We are proud to announce that our Senior Manager of Research Engineering, Rashmi Mohan, has been elected to the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) India Council. Rashmi will begin her four-year term as a Member-at-Large on July 1.
The ACM describes the India Council as an "effort of ACM aimed at increasing the level and visibility of ACM activities across India." They say that "the ACM community in India is growing in membership, number of chapters, sponsored conferences and symposia."
According to their website, the ACM in India focuses on the following range of activities that comprise a "cross section of the computer science and information technology community":
- serving as a professional network for individuals who are involved with the science and technology of computing
- encouraging students to take an active interest in the emerging and exciting world of computing
- facilitating the organization of high-quality ACM conferences in India
- providing logistical support to grow more ACM professional and student chapters
- enhancing access to the ACM Digital Library and publications for ACM members in India
- increasing the participation of ACM members in India across all dimensions of ACM
Rashmi is based in our Bangalore office and has spent the past thirteen years in various technical and management roles at Yahoo. She has a background in front end engineering and leads a group of research engineers and scientists within Yahoo Labs. Rashmi is also the president of the Women in Tech (WIT) Bangalore chapter and is an active volunteer with the Grace Hopper Conference