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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


In Memoriam: John R. Rice
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In Memoriam: John R. Rice

Rice was named to the National Academy of Engineering "for leadership in founding the field of mathematical software and for fundamental contributions to its content...

In Memoriam: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. 1931-2022
From Communications of the ACM

In Memoriam: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. 1931-2022

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. "was a statesman in the best sense of the word, as well as a great leader, a very kind man, and a fine engineer," said fellow ACM A.M....

In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022
From Communications of the ACM

In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022

ACM Fellow and 1993 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Juris Hartmanis, co-inventor of complexity theory, died on July 29, 2022, at 94.

Charles M. Geschke (1939-2021)
From Communications of the ACM

Charles M. Geschke (1939-2021)

Charles M. Geschke helped create the modern world of computing, where beautiful typography and expressive, artistic graphics are as integral to most users' experience...

Jack Minker (1927–2021)
From Communications of the ACM

Jack Minker (1927–2021)

ACM Fellow Jack Minker was a leader in the development of automating logistic reasoning, but he is perhaps best known for his efforts to promote the social responsibility...

In Memoriam: Ronald E. Anderson, 1941-2020
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In Memoriam: Ronald E. Anderson, 1941-2020

Better known as a sociologist than a computer scientist, Anderson specialized in secondary data analysis—finding new uses for data collected for another purpose...

Edmund M. Clarke (1945–2020)
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Edmund M. Clarke (1945–2020)

Edmund Melson Clarke, Jr., a celebrated American academic who developed methods for mathematically proving the correctness of computer systems, died on December...

Fran Allen
From Communications of the ACM

Fran Allen: 1932-2020

Frances E. Allen was the first woman recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award.
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