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ACM News for CCF Newsletter: December 2019

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ACM Names 2019 Fellows

ACM has named 58 members as ACM Fellows for wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, combating cybercrime, quantum computing and wireless networking. The accomplishments of the 2019 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives. The 2019 Fellows hail from universities, companies and research centers in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States.

ACM Fellows comprise an elite group that represents less than 1 percent of the Association’s global membership.

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ACM Names 2019 Distinguished Members

ACM has named 62 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. All 2019 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that have contributed to technologies that underpin how we live, work and play.

The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field.

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AWARDS 

Geoffrey C. Fox Named Recipient of 2019 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award

ACM and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Geoffrey C. Fox of Indiana University Bloomington as the recipient of the 2019 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Fox was cited for foundational contributions to parallel computing methodology, algorithms and software, and data analysis, and their interfaces with broad classes of applications. The award was presented at SC19: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.

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2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize Awarded to ETH Zurich Team

ACM has named a six-member team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich recipients of the 2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their project, “A Data-Centric Approach to Extreme-Scale Ab initio Dissipative Quantum Transport Simulations.” The ETH Zurich team introduced DaCe OMEN, a new framework for simulating the transport of electrical signals through nanoscale materials (such as the silicon atoms used in transistors). The award was presented by ACM President Cherri M. Pancake and Arndt Bode, Chair of the 2019 Gordon Bell Prize Award Committee, during the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19) in Denver, Colorado.

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STUDENT NEWS

Young Researchers: Apply for Next Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 20-25, 2020

ACM encourages young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world to apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields.

For one week, recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the ACM Prize in Computing (Computer Science), the Abel Prize (Mathematics), the Fields Medal (Mathematics), and the Nevanlinna Prize (Mathematical Aspects of Information Science) will engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

The eighth HLF will take place September 20 to 25, 2020. This high-profile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in an informal atmosphere, and is fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration.

Applications must be submitted online at https://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/young-researchers/selection-process.html by February 14, 2020. You can also nominate a candidate (on the registration form, click on the "Register as a Nominator" button at the top; you will need to enter ACM’s organization code; please email acmhelp@acm.org to request this number). Successful candidates will be selected by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. Those who are accepted will be notified in April.


Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines

CHI 2020, April 25-30, deadline January 6, 2020

ICSE 2020, May 23-29, deadline January 6, 2020

Programming 2020, March 23-26, deadline February 10, 2020

ICFP 2020, August 23-28, deadline June 12, 2020

Learn more about competitions on the SRC submissions page and SRC guidelines for students.


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


October 8: Recommender Systems: Beyond Machine Learning with Joseph A. Konstan

November 1: Rust: In It for the Long Haul with Carol Nichols

December 16: PyTorch: A Modern Library for Machine Learning with Adam Paszke


UPCOMING CONFERENCES


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.