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July 2004


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ACM 2004 Awards Banquet: Images from an Evening Celebrating Excellence

Winners of the prestigious ACM Awards were feted at ACM's annual Awards Banquet, held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in June. Every year, ACM honors top achievers in the various disciplines of computing. Nominations for next year's awards are already being accepted. For more information, please visit the Award Nominations page.


ACM's new president David Patterson greets guests at the 2004 ACM Awards Banquet



Outgoing ACM president Maria Klawe and David Patterson with Turing Award winner Alan Kay and his wife



Alan Kay, who led the team that developed Smalltalk, accepting the $100,000 prize provided by Intel Corp.



2003 ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award winners David Haussler of UC Santa Cruz and Judea Pearl of UCLA, accepting their award from Maria Klawe and ACM CEO John White



Patrick Ball of the Benetech Initiative, the 2003 recipient of the Eugene Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics



Stuart Feldman of IBM, winner of the Software System Award and ACM's new vice president



Carnegie Mellon University's Gary Miller accepts the 2003 Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award on behalf of co-recipients Michael Rabin (Harvard), Robert Solovay (UC Berkeley), and Volker Strassen (University of Konstanz, Germany)



Sartaj Sahni of the University of Florida, winner of the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award



Maria Klawe and John White with Stephen W. Keckler, University of Texas at Austin, accepting the Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computing professional



Maria Klawe and John White congratulate Ruzena Bajcsy of the University of California at Berkeley, winner of the 2003 Distinguished Service Award



The 2003 Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award went to Mark Scott Johnson, a leader in building community among ACM's Special Interest Groups



AnHai Doan of the University of Illinois accepts the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award



The newest members of the ACM Fellows Program, honoring outstanding ACM members for achievements in CS and IT



2004 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Champions from St. Petersburg University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics celebrate their first place showing



2004 ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals winners were recognized at the banquet. From left: John White, Mark Lewin, Microsoft Research (SRC sponsor), Maria Klawe, Michael Piatek (undergraduate category, Duquesne University), Michael Swift (first place, University of Washington), T.J. Giuli (second place, Stanford University), Petros Maniatis (second place, Stanford University), Xinyuan Wang (third place, North Carolina State University), and Ann Sobel (coordinator of the 2004 SRC)




STORIES


ACM's New Leaders Aim to Improve Computing's Image Photo

ACM Moves toward Policy Position on E-voting Systems

ACM 2004 Awards Banquet: Images from an Evening Celebrating Excellence

JETT Workshops Extend Beyond Java to Build Community for Educators Photo

SIGGRAPH 2004 Draws Visionaries, Artists and Technologists Photo

Regional Celebrations of Women in Computing Offer Local Support Photo

Students Win Scholarships, Cash and Recognition at World's Largest Science Fair Photo

Publications Roundup


ANNOUNCEMENTS


New Member Benefit: Online Books Program Offers Virtual IT Library to Members

Duquesne, University of Washington Take First Place in SRC

ACM Members Save up to 10% on Insurance through Liberty Mutual

SIGCAPH Is Renamed SIGACCESS


ACM IN THE NEWS




League of Women Voters Is Split on Paperless Computer Voting Systems
New York Times, June 11, 2004


ACM Past President Barbara Simons ran for League of Women Voters president on paper-trail platform.

Undergrad Helps Make Engineering More Congenial for Women
Currents--UC Santa Cruz, June 14, 2004


Female engineering major points to involvement in ACM student chapter, networking, and mentors as keys to success.

League of Women Voters Rescinds Its Support of Touchscreen Voting Systems
ContraCosta Times, June 15, 2004


Barbara Simons expresses "joy and relief" at League's decision.

Computer Science Fights Nerd Image
MPR Future Tense, June 24, 2004


New ACM President David Patterson talks on Minnesota Public Radio show about how students perceive Computer Science.

A PC Pioneer Decries the State of Computing
Fortune, July 8, 2004


Turing Award winner and Queue editorial board member Alan Kay criticizes development of PCs, Web.

E-Voting Backup Is Demanded
Salt Lake Tribune, July 14, 2004


Former ACM Pres Barbara Simons speaks out at "Computer Ate My Vote" rally.



Last Updated: July 13, 2004 by Edwin Rodriguez
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