ACM People in the News 2020

2020 ACM Distinguished Member Coverage

"Pablo Cesar Named ACM Distinguished Member"
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, December 17, 2020

"Distinguished Members of ACM 2020 Announced; Chinese Scholars Account for 40%"
Finance Sina, December 17, 2020

"Xue Liu Named Distinguished Member of ACM"
McGill Reporter, December 17, 2020

"ACM Distinguished Member - Prof Aaron Quigley"
UNSW Sydney, December 17, 2020

"HCDE Chair Julie Kientz named ACM Distinguished Member"
University of Washington, December 16, 2020

"Computer Science Prof Townsend Recognized for Educational Contributions"
DePauw University, December 16, 2020

"Barnes Named Distinguished Member of the ACM"
North Carolina State University, December 16, 2020

"Daniel Boley Named Distinguished Member by the ACM "
University of Minnesota, December 16, 2020


"Engineering Professor Receives Association's Outstanding Contributions Award"
Penn State News, November 24, 2020
Trent Jaeger awarded ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award.

Rider University, November 5, 2020
Profile of Elizabeth Hawthorne and her work with ACM curricula.

"Meet the Computer Scientist Who Helped Push for Paper Ballots"
Dark Reading, September 16, 2020
"You can't trust computers to work properly [with voting systems]," says former ACM President Barbara Simons, who has served on multiple projects and task forces on election security. "You need paper as a check on the computers."

"2020 Class of SIGHPC Computational and Data Science Fellows Announced"
HPCwire, July 23, 2020
ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) has announced this year's Computational and Data Science Fellowships, which aim to boost the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in those fields through an annual $15,000 grant.

"The Transcendent Three: Why These Women Were Worthy of the Prestigious Turing Award"
Analytics India Magazine, June 15, 2020
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Fran Allen, Barbara Liskov, and Shafi Goldwasser featured.

"Former Electrical Engineering student at CTC/PUC-Rio wins the 2020 Eckert-Mauchly Award"
CTC/PUC-Rio, June 8, 2020
Luiz André Barroso received an undergraduate and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the Technical Scientific Center of PUC-Rio.

"Prof. Gabriele Kotsis Elected President of ACM, a Global Computer Association"
Johannes Kepler University, May 28, 2020
During her term as president, Kotsis wants to focus more on the know-how and expertise of the ACM members.

"Kavraki earns top computer science honor"
Rice University, May 20, 2020
Lydia Kavraki wins ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award for pioneering contributions to robotic motion planning.

"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).

"Dr. Michael Ley to receive the ACM Distinguished Service Award"
IDW (Germany), May 15, 2020
Ley cited for developing dblp from a small and initially highly specialized collection of metadata about scholarly publications in the fields of databases and logic programming into the most comprehensive, open bibliographic information service for computer science.

"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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