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Sun Young Park selected for prestigious ACM initiative

Tuesday, 05/09/2017

Sun Young Park, assistant professor in the University of Michigan School of Information, has been selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Future of Computing Academy.

Park, who is also an assistant professor in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, was among 46 researchers, practitioners, educators and entrepreneurs selected for the new initiative, created to support and foster the next generation of computing professionals. The ACM-FCA will seek to harness collective action to define and launch new ACM initiatives to carry the organization into the future.

The ACM-FCA class offers its members “a unique chance to work with accomplished individuals from diverse areas of computing towards the common goal of shaping the future of the computing community and society.”

The ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. The New York-based organization provides resources that advance computing as a science and a profession, and brings together leaders in the field to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. 

The first meeting of the ACM-FCA will be held June 25 in San Francisco.

- UMSI News Service