SIGSAC - Security, Audit and Control
SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award
Presented annually for outstanding and innovative technical contributions to the field of computer and communication security that have had lasting impact in furthering or understanding the theory and/or development of commercial systems. The award includes a prize of $1,000.
SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award
Presented annually for significant contribution to the field of computer and communication security through fostering research and development activities, educating students, and such professional services as the running of professional societies and conferences. The award includes a prize of $1,000.
SIGSAC Doctoral Dissertation Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Computer and Information Security
This award recognizes excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer and information security. The winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at the ACM CCS conference. The winner receives a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium and a complimentary registration to the current year’s ACM CCS Conference. The runners-up each receive a plaque.
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 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is a premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity. Keynote speakers include Shiri Azenkot, Director of the Enhancing Ability Lab at Cornell; Shirley Malcom head of Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS; Ron Perez, Intel Fellow and technical lead for security architecture pathfinding in the Data Center Group (DCG) at Intel Corp.; and Moshe Y. Vardi, the George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University.