What is next in the world of computing? The Association of Computing Machinery, the biggest computing association who also awards the Turing award, addressed this question by establishing the Future of Computing Academy. The academy is a group of outstanding young scholars, professionals and entrepreneurs aiming at laying the foundations for future generations of computing professionals.
Recently Daniel Russo, Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University, was appointed to the ACM Future of Computing Academy.
Daniel Russo holds a PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Bologna and has been a Post Doctoral Researcher at Lero—the Irish Software Research Centre. He works primarily within the field of Empirical Software Engineering and is one out of 36 new FCA members, chosen among hundreds of potential candidates from around the globe. In December he attended the annual meeting in ACM´s headquarter in New York.
Daniel Russo says:
- I am incredibly humbled to have been selected to the ACM´s Future of Computing Academy. It provides me direct access to ACM resources as also a personal link to all ACM Fellows and laureates. In the next years, I will work to foster cross-fertilization of interdisciplinary ideas between the fields of computing with other research communities. Indeed, I do believe that most of the disruptive ideas of computing in the year to come will come from a tight collaboration with other disciplines. Therefore, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to this endeavor.
Head of Department at Computer Science, Aalborg University, Jesper Kjeldskov, adds;
- I am delighted that Daniel Russo will represent the Department of Computer Science in this important organisation and I am confident he will have significant influence on the future development of the adacemy. Furthermore, I consider this appointment an opportunity to further enhance our reputation as an internationally recognised department that conducts teaching and research to the highest level and has an extensive collaboration with both industry and surrounding society.
Assistant Professor Daniel Russo
Department of Computer Science