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ACM Europe to Focus on Cybersecurity and HPC this week in Barcelona

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center will host the ACM Europe Conference this week, bringing together over 300 computer scientists from around the world. With main themes centering on Cybersecurity and High Performance Computing, the event takes place Sept. 7-8 in Barcelona.

In the cybersecurity track, Silvio Micali, who received the Turing Award in 2012, will deliver a keynote. Micali is a computer scientist and professor at MIT and a member of National Academy of Sciences. He is best known for some of his fundamental early work on public-key cryptosystems, digital signatures and secure multiparty computation.

Kathy Yelick

The high performance computing track will include a keynote given by Katherine Yelick, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2017, she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

The keynote will be followed by a panel, composed of top world experts in HPC. The panel will review progress and current plans for the worldwide roadmap towards exascale computing. Panelists include: Mateo Valero, Paul Messina, Satoshi Matsuoka, Alison Kennedy, Per Stenström and Qian Depei.

The WomENcourage 2017 scientific event will be co-located with ACM Europe, with a focus on networking and exploring career opportunities for women in computer science and related disciplines. In this edition, Núria Castell Ariño, from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, will be one of the conference chair.

While it is too late to register online, onsite registration is free for the ACM Europe.

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