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Alain Chesnais' research has focused mostly on computer graphics. He led the team at Alias/wavefront that received an Academy Award in 2003 for the development of the Maya 3D system. He is chief scientist at TrendSpottr, where he works on real-time predictive analytics for social media. He served as ACM President from 2010 to 2012 and ACM SIGGRAPH President from 2002 to 2005.
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.
Airi Lampinen is an Associate Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction at Stockholm University and a Docent in Social Psychology at the University of Helsinki. She is involved in projects on collaborative economy practices and communities, and has published extensively in HCI and computer-supported cooperative work. Lampinen is serving for the second year in a row as Papers Co-chair for the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).
Meenakshi Balakrishnan is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Perhaps best known for his SmartCane project, he received the 2018 ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics for technology addressing mobility and education challenges of the visually impaired in the developing world.
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Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.
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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.
2018-2019 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize Recipients
ACM congratulates Janet Renwick of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, who won the 2018-2019 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, an Apple Homepod. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (a Fitbit Surge) was Pooja Bharadwaj of Cisco Systems India.
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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