Dr. Ryder to Serve as ACM Vice President

Publish Date: 07/26/2010

Congratulations to CS Department Head, Dr. Barbara Ryder, who was recently elected to a two-year term as Vice President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr. Ryder has long been active in ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, with more than 97,000 members. She is an ACM Fellow, and has served as chair of the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) and ACM’s Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN). She just completed a two-year stint as ACM Secretary/Treasurer. In her candidate's statement, Dr. Ryder stressed her determination to maintain ACM’s strong voice on technology issues affecting public policy. She also urged expanded support for computing education from K–12 through college and postgraduate levels, and advocated additional support for the Special Interest Groups and more meetings outside of North America.

 

ACM press release: http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/2010/acm-leaders-2010