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UCD CS Faculty Elected Vice Chair of ACM SIGCSE

Assistant Professor Brett Becker was elected as Vice Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)  for the term of 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2025. Dr Becker is the founding chair of the Ireland SIGCSE chapter, which was launched in 2019, and is the only European member of the SIGCSE Board.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is a global organisation of educators, researchers, and professionals in Computer Science. They provide advocacy and guidance for the community of computer scientists worldwide as well as being a significant publisher of journals and conferences. Within the ACM, there are 38 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) where practitioners in specific areas of the computing field share best practise, network and drive innovation. These SIGs also organise local and global conferences. 

SIGCSE was founded in 1968 is the second oldest SIG in the ACM. It is also one of the largest SIGs with a total of 2,469 members representing 63 countries. This year over 60% of the board are female and for the first time, 50% of members are from outside the USA. SIGCSE also gives out three annual awards. Prior winners include Elliot Soloway, Peter Denning, Edsger Dijkstra, Grace Murray Hopper, Niklaus Wirth and Donald Knuth.

After establishing the Ireland SIGCSE chapter SIGCSEire Dr Becker is now hosting the 27th annual ACM conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) in UCD this July. This event is supported by the Technical University of Dublin (TUD).

Dr Becker is looking forward to serving the SIGCSE community.

https://iticse.acm.org/2022/

Published 27.06.22 

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