Gargi Banerjee Dasgupta is a Senior Research Manager at IBM Research, India. In her current role, Gargi is responsible for leading and contributing to innovations in the area of IT operational analytics, with an emphasis on cognitive solutions for optimization of IT infrastructure. She is also serving as the IRL co-chair for Service Science and is the Diversity leader at IBM Research India dedicated to promoting women in STEM.
The ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft, is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share research results and exchange ideas, rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries, understand the practical applications of their research and gain recognition.
Lars Birkedal is a Professor of Computer Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. His honors include the Danish Minister of Research Elite Research Award, the ACM SIGPLAN Milner Award, and being named a 2017 ACM Fellow for contributions to the semantic and logical foundations of compilers and program systems. “Separation logic has made it possible to give precise, mathematical, modular specifications for a much wider class of programs than was earlier thought possible.”
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros is a Professor of Databases at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. She has coordinated large multidisciplinary projects, including applications in agro-environmental planning and biodiversity. She is a former President of the Brazilian Computer Society and currently serves as a Member of the Council of the Research Data Alliance, and as a Member-at-Large of the ACM Council. “Heterogeneity is not just a matter of collecting data, but also of different ways of looking at the world.”
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ACM congratulates Jitendra Agrawal, a professor in the School of Information Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India, who won the 2017-2018 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, an Apple Homepod. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (a Fitbit Surge) was Esmeralda Jimenez Morales, a student at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico.
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