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 computing
  • Expanding the community of people in the field of computing
  • Sharing of knowledge between the different disciplines of computing

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.

    June 15 - Scholarship Applications (CLOSED)
    July 15 - Poster Submissions (CLOSED)

We invite you to participate in this great celebration!