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Members of the ACM Future of Computing Academy will develop new modes of participation, collaboration and career support for the benefit of their own and future generations. Apply now to join this elite group: http://ow.ly/GMmM307cqpM
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Nominations for CSTA Board of Directors positions for 2017-2019 are now open! Computer Science Teachers Association encourages interested CSTA members to self-nominate or to encourage other qualified members to submit an application. The call for nominations closes 1/31.

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Historically, healthcare systems have been reactive in efforts to combat widespread disease. Now, with advances in computing sciences and the proliferation of data sources, healthcare professionals providers and analysts can theoretically work together to take proactive measures against pandemics, though political and scientific hurdles often stand in the way. In this ACM Huffington Post blog, Alex Vespignani discusses the urgent need to develop collaboration methods and scientific initiatives to advance this field.

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Researchers and practitioners at all phases of their careers (undergrad, PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to apply for the next Heidelberg Laureate Forum, for a chance to personally interact with laureates of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics and computer science, including the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the ACM Prize in Computing. Applications are due February 14, 2017.

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Joining the ACM Future of Computing Academy is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to expand your professional network to include accomplished young professions from diverse areas of computing. Apply now: ow.ly/42Ry307cqeX
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ACM is pleased to congratulate Tintu Thomas, Ruth G. Lennon, and Tanmoy Mukherjee on being the top recruiters in the Ambassadors for ACM member recruitment program for the fourth quarter of 2016! The Ambassador program is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of eligibility to earn prizes, rewards and bonus gifts with each referral. Learn more about rules, recruitment tips and tools, and prizes:

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What is heterogeneous computing, and why is it becoming the norm? How do we deal with it, from both the software side and the hardware side? In acmqueue, Mohamed Zahran provides answers to some of these questions and presents different points of view on others.

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ProjectCSGIRLS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in computing and technology. They aim to instill a love for computing and technology in middle school girls, and to encourage them to develop ideas that are powerful, disruptive, and cutting-edge.

Register now for the 2017 ProjectCSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls! ow.ly/5va23089NZ7
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Registrations for ACM's Celebration of 50 Years of the Turing Award are now open! This conference, which will take place on June 23 - 24, 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, is the culmination of a year of commemorating 50 years of the Turing Award, the visionaries who have received it, and the significant impact that their contributions have had on computing and society. ACM Turing laureates will join other award recipients and ACM experts in moderated panel discussions exploring how computing has evolved and where the field is headed.

Registration is free of charge for ACM members. Space is limited. Register now: ow.ly/F1ve3087HBM
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"Apart from being injurious to certain groups, algorithms that unwittingly discriminate also risk legal blowback. If a company’s credit scoring, resident-matching or career planning application is found to discriminate against someone based on personal characteristics such as gender, race or sexual preference, they could be vulnerable in a lawsuit. This becomes a business risk stemming directly from new technology developments that CIOs should be aware of."

Interesting analysis of algorithmic bias in light of last week's guidelines provided by the ACM US Public Policy Council: http://ow.ly/gR673085HFh
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The concept of "time-sharing," in which a computer would switch rapidly between numerous programs, was proposed by several scholars at the end of the 1950s as a way to meet access management challenges. Time-sharing required a computer to interrupt a running job, save its state, restore another job, and start it up where it had been interrupted – an extremely sophisticated procedure for the computing technology of the time. In 1961, Fernando J. “Corby” Corbato built the initial version of the Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS) and demonstrated it in November of that year. Later, working in an interdepartmental initiative at MIT known as Project MAC, Corbato was instrumental in developing a second-generation replacement for CTSS called Multics: Multiplexed Information and Computing Services. This went on to become a prototype of a "computer utility" that provides computing and storage service to a large user community.

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Algorithms are used to make decisions that impact everything from the content in your social media feeds to your credit score. Industry forecasters believe that applications of automated decision-making will proliferate rapidly. One of the major challenges of this emerging reality is to ensure that algorithms do not reinforce harmful and/or unfair biases. Recognizing the ubiquity of algorithms in our daily lives, as well as their far-reaching impact, the ACM US Public Policy Council ACM US Public Policy Council today issued a “Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability,” which includes a statement as well as seven principles intended to address potential harmful bias in algorithms, designed to be consistent with ACM’s Code of Ethics.


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Advancing computing as a science and a profession
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ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society with 100,000+ members, unites computing professionals, educators, and researchers from industry, academia, and government, to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, supporting members’ professional development, and promoting policies and research that benefit society.