ACM People in the News

"A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans"
The New York Times, May 21, 2020
Instead of trying to create autonomous robots, designers should focus on designing computerized machines that are reliable, safe and trustworthy, says Ben Shneiderman of ACM’s US Tech Policy Committee (USTPC).

"Shattering the Silicon Ceiling: 2020 Marconi Prize Awarded to Wireless Innovator Dr. Andrea Goldsmith"
The Marconi Society, April 30, 2020
The Marconi Society has awarded the 2020 Marconi Prize to Andrea Goldsmith for her pioneering contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications. She is the first woman to win the award and is the 2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer.

"Andrea Goldsmith becomes first woman to win the Marconi Prize, shattering a glass ceiling in the field of telecommunications"
Stanford University, April 30, 2020

"Rus Named to White House Science Council"
MIT News, April 21, 2020
MIT professor and ACM Fellow Daniela Rus selected to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

"Informatics Professor Crista Lopes Co-Chairs Task Force on Best Practices for Virtual Conferences"
University of California, Irvine, April 15, 2020
Lopes helped form ACM Presidential Task Force on Virtual Conferences, addressing COVID-19 concerns.

"Your Internet Is Working. Thank These Cold War-Era Pioneers Who Designed It to Handle Almost Anything"
The Washington Post, April 6, 2020
Designers like Vinton G. Cerf, former president of ACM and a 2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient, aimed to create a system resilient enough to remain operable after a nuclear attack by continuously calculating and recalculating the best data-transmission routes.

"Obituary: Jaime Carbonell, Professor at CMU Pioneered Language Technologies Research"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 4, 2020
Carbonell, whom colleagues called the "godfather of language technologies," died February 28 at age 66. He received a Recognition of Service award from ACM for his stint as president of SIGAI, ACM’s Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence, from 1983 to 1985.

"Larry Tesler: Computer Scientist Behind Cut, Copy, and Paste Dies at Age 74"
BBC News, February 20, 2020
Larry Tesler, inventor of the "cut," "copy," and "paste" commands, recipient of ACM SIGCHI's Lifetime Practice Award in 2011 and 2010 CHI Academy inductee, has died at the age of 74.

"Deep learning godfathers Bengio, Hinton, and LeCun say the field can fix its flaws"
ZDNet, February 10, 2020
2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients took the stage at an AI conference to present a united front about how deep learning can move past obstacles like adversarial examples and maybe even gain common sense.

"ACM’s New Open Access Agreements: A Q&A with Scott Delman"
The Scholarly Kitchen, February 10, 2020
ACM Director of Publications discusses ACM's new open access publishing agreements with four major US universities.

"Numerical algorithms for high-performance computational science"
Royal Society Publishing, January 20, 2020
Special issue of Philosophical Transactions A was co-edited by Jack Dongarra, recipient of SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering, Ken Kennedy Award, and an ACM Fellow.

"Donald Knuth on Algorithms, Complexity, and The Art of Computer Programming"
Inside HPC, January 2, 2020
In a podcast interview with Lex Fridman, computer scientist and ACM A.M. Turing laureate Knuth discusses Alan Turing, neural networks, machine learning and other AI topics.

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