ACM Committee on Professional Ethics

The ACM Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) is responsible for promoting ethical conduct among computing professionals.

I am currently serving as the Education Coordinator for COPE. In that role, I have contributed to the Code 2018 Project to revise the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. In addition, I am exploring other ways to support the Code and to help computing professionals apply it to technical scenarios.

My contributions with COPE include the following:

  • Author of ACM Case Studies
  • Co-author of ACM Code Booklet
  • Co-facilitator: "Using the ACM Code of Ethics in Technical Computing Topics," SIGCSE 2019
  • Co-facilitator: "ACM Code of Ethics: Looking Back and Forging Ahead," SIGCSE 2019
  • Invited Panelist: "Ethical Considerations for New Technologies: The Impact of AI and Technology on Human Operators," Jones Day/ACM Washington, D.C.
  • Co-facilitator: "Strategies for Integrating the Updated ACM Code of Ethics into the Computing Curriculum," SIGCSE 2018 [Github Repository]
  • Co-facilitator: "Strategies for Integrating Driverless Cars into the Computing Curricula," SIGCSE 2017 [Sample exercise: Keynote | PPT | PDF]






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