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2011-06-29 08:44:42

Many reading tasks require individuals to not only read a document, but also to understand, learn from and retain the information in it. For this type of reading, experts recommend a process called active reading, which involves highlighting, outlining and taking notes on the text. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed software that facilitates an innovative approach to active reading. Taking advantage of touch-screen tablet computers, the LiquidText software...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Husband-and-Wife Team Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson Honored with Association for Computing Machinery's 2011 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award New York, NY (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson, authors of Pearson's Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python, A Multimedia Approach, 2/e, and Introduction to Computing and Programming with Java: A Multimedia Approach, 1/e, have received the Association for Computing Machinery's 2011 Karl V. Karlstrom...

2011-06-01 06:10:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that Xilinx Research Labs Fellow, Steve Trimberger, has been chosen by the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) to be inducted into the class of 2010 ACM fellows for his achievements in computer science and information technology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020822/XLNXLOGO) Recognition as an ACM fellow is the most prestigious member grade granted to the top one percent of ACM...

2011-05-31 08:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from Zhejiang University have been crowned World Champions of the 2011 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) on Monday, May 30. Sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM), the competition, also known as the "Battle of the Brains," challenged 105 university teams to solve some of the most challenging computer programming problems in just five hours. Click here to watch a video summary of the...

2011-05-26 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 university students from around the globe will gather in Orlando, FL., May 27 - 31 to compete in the 35th Annual World Finals of the IBM-sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest, also known as the Battle of the Brains. The world's oldest and most prestigious computer programming contest, the Battle of the Brains will test the mental endurance of these students as they attempt to solve a semester's worth of computer...

2011-05-09 13:03:00

NSF-Sponsored Summit Gathers Ideas to Craft Community College Computing Courses The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) last week released a report that addresses a fundamental question about community colleges: why are so many of them unable to successfully secure federal funding for computing programs? The report, "Digitally Enhancing America's Community Colleges," offers recommendations designed to spur new grant proposals, inventive...

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2011-05-02 14:55:00

By Hannah Hickey, University of Washington A study of how University of Washington graduate students integrated an Amazon Kindle DX into their course reading provides the first long-term investigation of e-readers in higher education. While some of the study's findings were expected "“ students want improved support for taking notes, checking references and viewing figures "“ the authors also found that allowing people to switch between reading styles, and providing the reader...

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2011-03-10 07:38:03

The prestigious Alan Mathison Turing Award was awarded to a Harvard University professor whose machine learning research helped to create an IBM computer that defeated two human competitors on a recent "Jeopardy!" tournament. Leslie Valiant, a computer science and applied mathematics professor, was honored for his "contributions to the development of computational learning theory and to the broader theory of computer science," the Association for Computing Machinery said on Wednesday. The...

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2010-12-06 11:10:00

Most schools teach how to use computers, but nothing deeper Computer-related technology is increasingly driving the U.S. economy, yet computer science education is scant in most American elementary and secondary school classrooms and the number of introductory and Advanced Placement courses in computer science has actually declined in the last five years, according to a report released this fall. "Some states and some schools are offering some really excellent courses," said Mark Stehlik,...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Communications of the ACM to Assess Inclusion of PubCasts and Videos San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 SciVee, the leading video platform solutions provider to the scientific, technical and medical market, announced today that the Association for Computing Machinery has agreed to assess the SciVee video platform for Communications of the ACM, its flagship publication and the most highly cited journal in the field of computer science. The six-month trial is to determine how SciVee...


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2012-05-15 08:19:42

The Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (JACM) is the official journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). It was established in 1954 and is published bi monthly by the ACM. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Victor Vianu (University of California, San Diego). It is peer-reviewed and covers computer science and science in general, especially theoretical aspects. The scope of the journal is based on areas covered by the Editorial Board, and these areas are...

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