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ACM letter concerning proposed changes at the University of Florida

Social media has been abuzz with comments on proposed changes at the University of Florida’s department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. The ACM has sent the following letter to the president of the University of Florida, expressing our … Continue reading

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How did the leopard get its spots? Codebreaker Alan Turing was right all along – Telegraph

It is amazing to see just how much Alan Turing contributed to science. 60 years after publication, we have just identified an example of biological activator-inhibitor morphogens that he predicted as an explanation of the occurrence of stripes and spots in … Continue reading

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CS2013 Strawman Curriculum Standard now available « Computing Education Blog

The CS2013 Strawman Curriculum Standard is now available and will be open for comments shortly. Comments are expected to remain open until July 15, 2012. There will also be a panel session at SIGCSE-12 scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2012. … Continue reading

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ACM’s role in public policy

There has been a call out in various social media outlets asking me, in my role as ACM president, to state ACM’s position with respect to upcoming legislation such as Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Protect IP, and Research Works … Continue reading

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Increased Cooperation with IEEE-CS

Early in 2011, IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) President Sorel Reisman and I began discussing how IEEE-CS and ACM could work together more cooperatively. We shared that news with our members in a “Letter from the Presidents” published in the August is- … Continue reading

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David Patterson – Enlist Computer Scientists in Cancer Fight – NYTimes.com

There’s a great article in the New York Times today by former ACM President David Patterson calling for computer scientists to join the fight against cancer. David Patterson – Enlist Computer Scientists in Cancer Fight – NYTimes.com.

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50 years ago – First computer to sing – Daisy Bell – YouTube

“Daisy Bell” was composed by Harry Dacre in 1892. In 1961, the IBM 7094 became the first computer to sing, singing the song Daisy Bell. Vocals were programmed by John Kelly and Carol Lockbaum and the accompaniment was programmed by … Continue reading

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Sheryl Sandberg Keynote @ Grace Hopper Conference – Nov 10 2011on Facebook Tech Talks – live streaming video powered by Livestream

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, gave a wonderful keynote speech at the Grace Hopper Conference on November 10th. In particular she recognized the work that Maria Klawe, past ACM President, has achieved in just five years at Harvey Mudd College. Sheryl … Continue reading

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Intel Museum – The Intel 4004

The intel 4004 celebrates its 40th birthday today. In 1969, Nippon Calculating Machine Corporation requested that Intel design 12 custom chips for its new Busicom 141-PF printing calculator. Instead of creating a dozen custom chips specifically for the calculator, Intel’s … Continue reading

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 : Technical Papers Trailer – YouTube

Get a preview of the papers that will be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 in Hong Kong. SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 : Technical Papers Trailer – YouTube.

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