Yarosh Inducted into the Inaugural Class of the ACM-FCA 

Lana Yarosh 2015
May 17, 2017

Assistant Professor Lana Yarosh is one of 46 computing professionals from around the world inducted into the ACM’s inaugural Future of Computing Academy (ACM-FCA).

ACM President Vicki L. Hanson explained in an editorial for the Communications of the ACM that the motivation for the new initiative was “to bring together talented young professionals from various computing disciplines to address the most pressing challenges facing the field and society at large.”

Yarosh was selected after ACM conducted a worldwide search for computing professionals who have demonstrated great professional promise and showed, through a thorough application process, a strong commitment to participating in activities to help build and shape new experiences to advance computing.

“Academy members will have the privilege and responsibility of being the voice of the next generation of computing professionals and ensuring that ACM continues to contribute to their success long into the future,” said President Hanson.

Yarosh’s commitment to the ACM-FCA kicks off in June at the inaugural meeting in San Francisco.  Members will also attend the “50 Years of the ACM Turing Award” preceding the meeting.

For a complete list of the ACM-FCA’s first cohort of members, please visit the ACM website.

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