Professor Miller selected for elite ACM computing academy
June 9, 2017
Andrew Miller, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction program at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, was recently selected for membership in the first Association for Computing Machinery-Future of Computing Academy (ACM-FCA).
The inaugural group in the ACM-FCA has 46 members—selected by a jury from over 300 applicants from around the world—originally from 19 different countries. Miller is the only member from IUPUI and Indiana University, and one of three from the state of Indiana.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the FCA as an inaugural member,” said Miller. “We have the opportunity to help interdisciplinary teams solve hard problems with computing at the core, and to help identify new pillars of computing research as they emerge. I’m excited to get to work on these issues, and proud to represent IUPUI and the IU School of Informatics and Computing!”
The ACM-FCA supports and fosters the next generation of computing professionals and enables researchers, practitioners, educators, and entrepreneurs to influence and address challenges facing the field and society in general.
“We are very proud of Andrew’s inclusion in this prestigious and selective academy of talented young researchers,” said Davide Bolchini, chair of the Department of Human-Centered Computing. “His energy and vision for shaping the discourse around cross-disciplinary, human-centered computing research in such a high-profile initiative has great potential to benefit current and future scholars.”
Miller says that because computing pervades so many areas of our lives, from the way we communicate with each other to the way we express ourselves through art, it’s difficult to know where the boundaries are. And it isn’t slowing down.
“Every day we seem to hear about a new area being transformed by computing technology, from transportation to toasters—the Internet of Things—to my own research area of health care,” said Miller. “With such rapid change, simply resetting the boundaries every couple of years doesn’t seem like enough. We need new approaches and ideas, and we need professional societies that are ready for the unanticipated.”