The ACM Distinguished Speakers Program Committee

The ACM Distinguished Speakers Program Committee is responsible for the oversight of the program, including reviewing its scope, procedures, policies and effectiveness. The Committee also reviews all nominations and decides which nominees to accept to the program.

Faez Ahmed
Jess Bell (Committee Chair)

ACM headquarters liaison to the committee: Cynthia Ryan


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Meet Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker Alain Chesnais

Alain Chesnais' research has focused mostly on computer graphics. He led the team at Alias/wavefront that received an Academy Award in 2003 for the development of the Maya 3D system. He is chief scientist at TrendSpottr, where he works on real-time predictive analytics for social media. He served as ACM President from 2010 to 2012 and ACM SIGGRAPH President from 2002 to 2005.

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