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Josiah Dykstra is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Trail of Bits. He solves ambitious problems by blending high-end security research with a real-world attacker mentality to fortify the code powering the world's most critical organizations and devices. Dykstra previously worked for 19 years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he advised leadership and employees on technical matters for integrated cybersecurity operations and provided technical direction on projects and programs that enabled high impact operational effects. His lectures include “American Self-Defense in Cyberspace," "Getting Started with Cybersecurity Science," and more.
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.
Christina Harrington is an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s HCI Institute, where she is Director of the Equity and Health Innovations Design Research Lab. She also has a courtesy appointment in CMU’s School of Design.Among her volunteer activities with ACM, she was a General Co-Chair of the 2023 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT). This year, Harrington was recognized with the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Skip Ellis Early Career Award. In her interview, she discusses “Black-centered design,” broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in computing, and more.
Adrien Bousseau is a Senior Researcher at the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria). He focuses on helping designers communicate with computers. Bousseau’s work has been applied in areas including architecture, fashion, and industrial design. His honors include a Eurographics 2011 PhD award for his research on expressive image manipulations and a Young Researcher Award from the French National Research Agency (ANR). In his interview, he discusses creating imaging tools, diffusion curves, the challenges of reconstructing drawings as 3D models, and more.
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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.
ACM has launched a local events initiative in several major US cities to help computer professionals like you build personal networks of smart technical people nearby. You can share work experiences and insight, discuss new research ideas and provide guidance in finding a job or launching a new venture.
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ACM offers complimentary materials for students and professionals interested in the computing field. These materials are available to educators and students for educational use.
ACM congratulates Kartik Vishwasrao Binagekar, Padre Conceição College of Engineering, India, who won the 2021-2022 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, a Microsoft Surface Go 2. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (Apple AirPods Pro), was Ayush Kumar, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India.
Top Ambassadors for ACM
ACM is pleased to announce the following top recruiters in the Ambassadors for ACM member recruitment program for the second quarter of the 2023-2024 program year:
- October: Narendra Pal Singh Rathore
- November: Ratnakar Babu Mikkili
- December: Achyuth Anilkumar
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.
Empower your staff, gain recruiting advantages and enjoy financial benefits. Become an ACM Preferred Employer, and your technical staff will enjoy all the benefits of ACM Professional Membership and access to the ACM Digital Library at a preferred rate.
ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keeps ACM moving: organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.