ACM People in the News 2022

“This Scientist is Trying to Create an Accessible, Unhackable Voting Machine"
MIT Technology Review, Nov. 1, 2022
Some experts believe that the pursuit is misguided, because no computer could ever be unhackable. Juan Gilbert was undeterred.

“The White House Moves to Hold Artificial Intelligence Accountable With AI Bill of Rights"
Venture Beat, Oct. 4, 2022
As AI has rapidly advanced, more voices have joined in the cry to ensure that it remains safe.

“Computer Science’s Challenges, as Seen by Its Pioneers"
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 30, 2022
Recipients of the world’s most prestigious computer science awards gathered at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, sharing concerns about teaching, ed-tech tools, and improving-but-still-low participation rates by women.

“Three Laureates Walk on a Stage...and Start Debating Technology", Sept. 20, 2022
ACM CEO Vicki Hanson moderated a panel at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum with ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Vint Cerf, Leslie Lamport, and Joseph Sifakis.

“Turing Award Winner On His Pioneering Algorithms"
IEEE Spectrum, July 27, 2022
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Jack Dongarra discusses his groundbreaking work in algorithms and how they spurred the growth of high-performance computing.

“What's the Biggest Effect a Recession Could Have on Tech Policy?"
Protocol, August 1, 2022
Vinton Cerf of ACM's Technology Policy Council comments on the consequences of a recession in the realm of tech policy.

“Ransomware Attacks Against Higher Ed Increase"
Inside Higher Ed, July 22, 2022
Jeremy Epstein, Chair of ACM's US Technology Policy Committee, comments on the recent surge in ransomware attacks against colleges and universities.

“Jack Dongarra to Present the ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture as SC22 Keynote Event"
HPCWire, June 14, 2022
Jack J. Dongarra, long-time SC supporter and recipient of the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award, has chosen the SC22 Conference in Dallas, Texas for his award presentation.

“ACM 75 Years No. 1 Computer Science - Interview 2022 New President Yannis Ioannidis"
Forbes, July 7, 2022
An interview with ACM President Yannis Ioannidis.

“Ganapati Bhat Receives National Award for Wearable Device Research"
WSU Insider, June 3, 2022
WSU Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science recently won the ACM 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award.

“Berkeley Robot Learning Pioneer Pieter Abbeel Wins ACM Prize in Computing"
Berkeley Engineering, April 6, 2022
ACM has awarded UC Berkeley professor Pieter Abbeel the 2021 ACM Prize in Computing for his foundational work in robot learning.

“Boston College Computer Scientist Honored for Innovative Research"
Boston College News, June 1, 2022
Jean-Baptiste Tristan is among seven co-recipients of the 2021 ACM Software System Award for contributions to groundbreaking research and practical applications that impact everyday users of technology.

“U.S. Retakes Top Spot in Supercomputer Race"
The New York Times, May 23, 2022
A massive machine in Tennessee has been deemed the world’s speediest. Experts say two supercomputers in China may be faster, but the country didn’t participate in the rankings.

"US Rushes to Catch up With China in Supercomputer Race"
Financial Times, May 17, 2022
2021 A.M. Turing Award recipient Jack Dongarra comments on the tech race between the US and China.

“How to Write Software With Mathematical Perfection"
Quantamagazine, May 17, 2022
Modern computers can effectively coordinate with each other because of the work of the computer scientist Leslie Lamport.

"Advocate’s Mentorship Adds Up to Diversity in Those Studying Computer Science"
News@Northeastern, April 19, 2022
Carla E. Brodley, first recipient of ACM's Frances E. Allen Award for Outstanding Mentoring.

"Éva Tardos named ACM Athena Lecturer "
Cornell Chronicle, April 19, 2022
ACM names Éva Tardos the 2022-2023 ACM Athena Lecturer.

"Pieter Abbeel awarded the 2021 ACM Prize in Computing "
Forbes, April 19, 2022
2022 ACM Awardee Prof Abbeel For Top Work In AI And Robotics.

"Jack Dongarra recieves A.M. Turing Award"
Knoxville News Sentinnel, May 5, 2022
Groundbreaking Knoxville Researcher wins A.M. Turing Award, ‘Nobel Prize’ of Computer Science.

"Quantum Cryptanalysis: Hype and Reality"
Law Fare, February 16, 2022
Simson Garfinkel, USTPC Digital Governance Subcommittee Co-Chair, co-authored an article about quantum cryptanalysis, which he says is a threat, but one that is overhyped.

"Remote & Hybrid Work and the Shift from Speaking to Scribing"
InformationWeek, February 11, 2022
ACM Ubiquity Senior Editor and ACM-W Standing Committees Chair Bushra Anjum provides tips for IT professionals to develop and internalize writing skills in the changing world of remote and hybrid work environments.


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