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ACM Names Jack Dongarra Winner of 2021 Turing Award for Contributions to HPC

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named Jack J. Dongarra recipient of the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled high performance computational software to keep pace with exponential hardware improvements for over four decades. Dongarra is a University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical […]

ACM SIGHPC’s Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award: Call for Nominations

Nominations are open for the ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing (EWL/TC), a biennial award open to any woman who has engaged in HPC and technical computing research, education or practice for five to 15 years since receiving her highest degree. This ACM SIGHPC award is presented every two years during the annual […]

May 1 Deadline ACM–IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship

Nominations are open (link to form is below) for the ACM–IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship, which honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers available. The awards are presented each November at the annual SC Conference, […]

UT Austin’s Scott Aaronson Awarded ACM Price for Work in Quantum

New York, April 14, 2021 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced that Scott Aaronson has been named the recipient of the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing for groundbreaking contributions to quantum computing. Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. The […]

Compiler Pioneers Aho, Ullman Win ACM’s Turing Award

Sometimes referred to as the “Nobel Prize of computing,” the A.M. Turing Award this year will go to Alfred Vaino Aho and Jeffrey David Ullman, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced today. Aho is the Lawrence Gussman Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Columbia University, and Ullman is the Stanford W. Ascherman Professor Emeritus of Computer […]

Nominations Open for ACM SIGHPC Computational & Data Science Fellowships for Diversity in Data and Computational Science

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (ACM SIGHPC) has created the Computational and Data Science Fellowships, a continuation of the program started with Intel to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science. Targeted at women or students from racial/ethnic backgrounds who have […]

Argonne’s Rick Stevens named ACM Fellow

Rick Stevens has been named a Fellow of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM). Stevens is associate laboratory director of the Computing, Environment and Life Sciences directorate at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and a professor of computer science at the University of Chicago. Stevens was honored “for outstanding contributions in […]

Georgia Tech’s Vivek Sarkar Wins 2020 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) have named Vivek Sarkar of Georgia Institute of Technology winner of the 2020 ACM/IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Sarkar is recognized for “foundational technical contributions to the area of programmability and productivity in parallel computing, as well as leadership contributions to professional service, mentoring, […]

ACM To Hold AI in Finance Conference October 14-16

New York, Oct. 6, 2020 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, will hold the inaugural ACM International Conference on AI in Finance (ICAIF), virtually from October 14-16. Advances in artificial intelligence are having significant impacts on finance, including financial markets, financial services, and the global financial system more broadly. ICAIF is a new scholarly conference to […]

KDD 2020 Data Mining Conference Goes Virtual Aug. 23-27

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM SIGKDD) will hold its flagship annual conference, KDD 2020, virtually, August 23-27. The KDD conference series, started in 1989, is the world’s oldest and largest data mining conference, and is the venue where concepts such as big data, data science, […]