BSC researcher Rosa M. Badia, elected as an ACM Europe Councilor

16 July 2021

Rosa M. Badia, the Workflows and distributed computing group manager at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and coordinator of the EuroHPC project eFlows4HPC, has been elected as Association for Computing Machine (ACM) Europe Councilor. The ACM Europe Council was created by ACM to recognize and support European ACM members and activities.

A nomination committee proposed a slate of candidates which were voted by all the ACM European community. In addition to Badia, three other women have been elected as councilors and make up the renewed Council.

Badia says she is very satisfied with the appointment and she aims to “expand the presence of Europe (and Spain) within ACM and promote European candidates in ACM bodies and degrees. I would also like to contribute to increasing the visibility of women in the area of information technology, trying to improve their representation”

In addition, the new ACM Europe Councilor says that she would like to “support the organization of conferences relevant to the area of informatics in Europe organized by ACM in Europe. In particular, I would like to defend and promote those initiatives related to parallel and distributed computing”.

The next activity of the Council is the ACM Summer School, hosted by BSC and Rosa M. Badia will give the talk Programming parallel codes with PyCOMPSs.

About the ACM Europe Council

The ACM Europe Council was created by ACM to recognize and support European ACM members and activities. The ACM Europe Council aims to increase the level and visibility of ACM activities across Europe. The Council is comprised of European computer scientists committed to promoting the visibility and relevance of ACM in Europe, and is focused on a wide range of European ACM activities, from high-quality ACM conferences in Europe, to expanding ACM chapters, to encouraging greater participation of Europeans in all dimensions of ACM.

Its goals are to join with other computing and scientific organizations in Europe to offer new programs and activities, encourage nominations of ACM European members for the advanced member grades of Senior Member, Distinguished Member, and Fellow, work with ACM SIGs to increase the number of ACM conferences in Europe, and increase the number of ACM chapters and level of chapter activity in Europe.