SIGCAS - Computers and Society
SIGCAS Outstanding Service Award
Awarded annually to the SIGCAS member who has made a significant contribution to furthering the mission and viability of SIGCAS.
SIGCAS Making a Difference Award
Awarded annually to an individual who is nationally or internationally recognized for promoting awareness of ethical and social impact issues related to computing and for providing leadership that encourages responsible action on the part of computer professionals.
ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.
With the theme "Generation New," SIGGRAPH will be a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in computer graphics, animation, virtual reality, games, digital art, mixed reality and emerging technologies. A Doctoral Consortium is being added this year. Rob Bredow, Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director, and Head of Industrial Light & Magic, will keynote.