Robin Murphy is Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow for Innovation in High-Impact Learning Experiences at Texas A&M University. She received the 2014 ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award, which recognizes humanitarian contributions within computer science and informatics."It was all about the information that robots could provide.... AI is critical in triaging and prioritizing the data."
ACM applauds US President Barack Obama's historic announcement of the Computer Science for All initiative. As the announcement states, computer science is a new basic skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility, and one that impacts every sector of our economy. It is crucial that it be taught in all schools, in the US and around the world.
ACM Fellow and former ACM President David Patterson helped launch UC Berkeley's Algorithms, Machines and People (AMPLab), which explores the role big data may play in finding a cure for cancer and other diseases. He describes how the AMPLab, in collaboration with Microsoft Research and UC Santa Cruz, developed software that helped save a life.
The SIGCSE Technical Symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. Scheduled keynote speakers are John Sweller, Professor Emeritus at the University of New South Wales, and Karen Lee Ashcraft, an educational psychologist at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing is the premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks. Keynote speakers are Google Data Editor Simon Rogers and Instagram Co-founder Mike Krieger.
This year's CSCW conference, February 27-March 2, will allow remote participation via teleconferencing robots that can move throughout the entire conference site. CSCW planners believe that the experimental initiative may pave the way for greater accessibility to conferences in the future.
ACM is a sponsor of "Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace," an exhibit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The exhibit, on view through December 11, 2016, explores Ada's life through storytelling, live demonstrations, historical papers, and tours.
ACM has launched a local events initiative in several major US cities to help computer professionals like you build personal networks of smart technical people nearby. You can share work experiences and insight, discuss new research ideas and provide guidance in finding a job or launching a new venture.
There's a new mobile app for acmqueue, our magazine by and for practitioners, available for download via Google play and the Apple App Store. Also available as a desktop digital edition. The bimonthly issues are free to ACM Professional Members. (One-year subscription is $19.99 for non-ACM members.)
YFCC100M: The New Data in Multimedia Research
In this video, Bart Thomee of Yahoo Labs discusses the Yahoo Flickr Creative Commons 100 Million Dataset - the largest public multimedia collection ever released, which provides researchers with new opportunities to perform experiments, validate hypotheses, analyze designs, and build applications.
The 2016 South by Southwest Interactive Conference now includes 3 exciting ACM sessions:
Paul Debevec - "Lighting Hollywood's Real and Virtual Actors"
Patrick Baudisch - "What if We could 3D Print in One Second?"
Joe Konstan (Moderator) with Jeff Hancock, Elizabeth Churchill, and Duncan J. Watts - Panel: "Massive Online Experiments: Practical Advice"
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