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.
The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, with special events including a video featuring highlights of past conferences, an exhibit of physical and digital artifacts, and a panel of previous chairs discussing the past and future of SC, supercomputing, and HPC research. The scheduled keynote speaker is MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson, and 12 Invited Talks will also take place.