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Andrew Tanenbaum is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He is the principal designer of three operating systems: TSS-11, Amoeba, and MINIX. Tanenbaum is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE, and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and the ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science.
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.
Falko Dressler is a Professor of Computer Science and Chair for Distributed Embedded Systems at Paderborn University in Germany. He has authored more than 300 publications, including the textbooks Self Organization in Sensor and Actor Networks and Vehicular Networks. He serves on the Executive Committee of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems, Users, Data and Computing (SIGMOBILE) and has chaired ACM conferences including MobiSys and MobiHoc. Dressler is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and Distinguished Member, and an IEEE Fellow.
Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean at Cornell Tech, where she founded the Health Tech program and directs the Small Data Lab. Her honors include being named an ACM Fellow and being named an ACM Athena Lecturer. Estrin is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2018 Estrin was named a MacArthur Fellow. "Do things that you deeply believe to be important and significant, not just expedient, while still being pragmatic in their pursuit."
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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.
2017-2018 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize Recipient
ACM congratulates Jitendra Agrawal, a professor in the School of Information Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India, who won the 2017-2018 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, an Apple Homepod. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (a Fitbit Surge) was Esmeralda Jimenez Morales, a student at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico.
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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