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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...

2010-06-09 09:21:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- TriCipher, a leading provider of cloud-based Internet identity services, today announced that its Chief Cryptographer, Mihir Bellare, has been awarded the prestigious Paris Kanellakis Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The world's largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM grants the Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award to recognize work that achieves "significant and demonstrable effect on the practice...

2010-03-15 08:54:00

NEW YORK and BANGALORE, India, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) www.acm.org announced today that Eric Brewer, a professor at the University of California Berkeley, has been named the recipient of the 2009 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for his contributions to the design and development of highly scalable Internet services. Brewer laid the foundation for the giant data centers that make possible search, email, social networks,...

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2010-03-10 06:35:00

A Microsoft Corp. researcher won one of technology's most coveted prizes on Tuesday after he designed and built what is widely considered the first modern personal computer. The $250,000 Turing Award went to Charles Thacker, who led the hardware development at Xerox Corp.'s famous Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, in the 1970s.  He took part in developing innovative display and other technologies there that helped inspire future generations of computers. Thacker also co-invented the...

2010-03-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery today named Charles P. Thacker the winner of the 2009 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his pioneering design and realization of the Alto, the first modern personal computer, and the prototype for networked personal computers. Thacker's design, which he built while at Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), reflected a new vision of a self-sufficient, networked computer on every desk, equipped with innovations that are...


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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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