Erwin Tomash (1921 – 2012)

By Thomas J. Misa (ACM History Committee Member) At CBI we wish to recognize the passing of Erwin Tomash, who died last week at his home. A funeral home announcement can be found here. It’s not easy to give a short version of Erwin’s impact on computer history. First and foremost, he was the founder […]

ACM History Committee New Members

The ACM History Committee welcomes two new members (effective November 2012): Roy Levin from Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley and Peri Tarr from IBM T. J. Watson Research Center! A former member of the committee, Brent Hailpern from IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center recently finished his role of the SGB Liaison in the committee, and […]

Call for ACM History Fellowship Proposals

The Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society dedicated to the computing profession, and today has more than 100,000 members around the world.  The ACM History Committee is preparing groundwork for a special history workshop in 2014.  Aiming at the workshop, we will support research projects […]

CACM Article by Mary Hall: Understanding ACM’s Past

The issue of Communications of the ACM (CACM), Vol. 55 No. 12 published an article on “Understanding ACM’s Past” by Mary Hall, the chair of ACM’s History Committee. See the CACM article for the details.