ACM News-March 2020
Vicki Hanson Elected to National Academy of Engineering
ACM CEO and Executive Director Vicki L. Hanson has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Also joining NAE's class of 2020 are ACM Fellows Joel Emer, James F. Kurose, Fei-Fei Li, Abigail Sellen and Peter W. Shor. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education.
Vivienne Sze Inaugural Winner of ACM-W Rising Star Award
ACM-W has announced Vivienne Sze as the winner of the inaugural ACM-W Rising Star Award. The award recognizes a woman whose early-career research has had a significant impact on the computing discipline. Sze is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. ACM-W President Jodi Tims will present the award to Sze at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 2020).
Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines
SIGDOC 2020, October 3-4, deadline April 24
SIGGRAPH 2020, July 19-23, deadline April 28
MODELS 2020, October 18-23, deadline May 29
ICFP 2020, August 23-28, deadline June 12
ACM-W Student Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences
The ACM Women's Council (ACM-W) provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences. This exposure to the computer science research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). For application form, notification dates and more information, please visit the scholarships page.
LEARNING CENTER TECHTALKS
January 7: Seven Unbreakable Rules of Software Leadership with Steve McConnell
February 26: Fairness in Machine Learning with Tulsee Doshi
Digital Government: Research and Practice Launches
ACM has launched Digital Government: Research and Practice (DGOV), a new interdisciplinary open access journal on the impact of technology on governance and public institutions. DGOV presents applied and empirical research from academics, practitioners, designers and technologists, using political, policy, social, computer and data science methodologies. The target audience for the new journal includes academics, researchers, data science practitioners, students, government officials and policymakers, businesses that work with governments, journalists, legal experts, teachers, librarians, and individual citizens and advocacy groups. The methodologies of these researchers are often as diverse as expected from different disciplines, ranging from highly technical and scientific rigors to empirical social scientific methods to highly creative approaches.
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ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare Launches
ACM has launched ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH), a new journal envisioned as the premier publication of high-quality research on how computing is improving healthcare. HEALTH is multidisciplinary in scope, intersecting computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, behavioral and social science, psychology, and the health field in general.
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TURC 2020, May 22-24, Hefei
With its theme "Intelligent Industrial Internet," the ACM Turing Celebration Conference-China will feature international academics and ACM A. M. Turing Award winners sharing their perspectives on cutting-edge technologies and exploring current trends in artificial intelligence.