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How We Lost the Women in Computing

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

We cannot understand the current gender disparity in computing without understanding the history of women in computing. How did we lose the women in computing? They did not just leave; they were pushed out.

Toward Sustainable Access

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

The publishing landscape is changing, and ACM with it. We take this opportunity to describe what ACM thinks about recent trends, recent changes, and the future.

Iran Confirms Arrest of British Computer Science Professor

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:22

A spokesman for Iran's judiciary has confirmed that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian academic, has been arrested on security charges.

Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:03

Students from the United States and Japan will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station.

Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:18

Army researchers have discovered what experienced information security teams already know: actual human interaction isn't a key to success when you already know your role on the team.

U.S. Army Makes a Virtual North Korea for Training

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:00

The U.S. Army is creating a virtual duplicate of our planet in which to drill troops.

Scientists Plan European AI Hub to Compete With U.S.

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:00

Europe's leading scientists have crafted plans for a multinational European institute for artificial intelligence research.

Who's Firing? (Qualcomm, GoPro, and IBM, Again) Who's Hiring? (Facebook, Apple, Amazon)

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:35

In what has practically turned into an annual sign of spring, IBM rained layoff notices down on its tech workforce in late March and again in April.

British-Iranian Computer Scientist Detained in Iran, British Officials Say

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:34

Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College London and a political activist, has been arrested by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, according to the Center for Human Rights in Iran.

Reuters Top 100: Europe's Most Innovative Universities – 2018

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:47

For the third year running KU Leuven tops Reuters ranking of Europe's most innovative universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries.

Chinese Tech Companies Turn to Games to Get Kids Interested in STEM

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:24

The CodeCombat video game requires players to write Python or JavaScript to direct a character's movements.

When John Doerr Brought a 'Gift' to Google's Founders

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:02

On a fall day in 1999, in the heart of Silicon Valley, I arrived at a two-story, L-shaped structure off the 101 freeway. It was young Google's headquarters, and I'd come with a gift.

Enigma Machine Collection Recalls Computer Science Victory

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:14

Carnegie Mellon University will hire a researcher from the Library of Congress to help it decode a collection that includes two WWII German Enigma machines.

The 14 Most Popular Programming Languages, According to a Study of 100,000 Developers

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:34

It's a good time to learn how to code.

Using Data Science to Improve Public Policy

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:28

Data science, engineering, and policy students teamed up to explore solutions to real societal challenges at the MIT Policy Hackathon. 

Sitting with the Cyber-Sleuths Who Track Cryptocurrency Criminals

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:59

Spiky yellow and blue shapes begin to fill a screen that spans an entire wall in a lab at Imperial College London.

Andrea Goldsmith Receives ACM Athena Lecturer Award

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:00

Stanford University professor Andrea Goldsmith has received the ACM Athena Lecturer Award.

Soaring Salaries in AI Research

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:44

Salaries for top artificial intelligence researchers have skyrocketed because there are not many people who understand the technology and thousands of companies want to work with it.

Winners of the 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Announced

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:24

Three students from Moscow State University earned the title of World Champions at the 2018 World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, held at Peking University.

Gender Parity in Science 'Generations Away'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:53

Female researchers remain comparatively scarce in academic publishing, with some fields to remain male-dominated for centuries.