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Robert James Fine provides IT strategic planning consulting services to both the private sector and nonprofit communities. He launched print publications covering social media and startups, as well as VRVoice.co, a content vertical on virtual reality. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and an ABD/PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University.
The ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft, 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.
Patricia (Patti) Ordóñez is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras. A Co-chair of ACM’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, she mentors and develops mentoring communities in K-12, undergraduate and graduate educational settings. She also creates assistive technologies for programming and communication to help ensure computing is accessible to all. Ordóñez is the Program Chair for the 2021 CMD-IT/ACM Richard A. Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, which will be held from September 14-17.
Shyam Gollakota is an Associate Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where he leads the Networks and Mobile Systems Lab. His honors include the 2012 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award and the 2020 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for contributions to the use of wireless signals in creating novel applications including battery-free communications, health monitoring, gesture recognition, and bio-based wireless sensing.
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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.
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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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.