ACM People in the News

"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.

"Tim Berners-Lee Launched His Vision for an Alternative Web, and His Timing Was Impeccable"
Business Insider, October 1, 2018
2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Sir Tim Berners-Lee has been a vocal opponent of major technology companies abusing user data, calling for more regulation.

"’I Was Devastated’: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets"
Vanity Fair, August 2018
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.

"The ethics of computer science: this researcher has a controversial proposal"
Nature, July 26, 2018
ACM Future of Computing Academy Chair Brent Hecht says peer reviewers must ensure that researchers consider negative societal consequences of their work.

"Ethics, GDPR, and diversity: Verdict talks to the president of the Association for Computing Machinery"
The Verdict (UK), July 19, 2018
In an interview, ACM President Cherri Pancake talks about her rise to the top in a male-dominated industry and some of the important work ACM is doing in making computing technology fit for the digital age.

"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.

"Interacting With Students Provides Rewards That Are Hard to Beat"
Silicon Republic, June 25, 2018
In an interview, Baldwin Wallace University's Jodi Tims, chair of ACM's Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W), discusses how an academic career in computer science offers exceptional rewards.

"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.

"Turing Award Recipients Cerf and Kahn to Receive Benjamin Franklin Medal"
The Franklin Institute, April 17, 2018
2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipients Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn will receive the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science for enabling the Internet by developing TCP/IP, at a ceremony on April 19.

"Why Software Developers Should Take Ethics into Consideration"
InfoQ, March 8, 2018
Interview with Circonus CEO and ACM Practitioners Board member Theo Schlossnagle.

"Tech luminaries we lost in 2017 "
Computerworld, December 29, 2017
Overview of tech luminaries who passed away in 2017 lists ACM Fellows Robert W. Taylor and Peter Wegner, ACM’s first female president Jean Sammet, and ACM Turing Award recipients Chuck Thacker and Charles Bachman.

"The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper"
The Atlantic, December 2017
Former ACM President and USACM Co-chair Barbara Simons continues to work on electronic voting security issues.

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