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Heading Into Midterms, USACM Re-emphasizes Role Of Technology In Elections
With mid-term Congressional elections fast approaching, USACM released a statement to emphasize the importance of voting technology in elections.  It echoes past statements from USACM on voting, including its 2013 remarks to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. ...Read More

  • (Posted on 16-Oct-14)
  • ACM Fellow Randal Bryant Joins White House Staff To Tackle Big Data
    Randal Bryant, University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has accepted a temporary assignment to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Bryant, an ACM Fellow since 2000 and the 1998 recipient of ACM’s Paris Kanellakis T ...Read More

  • (Posted on 25-Aug-14)
  • USACM Announces New Leadership
    ACM President Alex Wolf has appointed Ed Felten as Chair and Stuart Shapiro and Jeremy Epstein as Co-Vice Chairs of the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council. Alex Wolf thanked Eugene Spafford for his 16 years of dedicated service leading USACM as its Chair. Ed Felten is the Director of ...Read More

  • (Posted on 04-Aug-14)
  • ACM Europe Council and U.S. Public Policy Council Address Computing Issues in EU-US Free Trade Agreement
    The ACM Europe Council and the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council presented a consensus position on policy issues relevant to the computing field to negotiators of a new EU-U.S. free trade agreement. ACM Europe Council Chair Fabrizio Gagliardi delivered the remarks for consideration ...Read More

  • (Posted on 04-Aug-14)
  • UCLA Sanjam Garg Wins ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
    The ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to the author of the best doctoral dissertation in computer science and engineering. Sanjam Garg, who earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013, has won the annual ACM Doct ...Read More

  • (Posted on 10-May-14)
  • ACM Presidential Award Winner – Mehran Sahami
    The ACM Presidential Award is given at the discretion of the ACM President, to individuals whose contributions in computing fall within the goals of the ACM. The ACM Presidential Award goes to Mehran Sahami, a Professor and Associate Chair for Education in the Computer Science De ...Read More

  • (Posted on 01-May-14)