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The U.S. Senate confirmed on Thursday the appointment of ACM Fellow, Princeton professor and former USACM (now ACMTPC) chair Ed Felten to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a bipartisan agency within the executive branch.

Felten, whose research spans a range of privacy and security questions, including voting security and cryptography, has been an advocate of more computer scientists and other people with technical backgrounds serving in government. He will be the first computer scientist to serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. “National security is one of the areas where that participation is particularly needed,” he said.

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Susan Eggers’ work was integral to one of the most important advancements in computer architecture in the past 30 years: developing and helping to commercialize simultaneous multithreaded (SMT) processors. Eggers and her colleagues at the University of Washington presented several landmark papers that demonstrated the underlying concepts, performance benefits and implementation simplicity of SMT, a technique that permits multiple independent sequences of programmed instructions (threads) to better utilize a computer’s resources by converting their thread parallelism to a simpler instruction-level parallelism.

Widely recognized as one of the leading computer architects in the field, Eggers is the first woman to receive the ACM - IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award, and was also named a 2009-2010 ACM Athena Lecturer and an ACM Fellow.

Learn more about Goldsmith and other inspiring #WomenInComputing at www.acm.org/ada-lovelace-day

#WomenInSTEM #AdaLovelaceDay
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Andrea Goldsmith’s work helped take wireless systems and networks to a new level of performance and paved the way for previously impossible applications of this technology, including the use of WiFi signals in in cellular devices. In 2005, Goldsmith co-founded Quantenna Communication that leveraged the dynamic multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) beamforming to bring multiple home HDTV video streaming to market.

Goldsmith was named the 2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer for her contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications, and for the successful transfer of research to commercial technology. She devotes significant time to mentoring women students, postdocs, and junior faculty and promoting women in academia and industry.
Learn more about Goldsmith and other inspiring #WomenInComputing at www.acm.org/ada-lovelace-day

#WomenInSTEM #AdaLovelaceDay
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ACM’s celebration of women in computing following #AdaLovelaceDay now shines the spotlight on Amanda Randles. By developing HARVEY, a massively parallel circulatory simulation code capable of modeling the full human arterial system at subcellular resolution, Amanda Randles made an incredible contribution not only to computing, but to healthcare as well. By placing such a meticulously detailed roadmap of the human body in the hands of physicians and medical researchers, HARVEY is capable of fostering discoveries that will serve as a basis for improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of human diseases.

Randles received the 2017 ACM Grace Murray Hopper award for this outstanding innovation.

Learn more about Randles and other inspiring #WomenInComputing at www.acm.org/ada-lovelace-day #WomenInSTEM
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Today, ACM’s month-long celebration of women in computing focuses on Dina Katabi – an amazing innovator in wireless networking who led a team that pioneered the use of wireless signals in applications that can sense humans behind walls, determine their movements and even surmise their emotional states. Katabi received the 2017 ACM Prize in Computing for this breakthrough work, and she also received the 2012 Grace Murray Hopper Award (with Martin Casado) and is an ACM Fellow.

In this "Communications of the ACM" Video Feature, Katabi describes the revolutionary research that led to EQ-Radio -- a new technology that can infer a person's emotions from RF signals reflected off their body.

View the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAfYRWUF9eI&feature=youtu.be

Learn more about Katabi and other inspiring #WomenInComputing at www.acm.org/ada-lovelace-day #AdaLovelaceDay hashtag#WomenInSTEM
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On October 14, the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) will kick off in Berlin. UIST is the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces. Sponsored by ACM special interest groups on computer-human interaction (ACM SIG CHI) and computer graphics (ACM SIGGRAPH), UIST brings together people from diverse areas including graphical & web user interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality, multimedia, new input & output devices, and CSCW. The intimate size and intensive program make UIST an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and ideas.

We hope you'll join us in Berlin! Find out more about #UIST2018: http://ow.ly/Sr9m30mbbGF
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CALL FOR PAPERS: ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS)

ACM TOCS presents research and development results on the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and use of computer systems and systems software.

Get more info and submit a manuscript: http://ow.ly/nCkI30mb4CW
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On Thursday, October 18th, at 11 am EDT (15:00 UTC), ACM will host a #TwitterChat on ethics in computing, and members of the ACM Committee on Professional Ethics will join! Follow and join the conversation with #ACMCodeOfEthics.
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ACM Distinguished Speaker Dr. Lora Aroyo is currently a visiting professor at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute, as well as Chief of Science for the video search and discovery platform Tagasauris, and president of UM Inc., a society of researchers and practitioners who are interested in developing adaptive systems and personalizing users’ experience with systems.

Dr. Aroyo is involved in a number of research projects, conferences, workshops and tutorials focusing on crowdsourcing and human computation, collecting data, data quality assessment, and especially hybrid human-AI systems for understanding text, image and video. She previously headed the User-centric Data Science Group at the Department of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and is a four-time holder of the IBM Faculty Award for her work on CrowdTruth.

Learn more about Dr. Aroyo, and find out how to request a lecture: http://ow.ly/puxc50jf94O"
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The ACM US Technology Policy Committee joins Common Cause, the National Election Defense Coalition, and R Street Institute in issuing the report “Email and Internet Voting," which underscores the hashtag #evotingthreat and advocates for paper ballots in all elections. http://ow.ly/7bvT30maVaT
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