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Andrew A. Chien is the William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor in Computer Science at The University of Chicago, Director of the CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing, and a Senior Computer Scientist for Argonne National Laboratory. 


I am pleased to introduce the first regional special section of Communications, which we hope will become a feature that you anticipate and enjoy, and of course value for the insights and perspectives it presents! View full article


Computer Architecture
September 2018
For the research community, opportunities to shape a profoundly different, new age of computer architecture are emerging. View full article


Go Big!
April 2018
I was fortunate to enter computing in the era of site funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration, whose sustained investment of $10M/year (inflation adjusted) enabled the undertaking of bold transformative ideas. Large-scale funding enables examination of larger questions that cross problem spaces, systems, abstractions, even fields. I believe the need for large investments has never been greater. View full article


I am pleased to announce a new Communications of the ACM initiative to expand the Communications community globally. Why? To include important voices and perspectives in the conversation about the present and future of computing. View full article


Computer science is both a powerful enabler of rapid advances in all intellectual fields and a disruptor driving furious revolutions in commerce and society worldwide. View full article


The notion of what constitutes a profession has been studied extensively through exploration of its attributes. Common among these are a deep technical expertise, an essential, valued, societal contribution, and the need to adhere to high ethical and technical standards. Computing exhibits all of the attributes of a profession. View full article


The Communications of the ACM team is dynamic; a collection of passionate leaders, making change and creating the future CACM through the actions, initiatives, and goals that we are pursuing today. In that vein, here are some of my ambitions for the Future CACM. View full article


Today's Communications of the ACM
July 2017

It is with great pleasure that I take the helm as the ninth Editor-in-Chief of Communications, the flagship publication and ACM's vessel for the most important and interesting happenings across the field of computing. View full article



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