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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...

2009-04-28 05:00:00

$150,000 Prize to Cornell's Kleinberg for Contemporary Contributions in Computer Science NEW YORK and BANGALORE, India, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) www.acm.org announced today that Jon Kleinberg, a professor at Cornell University, is the recipient of the 2008 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for his contributions to improving Web search techniques that allow billions of Web users worldwide to find relevant, credible...

2009-04-21 10:26:00

Award Ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall Where the Nobel Prizes Are Presented STOCKHOLM, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students from St. Petersburg State University of IT, Mechanics and Optics are crowned the 2009 ACM (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Champions in the Stockholm Concert Hall where the Nobel Prizes are presented every year. Sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM), the competition took place today at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). (Logo:...

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2009-03-31 09:10:00

Women involved in computer science say more girls should consider a career in this exciting field When the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) awarded Barbara Liskov the prestigious Turing Award earlier this month, their decision and timing were perfect--Liskov is a true pioneer in her field and March is National Women's History Month. In addition to making the types of "foundational innovations" that the ACM cited in awarding the MIT professor the honor often described as the 'Nobel...

2009-03-10 08:00:00

MIT's Liskov, First U.S. Woman Ph.D. in Computer Science, Pioneered the Standard for Modern Programming Language and Software Reliability NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Barbara Liskov of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) the winner of the 2008 ACM A.M. Turing Award. The award cites Liskov for her foundational innovations to designing and building the pervasive computer system designs that power daily life. Her...

2009-02-02 08:18:00

NEW YORK and BEIJING, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. ("China ACM") (OTC Bulletin Board: CADC), a leading provider of ready-mix concrete in China, today announced the launch of its new investor relations networking hub powered by AGORACOM Investor Relations ("AGORACOM") (http://www.agoracom.com) for the purpose of facilitating the company's visibility and communications among the online community of small-cap investors. Services will be...

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2008-12-11 10:25:00

The world has gone digital in just about everything we do. Almost every iota of information we access these days is stored in some kind of digital form and accessed electronically -- text, charts, images, video, music, you name it. The key questions are: Will your data be there when you need it? And who's going to preserve it? In the December 2008 edition of Communications of the ACM, the monthly magazine of the Association for Computing Machinery, Dr. Fran Berman, director of the San Diego...

2008-12-11 09:42:30

A total of 13 new technologies in computer graphics and interactive techniques, including 3D graphics and animation, intuitive human-computer interaction technologies and neural signal processing, will be introduced by Singapore's A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) at Asia's version of the world's largest and most prestigious computer graphics show, SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques).At the A*STAR exhibit, Dec. 11 to 13, at the SIGGRAPH...


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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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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