ACM People in the News 2016

"Kelowna born innovation entrepreneur honoured by UN"
Lake Country News, December 21, 2016
ACM Practitioner Board Co-Chair Stephen Ibaraki receives IFIP Silver Core Award for excellence.

"The Man Behind the Internet"
AARP Bulletin, December 2016
Former ACM president Vint Cerf discusses his role in the invention of the Internet.

"Artificial Intelligence Expert Weighs in for WiC"
LightReading, December 5, 2016
Interview with ACM member Melanie Mitchell on her career in AI.

"Executive Q&A: Jeannette M. Wing, Head of Microsoft Research"
CRA Computing Research News, November 2016
Interview with ACM Fellow and ACM Distinguished Service Award recipient Jeannette Wing.

"Engines of Evidence: A Conversation with Judea Pearl"
Edge, October 24, 2016
ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Judea Pearl discusses his career in the early days of computing.

"Purdue computer science professor to receive international award"
Purdue University, October 19, 2016
ACM US Public Policy Council (USACM) Past Chair Gene Spafford will be the 2017 recipient of IFIP’s Kristian Beckman Award, which recognizes individuals who significantly contribute to the development of information security.

"GUEST BLOG: Women in tech will grow alongside digital"
Computer Weekly, October 11, 2016
ACM President Vicki Hanson on how women are helping to redefine computing.

"China honors computer scientist John Hopcroft"
Cornell Chronicle, October 3, 2016
ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Hopcroft received China’s highest honor, the Friendship Award, which is given each year to 50 foreign experts.

"Q+A With Jeff Dean: The Brain Behind Google's Artificial Intelligence"
Forbes, August 1, 2016
Jeff Dean, co-recipient of the 2012 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences, reflects on his career at Google.

"Meet the Woman Who Heads a Massively Influential All-Female Tech Team"
Forbes, July 29, 2016
"For young women considering career options, the election of [ACM's] leadership team is a perfect opportunity to reinforce [the idea] that there really are opportunities in computing for them,” says newly-elected ACM President Vicki Hanson.

"Congratulations to Kate Matsudaira, the 2016 NCWIT Symons Innovator Award Winner!", July 2016
acmqueue board member and founder of three successful startups honored for team leadership and for building her own profitable business.

"RIT professor elected president of Association of Computing Machinery"
Henrietta Post, June 14, 2016
Hanson, who begins her two-year term July 1, is Distinguished Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.

"David Dill: Why Online Voting Is a Danger to Democracy"
Stanford Report June 3, 2016
In an interview, Stanford University professor, Verified Voting Foundation founder and ACM Fellow David Dill says computer scientists and security experts almost universally agree online voting is a threat to democracy.

"Pearls of Wisdom from Martin Hellman”
Heidelberg Laureate Forum, May 2016
2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Hellman reflects on the award and his career.

"ACM Honors Ron Perrott with Distinguished Service Award"
HPC Wire, May 4, 2016
2015 ACM Distinguished Service Award recipient Ron Perrott recalls his early career work on the ILLIAC IV.

"Meet the Incredible Woman Who Massively Improved the Internet"
Forbes, April 25, 2016
ACM-W’s 2016-2017 Athena Lecturer Jennifer Rexford on the importance of network performance and inspiring women and girls to enter tech fields.

"Digital Genies"
Slate, April 22, 2016
In an interview, University of California, Berkeley professor and 2005 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award recipient Stuart Russell emphasizes the need to ensure artificial intelligence (AI) understands fundamental human values, a task he says is fraught with uncertainty.

"Promoting Women in Science"
Amsterdam Science, April 19, 2016
In an interview, Utrecht University professor and ACM-W Europe advisory committee member Lynda Hardman discusses the pressing need to promote participation of women in science in the Netherlands.

"Encryption pioneer Martin Hellman talks security, Apple, the FBI and the future of cryptography"
TechCrunch, March 24, 2016
Watch a video of 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient discussing the work that led to the award.

