Brent Hecht

Intro slide presented at the ACM FCA 2018 Annual Meeting

FCA Chair Brent Hecht's Opening Speech at the 2018 FCA Annual Meeting

I thought a good place for us to start was to reflect on our mission statement from our strategic planning meeting about 10 months ago. According to this statement: The mission of the FCA is to substantially improve (1) computing, (2) the computing community, and (3) computing's relationship with…


It’s Time to Do Something: Mitigating the Negative Impacts of Computing Through a Change to the Peer Review Process

This blog post is intended to spur discussion and does not consist of official, formal recommendations nor opinions from the ACM or the FCA. The computing research community needs to work much harder to address the downsides of our innovations. Between the erosion of privacy [6,8,9,29,31], threats…


Hello World: Welcome to the FCA Blog!

Welcome to the blog for the ACM Future of Computing Academy! The Future of Computing Academy (FCA) is a global professional society for early-career researchers and practitioners in computing. We’re a competitively-selected organization within ACM, the world’s largest computing professional society…