NOTE: The 2003 Tapia conference webpage is now online. Click here to learn more about the 2003 event!
ACM's Richard Tapia Celebration of
Diversity in Computing is the first in a series of events designed
to celebrate the technical contributions and career interests of
diverse people in computing fields. The theme of this first
symposium is "Expanding Horizons," reflecting a focus on:
- Access to powerful knowledge from diverse researchers in
- Expanding the community of people in the field of computing
- Sharing of knowledge between the different disciplines of
The theme summarizes what we plan to accomplish with this first
symposium and future Tapia events. The symposium presenters are
leaders in their respective fields, representing academic,
industrial, and government communities. Current research on
leading-edge topics will be presented by invited speakers and during
poster sessions. Tailored panels will focus on the roles of people
of color in today’s technology fields.
The symposium honors the significant contributions of Dr. Richard
A. Tapia, a mathematician and professor in Computational and Applied
Mathematics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is
internationally known for his research in computational and
mathematical sciences. Dr. Tapia is a member of the National Academy
of Engineering, the first recipient of the A. Nico Habermann Award
from the Computing Research Association, and a member of the
National Science Board.
We invite you to participate in this great celebration!