"'General' Martin Hellman recalls decades-long wars over encryption"
San Francisco Chronicle, March 21, 2016
Insights on development of cryptography from 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient.

"Pioneering Stanford Computer Researcher and Educator Edward McCluskey Dies"
Stanford Report, February 25, 2016
Stanford University professor Edward J. McCluskey, a pioneering researcher in electronics and computing and recipient of ACM SIGDA’s Pioneering Achievement Award in 2008, died on February 13 at the age of 86.

"Marvin Minsky's Legacy of Students and Ideas"
IEEE Spectrum, February 18, 2016
The late computer science pioneer and ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Marvin Minsky left behind a wealth of ideas and scientists to whom he served as a teacher and inspiration.

"Inspiring Computer Scientists"
University of Delaware Daily, February 17, 2016
University of Delaware professor Lori Pollock has been awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, innovation in software engineering education, and educational research.

"Rice computer scientist Moshe Vardi: Human labor may be obsolete by 2045"
Rice University News, February 14, 2016
CACM Editor-in-Chief Moshe Vardi expects that within 30 years, machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can.

"Thomas A. Limoncelli, internationally recognized system administrator, shares success secrets for the enterprise"
IT World Canada, February 12, 2016
In an interview, system administrator and ACM Learning Webinar presenter Thomas Limoncelli discusses value of ACM and its publications.

"Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Judea Pearl Wins Carnegie Mellon's Dickson Prize in Science"
Carnegie Mellon University, February 11, 2016
UCLA computer scientist and ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Judea Pearl honored for AI research.

"UW's Tom Anderson Elected to National Academy of Engineering"
UW Today, February 8, 2016
University of Washington professor of computer science and engineering and ACM Fellow Tom Anderson inducted into National Academy of Engineering

"12 Questions for Vint Cerf"
aNewDomain, February 8, 2016
In an interview, Google vice president and past ACM president Vint Cerf says the influx of content on the Web and the massive level of interest among people to share their knowledge online is the most surprising phenomenon he has witnessed. He also thinks coding should be taught in schools, "because [children] should learn the discipline so they can understand how to break things into logical pieces."

"Five with MIT ties tapped for Inventors Hall of Fame"
MIT News, February 5, 2016
SIGCOMM Award recipient Radia Perlman to be honored for playing a key role in driving the growth and development of the Internet.

"Computer Science Meets Economics"
MIT News, February 4, 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and 2008 ACM Doctoral Disseration Award recipient Constantinos Daskalakis primarily concentrates on applying computer science methods to game theory. His doctoral dissertation proved computing the Nash equilibrium for a three-person game is computationally intractable.

"Luca Cardelli Gains SIGPLAN Award"
iProgrammer, February 1, 2016
Luca Cardelli, ACM Fellow and Assistant Director at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, is the 2015 recipient of the ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Achievement Award for his exceptional contributions to the field of programming languages.

"How artificial intelligence makes higher ed smarter"
University Business, February, 2016
"AI in general is the field of trying to design computers, software and hardware that can perform tasks we think only people can do," says Marie des Jardines, associate dean at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an ACM member.

"Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88"
The New York Times, January 25, 2016
Minsky received the ACM A.M. Turing Award in 1969 for creating, shaping, promoting, and advancing the field of artificial intelligence.

"Is the golden age of disruptive technology coming to an end?"
MicroScope, January, 2016
2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Michael Stonebraker discusses disruptive technology.

"BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Stephen Cook"
PR Newswire, January 12, 2016
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Stephen Cook for determining that some problems do not lend themselves to efficiently computable solutions.

"U of T Computer Scientist Receives International Award for Pushing Frontiers of Knowledge"
U of T News, January 12, 2016
University of Toronto professor and 1982 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Stephen Cook has won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communications Technologies category for his pioneering and influential work on computational complexity.

"Rensselaer Professor Francine Berman Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities"
RPI News, January 11, 2016
ACM Fellow and ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award recipient Francine Berman to serve on board of National Council on the Humanities.

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