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Tarek R. Besold is an experienced researcher, innovator and communicator at the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, working on a broad range of topics from trustworthy AI (including explainable AI and privacy-preserving AI) to cognitive systems and computational creativity.
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.
Mark Allen Weiss is a Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at Florida International University. He is most well-known for his sole-authored Data Structures textbooks, which are among the most-widely used in computer science. Weiss received the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award for advancing the art and science of computer science (CS) education through his textbooks, research, and curriculum design. In his interview, he discusses what inspired him to begin writing textbooks, and his work with both the Advanced Placement (AP) CS Development Committee and the National Science Foundation.
Raluca Ada Popa is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is Co-Director of RISELab and SkyLab, two labs aiming to build secure intelligent systems for the cloud and for the sky of clouds, respectively. Her research interests include security, systems, and applied cryptography. Popa received the 2021 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for the design of secure distributed systems. In her interview, Popa discusses what inspired her to work in security and cryptography, the challenges and innovations in working with encrypted data, and the role of open-sourcing artifacts in her field.
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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 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 fourth quarter of the 2021-2022 program year:
- April: Adnan Ashraf
- May: N Md Jubair Basha
- June: Kartik Vishwasrao Binagekar
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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