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Minming Li is a Professor in Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD and BE degree in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University in 2006 and 2002 respectively. He was a recipient of Teaching Excellence Award given by City University of Hong Kong.
The ACM Student Research Competition is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share research results and exchange ideas, rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries, understand the practical applications of their research and gain recognition.
danah boyd (stylized) is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research. In 2013, she founded Data & Society, a non-profit research organization that studies the development and governance of new technologies. She is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. Her honors include receiving the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s EFF Pioneer/Barlow Award and being named as one of Forbes America’s “Top 50 Women in Tech.” In her interview, she discusses her research on social media networks and their effect on teens, equity in data, and the role of governance in technology.
James “Jim” Larus is a Professor and former Dean of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland. Earlier in his career, Larus was a researcher, manager, and director in Microsoft Research for over 16 years and a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was recently named Editor-in-Chief of Communications of the ACM (CACM), ACM’s flagship magazine. In his interview, Larus discusses his work as Director of the Very-Large Scale Computing Lab (VLSC), creating the MIPS processor simulator SPIM, and his goals as EiC of CACM.
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You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM’s new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.
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In her blog post for Computer Weekly's WITsend blog, ACM President Vicki Hanson discusses ACM's all-female leadership team, how diversity is helping to redefine what a computing professional is, and how the digital world is expanding career opportunities for non-technical people. "While most will not become expert, basic skills will be required for them to be effective in their careers and to deal with the myriad of online offerings for communication, entertainment, retail, and government services," she says.
ACM congratulates Neil Croll, the Lead Enterprise Architect at ON Semiconductor, who won the 2020-2021 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, a Google Pixel Slate. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (Apple AirPods Pro) was Vagisha Jain, Executive Board Member, UPES ACM and ACM-W Student Chapters, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies.
Top Ambassadors for ACM
ACM is pleased to announce the following top recruiters in the Ambassadors for ACM member recruitment program for the third quarter of the 2021-2022 program year:
- January: Munish Sabharwal
- February: Divya B
- March: Pratik Gade
These members each received gifts from ACM acknowledging their initiative in sharing the importance of ACM's valuable programs. Learn more about rules, recruitment tips and tools, and prizes.
The Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) is one of ACM's most valued outreach programs, providing universities, corporations, event and conference planners, and local ACM chapters with direct access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry. ACM will cover the cost of transportation for the speaker to travel to your event.
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