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ACM Names Fellows for Achievements in Computing

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced the names of 47 members who will be recognized as ACM Fellows for their exceptional contributions to computing. Fellowship is ACM's most prestigious member grade, and is held by only 1% of ACM members. The 2014 ACM Fellows hail from some of the world’s leading universities, corporations and research labs.

ACM Transactions on Graphics Seeks Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Graphics is the foremost peer-reviewed journal in the field of computer graphics. The term of the journal's current editor-in-chief -- Julie Dorsey of Yale University -- is ending, and the ACM Publications Board has assembled a nomination committee to aid the board in its selection of Ms. Dorsey's successor, whose term will begin January 1, 2015. 

ACM Turing Award Prize Quadrupled to $1 Million

The Association for Computing Machinery's A.M. Turing Award has been described as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," and is revered by many as the greatest honor in the field. Though highly regarded by computing professionals, the Turing Award comes with a monetary prize that, while significant, has traditionally been much smaller than other cash awards disbursed with prizes of similar gravity, such as the Nobel Prize. The 2013 Nobel Prizes were accompanied by cash awards of 8 million Swedish krona (roughly equivalent to $1 million U.S. dollars).

Explore the Latest Computing Research on Your Phone

According to the market research site AppData, the three most popular mobile applications at the time of this article's publication are: "Candy Crush," "Farm Heroes" and "Pet Rescue."

Though there's nothing wrong with passing the time lining up shapes and colors on a digital game board, computing professionals might be interested to know that there's a new -- and somewhat more stimulating -- alternative for mobile diversion: the ACM Digital Library app.

ACM Announces 2013 Fellows

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced the names of the 2013 ACM Fellows, an honor bestowed upon inidividuals who have achieved significant advances in computing research and development.

The contributions of the 50 members named as 2013 Fellows span multiple disciplines within the field of computing. They hail from the world’s leading universities, corporations and research labs.

ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry

The 29th ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of the Computational Geometry Week. We invite submissions of high-quality papers, videos, and multimedia presentations describing original research addressing computational problems in a geometric setting, in particular their algorithmic solutions, implementation issues, applications, and mathematical foundations.

Encore Has It All

If you weren’t able to attend SIGGRAPH 2012 or want a refresher before you head to Anaheim for SIGGRAPH 2013, visit Encore. ACM SIGGRAPH members enjoy free access to Encore video presentations. These conference presentations can be downloaded or streamed from the Digital Library. Check out this great content here.