Manish Gupta is Director of Google Research India, and the Infosys Foundation Chair Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore. At Google, Gupta leads a team that is working in areas including machine learning, natural language understanding, computer vision, and multi-agent systems. A member of the ACM India Council, he was named an ACM Fellow for contributions to high performance computing software and compiler optimizations, among other honors.
ACM Selects are themed shortlists curated by subject matter experts for both serious and emerging computing professionals, with the goal of providing new ways to discover relevant resources, either through ACM or authenticated by ACM-affiliated specialists. The latest Selects cover People in Computing #7: Women in Hardware and Programming Languages and Spotlight on Computing in Bangladesh.
Rute C. Sofia is the Industrial IoT Head at fortiss, the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software intensive services and systems in Munich, Germany. She is also an Invited Associate Professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias in Lisbon, Portugal, and an Associate Researcher at ISTAR, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. Sofia is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE, and an N2Women Awards Co-chair. She was recently elected a Councilor of the ACM Europe Council.
ACM's Practitioner Board has created ACM ByteCast, a new podcast series in which hosts Rashmi Mohan, Jessica Bell, and Scott Hanselman interview researchers, practitioners, and innovators who are at the intersection of computing research and practice. In each monthly episode, guests will share their experiences, the lessons they’ve learned, and their own visions for the future of computing.
Listen to the latest episode featuring Luiz Andre Barroso of Google, where he drove transformation of hyperscale computing infrastructure and led engineering for key products like Google Maps. Luiz is a Google Fellow and Head of the Office of Cross-Google Engineering (XGE), responsible for company-wide technical coordination. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Engineering in Google Maps and led the Core team, the group primarily responsible for the technical foundation behind Google's flagship products. Prior to Google, Luiz was a member of the research staff at Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq, where his group did some of the pioneering work on multi-core architectures. He co-authored The Datacenter as a Computer, the first textbook to describe the architecture of warehouse-scale computing systems. Luiz is a Fellow of ACM and AAAS.
The Computing Research Association (CRA) -- the premier member organization of academic departments, laboratories, and industry centers aimed at advancing computing research to change the world -- seeks an inclusive, transparent, and enterprising leader to serve as its next Executive Director. The next Executive Director has a unique opportunity to lead CRA to effect change that benefits both computing research and society at large. Learn more here.
By highlighting successful technical women who are leading diverse careers in the technology industry, ACM-W’s webinar series, “Celebrating Technology Leaders,” aims to inform students and early-career professionals about the multitude of career options open to them. Episodes have featured tech returnships, tech entrepreneurship, UI/UX, data science, robotics, and cybersecurity. Visit https://women.acm.org/celebrating-technology-leaders/ to view on-demand.
ACM Focus is a new way to explore the breadth and variety of ACM content, and to stay current with the latest trends in your technical community. ACM Focus consists of a set of AI-curated custom feeds by subject, each serving up a focused set of the latest relevant ACM content that provides overall awareness of relevant ACM activities, people, talks and a variety of published works. Examples of topic categories include AI, Web, Applied Computing, Society, Graphics, and more. The feeds are built in an automated fashion and are refined as you interact with them. Explore ACM Focus today!
The 15th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event, with sessions livestreamed and recorded for remote access. Workshops will cover topics including Graph Neural Networks for Recommendation and Search, News Recommendation and Analytics, Podcast Recommendations, Recommender Systems for Human Resources, and much more. Industry talks will feature a wide range of speakers from AstraZenica to Salesforce.
The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. Sessions will cover Detecting Cheapfakes; Multimedia in Outdoor and Mobile Environments; video streaming technologies; and much more. Keynotes will be delivered by Caitlin Kalinowski (Facebook), Chris Bregler (Google), and Sriram Sethuraman and Deepthi Nandakumar (Amazon Prime Video).
The conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Design of Communication will be hybrid this year, with virtual presentations and optional in-person meetup hubs across eight locations worldwide. The theme of SIGDOC 2021 is "Advocacy, Accountability, and Coalitions Across Contexts," which will be explored in the contexts of communication design, user experience practice, teaching and learning, and professional and technical communication.
Read "Human Detection of Machine-Manipulated Media," by Matthew Groh, Ziv Epstein, Nick Obradovich, Manuel Cebrian, Iyad Rahwan, a contributed article in the October 2021 issue of Communications of the ACM.
As privacy violations have become rampant and calls for better measures to protect sensitive, personally identifiable information have primarily resulted in bureaucratic policies satisfying almost no one, differential privacy is emerging as a potential solution. In “Differential Privacy: The Pursuit of Protections by Default,” a Case Study in ACM Queue, Google’s Damien Desfontaines and Miguel Guevara reflect with Jim Waldo and Terry Coatta on the engineering challenges that lie ahead for differential privacy, as well as what remains to be done to achieve their ultimate goal of providing privacy protection by default.
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ACM recently updated its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The revised Code of Ethics addresses the significant advances in computing technology since the 1992 version, as well as the growing pervasiveness of computing in all aspects of society. To promote the Code throughout the computing community, ACM created a booklet, which includes the Code, case studies that illustrate how the Code can be applied to situations that arise in everyday practice and suggestions on how the Code can be used in educational settings and in companies and organizations. Download a PDF of the ACM Code booklet.