Dr. Michael Zimmer, associate professor of computer science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to the newly launched the Association for Computing Machinery Technology Policy Council.
Recognizing the global impact of technology on all aspects of society and daily life, the ACM formed a Technology Policy Council to coordinate the agenda for its policy activities around the globe. It will serve as the central convening point for the ACM’s interaction with government organizations, the computing community and the public in matters of public policy related to information technology and computing.
“It’s an honor to be named to the ACM’s inaugural Global Technology Policy Council,” Zimmer said. “It is quite an esteemed list of members that I’m thrilled to be a part of. The council will offer a space for computing professionals to come together and offer global perspectives on global challenges.”
Zimmer is one of 10 members of the inaugural council and will serve as the chair of the Tech Briefs committee. The ACM Tech Briefs series is a bimonthly series of short technical bulletins that summarize emerging technologies and research, and present nonpartisan perspectives on their policy implications. It is intended to inform policy decision makers, the media and the general public.
With nearly 100,000 members across 190 countries, the ACM is the world’s largest association for computing professionals. Its worldwide reach, along with the technical expertise of its members, positions the organization to play an indispensable role in the global technology policy dialogue.