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2008-09-12 09:00:21

Student computer programmers from universities around the world once again will merge left with right brain thinking as they begin the quest to earn coveted spots among the information technology (IT) elite at the 33rd annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM). Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the competition challenges students to solve real-world problems using open technology and advanced computing...

2008-09-09 03:00:23

By Beard, Debbie Schwieger, Dana; Surendran, Ken ABSTRACT The growing demand for verification that students are, indeed, learning what they need to learn is driving institutions and programs to develop tools for assessing the level of knowledge and skills of their graduating students. One such tool, the Information Systems Analyst (ISA) certification, is a recently developed instrument for measuring eight skill areas based upon the IS2002 Model Curriculum. While the exam strongly evaluates...

2008-08-22 12:00:26

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced that Dr. Raghu Ramakrishnan, Yahoo! vice president, research fellow and chief scientist for the Audience Technology and Cloud Computing & Data Infrastructure (CCDI) groups, has been awarded the 2008 Innovation Award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD). ACM's SIGKDD Innovation Award is the highest technical award in the fields of...

2008-08-17 18:00:20

SIGGRAPH 2008 Brian Ban, +1-773-454-7423 cell media@siggraph.org Logo: http://www.siggraph.org/s2008/ ACM SIGGRAPH announced the Computer Animation Festival's Best of Show, Jury Award, Student Prize, Audience Prize, and a special Well Told Fable Prize for SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. "The caliber of submissions this year was truly phenomenal, which made the jury's job especially difficult," said...

2008-08-13 14:39:50

The images of rocks, clouds, marble and other textures that serve as background images and details for 3D video games are often hand painted and thus costly to generate. A breakthrough from a UC San Diego computer science undergraduate now offers video game developers the possibility of high quality yet lightweight images for 3D video games that are generated "on the fly" and are free of stretch marks, flickering and other artifacts. The advance is being presented this week at one of the most...

2008-08-06 03:00:26

SIGGRAPH 2008 Brian Ban +1.773.454.7423 +1.773.915.5050 fax media@siggraph.org Logo: http://www.siggraph.org/s2008 Powerhouse production company Lucasfilm will present an exclusive advance screening of their highly-anticipated animated film "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" as part of the new Production Studio Nights at the SIGGRAPH 2008 Computer Animation Festival. Hosted by John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor from Industrial Light & Magic, the evening will begin with a...

2008-06-18 12:00:26

SIGGRAPH 2008: Who: SIGGRAPH 2008 cordially invites you to attend a private, invite-only media preview of this year's newly expanded Computer Animation Festival as well as other highlights of the overall Conference & Exhibition. Note: You must register by the deadline and admittance is for qualified media only. Attendance is limited by room capacity What: This summer in Los Angeles, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, the world's foremost computer animation film festival...

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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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