomberg, June 26, 2018
2017 ACM Software System Award recipients quoted.
"Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson, Li Shengwu, wins Best Paper Award at the prestigious ACM Conference in New York"
The Independent (Singapore), June 23, 2018
Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson Li Shengwu won the prestigious Best Paper Award at the ACM EC’18 Conference on Economics and Computing.
"Vint Cerf Gives Rx for IoT"
EE Times, June 22, 2018
Former ACM President and Turing Award recipient says Internet of Things won’t live up to its promise unless engineers redouble their efforts to develop high-quality, secure, and interoperable software.
"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.
"New Approach in VR Redirected Walking"
EurekAlert, June 18, 2018
Researchers will present computational system that redirects the user in the virtual environment during natural instances of "change blindness," with undetectable camera movements at SIGGRAPH 2018.
"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."
Media Coverage of 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award:
The New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
San Francisco Business Times
Santa Cruz Sentinel
UC Berkeley News
Stanford News Service
RISC V Foundation