Alain Chesnais

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Professional

I am the co-founder and Chief Scientist at TrendSpottr, a predictive analytics company that identifies trending content in specific topics on social media.

Previously I've worked at a number of high tech companies focused on graphics, internet services or both. These include Alias|wavefront, ATI, Tucows, TrueSpectra and View22/SceneCaster

Volunteer Activities 

I have been involved as a volunteer at ACM/SIGGRAPH for over 20 years.

I started out by becoming a member of the Paris SIGGRAPH chapter in 1987, then volunteered to help set up a mailing list.

In 1991 I was elected chair of the chapter and was appointed to the SIGGRAPH local groups steering committee. 

I've continuously held positions at SIGGRAPH and ACM ever since, including ACM SIGGRAPH president  from 2002 through 2005.

I served as ACM president from 2010 through 2012.

UNIS Classmates 

My siblings and I have been working to establish a link between alumni of the United Nations International School that we attended in New York. We've set up a general list at Yahoo for all UNIS alumni. This can be found here.

I have also set up a group specifically for my class: the class of 1974.