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By Lori Cameron
Ian Foster, director of the Data Science and Learning Division at Argonne National Labs, is a pioneer in the field of distributed computing, having helped coin the term “grid computing,” the precursor for today’s field of cloud computing. We asked Foster about his accomplishments and future plans.
By Lori Cameron
After she won the IEEE Computer Society 2019 Harry H. Goode Memorial Award, we caught up with Marilyn Wolf for a quick interview about her accomplishments and extensive work in the field of digital imagery and computer vision.
By Lori Cameron
As the software industry accelerates at breakneck speed, the global market is poised to reach one trillion dollars over the next decade. Until then, industry leaders face extraordinary challenges. Join us this September at the 35th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) where experts will meet these challenges head on.
By Lori Cameron
Laura Haas, winner of the IEEE Computer Society's 2019 Computer Pioneer Award, offers job advice and tech insight after 35 years at IBM and now as a dean of computer science.
By Lori Cameron
IEEE Computer Society's signature Conference on Computers, Software and Applications (COMPSAC 2019) will prepare industry leaders for the explosion in big data, a market expected to surpass 200 billion dollars next year.
By Lori Cameron
This summer, one of the largest gatherings of computing professionals will converge on Milan, Italy for the 15th Annual SERVICES 2019 Congress (July 8-13) to address the challenges associated with services computing.
John Walz has enjoyed an impressive career. And, he now joins a long line of distinguished recipients of the IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Award—given for outstanding contributions to the computer profession.
IEEE Computer Society President Cecilia Metra welcomes readers to a newly designed website at Computer.Org.
By Michael Martinez
An interview with Mark Harman: University College London professor, co-founder of search-based software engineering, Facebook London's Sapienz manager, and now IEEE Computer Society winner of the Harlan D. Mills Award. He's "a virtuous cycle of innovation, deployment, and further scientific discovery." He reveals how.
By Michael Martinez
On November 22, 2018, Computer Society President Hironori Kasahara extended a commemorative recognition plaque to the society's Russia chapter and to the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of System Programming, marking the country's 70th anniversary in computer science.
By Michael Martinez
Dallas, Texas – For one week in November, the SC18 Supercomputing Conference that’s co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society became home to the world’s fastest temporary network. No complaints about slow WiFi, here. To become the Earth’s capital of connectivity, conference organizers laid fiber optic cable wherever necessary. That amounted…
By Michael Martinez
In 2017, Tencent and the Computer Society signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding under the society's Global Partner Program (GPP), securing their mutual interest in innovation and the development of technology. On December 7, 2018, Tencent officials discussed tech innovations with the society in Japan.
By Lori Cameron
It seems no corner of the earth is outside the sprawling reach of IEEE's influence, and that includes the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, which boasts strong programs in biotechnology and engineering. JKUAT's IEEE student branch recently held a highly successful membership drive.
By Lori Cameron
The 18th annual IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) saw record-breaking attendance this year, hosting more than 700 attendees who spent four days enjoying keynote talks, paper presentations, workshops, exhibits, and attractions at Resort World Sentosa on Sentosa Island in Singapore.
By Lori Cameron
The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), which will be held 17-20 November 2018 in Singapore, is the world’s premier research conference in its field. It provides an international forum for the presentation of original research results, covering all aspects of data mining, including algorithms, software and systems, and applications.
By Lori Cameron
The 39th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), which will be held 11-14 December 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, has received a record 166 paper submissions, a 27 percent increase over 2017 and the largest number of submissions received in any year since 2009, organizers say.
By Lori Cameron
It might come as a surprise to most of today’s software engineers to learn that the founder of their discipline is a woman. Indeed, Margaret Hamilton, renowned mathematician and computer science pioneer, is credited with having coined the term "software engineering."
By Lori Cameron
The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Network Storage, and Analysis (SC) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on 11-16 November 2018 in Dallas, Texas, featuring leading exhibits that are consistently ranked as one of the top five reasons attendees give for coming to the conference.
By Michael Martinez
A gallery of the 2018 winners of the IEEE Computer Society Awards shows a diverse crowd of technology leaders. The awards, given annually to computing professionals and academicians, are among the field's highest honors.
By Lori Cameron and Michael Martinez
For all her monumental achievements—going from secretary to professor at midlife and co-developing the first commercially viable multi-threaded architecture that was adopted by IBM, Intel, and Sun—the most unforgettable advice came early in life for Susan Eggers. "Little girls should be seen, not heard," she recounted. Good thing she didn't listen.
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Michael Martinez, the editor of the Computer Society's Computer.Org website and its social media, has covered technology as well as global events while on the staff at CNN, Tribune Co. (based at the Los Angeles Times), and the Washington Post.
Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer.org, Tech News, and Careers in Computing. For over 20 years, she has been a professor of writing and literature at DeVry University, Long Beach, as well as a freelance technical writer. Lori received a master of arts in English from the California State Polytechnic University in 1992, and a bachelor of arts in writing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1988.