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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...

2010-02-05 10:00:00

HARBIN, China, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students from Shanghai Jiaotong University have been crowned the 2010 ACM (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Champions. Sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM), the competition took place today at Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in Harbin, China, home of the International Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Referred to as "The Battle of the Brains," the ACM...

2010-01-25 12:30:00

HARBIN, China, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The world's elite computer programmers will travel to Harbin, China next week to compete in the oldest, most prestigious computer programming contest in the World. Affectionately known as the "Battle of the Brains," the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM) will take place February 1-5, 2010. Harbin Engineering University (HEU) will host the event during...

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2009-12-10 09:08:05

With computer science education critical in the 21st century economy, Congress declares December 6-12 Computer Science Education Week It's one of the most vexing paradoxes facing the U.S. today, even if most people are not aware of it. American IT and software companies dominate the world market place and the vast majority of colleges and universities have excellent computer science programs, yet at the K-12 level, computer science education is almost nonexistent. Meanwhile, other countries...

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2009-11-09 10:25:00

Authentication research aims to make it harder to crack security questions If you forget your password when logging into an e-mail or online shopping Web site, the site will likely ask you a security question: What is your mother's maiden name? Where were you born? The trouble is that such questions are not very secure. More people than you may think will know your answers. And if they don't, it might not be hard to search for it online or even make a lucky guess. But Rutgers computer...

2009-10-12 16:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Student computer programmers from universities around the world will battle for a spot to attend the World Finals of the 34th annual Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM). Referred to as the Battle of the Brains, this competition challenges students to solve real-world problems using open technology and advanced computing methods under a grueling five-hour deadline....

2009-05-22 06:00:00

Engler Recognized For Excellence in Software Quality Research SAN FRANCISCO, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the software integrity company, today announced that company co-founder Dawson Engler was awarded the Grace Murray Hopper Award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his groundbreaking research on automated program checking that finds defects in complex computer software. In naming Dr. Engler to this award, ACM noted that, "Dawson Engler introduces and develops...


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Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery
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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