A Dedicated and Agile Leadership Guides ACM

ACM members fill vital positions on the councils, boards and committees that govern the organization and raise the visibility of ACM worldwide.

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ACM Council on Women in Computing

ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of computing, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women. Membership in ACM-W is open to all ACM members and is free of charge.


ACM-W Chair Jodi Tims

Jodi Tims is Chair of the ACM-W Women's Council. She was previously Vice Chair. Tims is a Professor of Computer Science at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, where she also serves as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Learn about other ACM-W Council members.

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Guiding Members with a Framework of Ethical Conduct

Learn more about ACM’s commitment to ethical standards: the ACM Code of Ethics, Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, and Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), which is guiding these and other intiatives.

Get Involved with ACM

ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.


Watch Videos and View Photos from ACM Europe Conference

The inaugural ACM Europe Conference was a truly international event, bringing together computer scientists and practitioners from around the world. 2012 ACM Turing Award laureate Silvio Micali and ACM Fellow, Athena Lecturer and ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award recipient Katherine Yelick gave talks. Two tracks addressed High Performance Computing and Cybersecurity issues. Watch highlights on video and view a photo album.

ACM TURC 2017: Turing 50th Celebration Conference - China

The ACM Turing 50th Celebration Conference - China (ACM TURC 2017) was held in Shanghai, China May 12-14. ACM Turing Award laureates Vint Cerf, John Hopcroft and Andrew Yao delivered keynote talks and participated in a roundtable forum and panel discussions with industry renowned scholars. ACM president Vicki L. Hanson, former ACM president Alexander L. Wolf, and ACM CEO Robert B. ("Bobby") Schnabel also attended and delivered talks.

ACM Officers

Learn more about the leaders who are the driving force behind ACM's initiatives:

  • President Cherri M. Pancake: formerly ACM Vice President; SIGHPC founder and Chair; ACM Fellow
  • Vice President Elizabeth Churchill: formerly ACM Secretary/Treasurer; SIGCHI Executive Vice President; ACM Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Speaker; CHI Academy member
  • Secretary/Treasurer Yannis Ionnidis: ACM Europe Council member; member of SIG Governing Board Executive Committee and ACM Publications Board
  • Past President Alexander L. Wolf: formerly ACM President, ACM Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) Governing Board, and Chair of SIGSOFT

ACM Regional Councils

ACM's Regional Councils provide grassroots support on a global scale. Based in Europe, India, and China, they raise awareness, visibility and relevance of ACM by sponsoring high-quality conferences, expanding chapters, and encouraging greater participation in all dimensions of the society.

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Become an Ambassador for ACM

Encourage your colleagues to join ACM, share the benefits of ACM and receive free gifts for participating. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession. 

ACM: Formed at the Dawn of Computing

ACM was established in 1947 soon after the creation of ENIAC, the first stored-program digital computer, to “advance the science, development, construction, and application of the new machinery for computing, reasoning, and other handling of information.”

ACM History

ACM Names Vicki L. Hanson CEO/Executive Director

ACM has named Vicki L. Hanson to the position of executive director and CEO effective July 1, 2018. As ACM’s most senior staff member, Hanson will work with ACM’s volunteer community to provide strategic vision and to develop sustainable business models to ensure ACM’s continued worldwide membership, publications and revenue growth.

ACM President-elect Cherri Pancake said, “Having served ACM for many years in various volunteer capacities, Vicki’s unique insights into the organization and how it serves the profession should serve us well to ensure a sustainable future for ACM."

Read the press release.

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2018 ACM General Election

ACM's newly-elected officers:

For the term 1 July 2018 — 30 June 2020

Cherri M. Pancake

Vice President
Elizabeth Churchill

Yannis loannidis

For the term 1 July 2018 — 30 June 2022

Members at Large
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros
Theo Schlossnagle

2018 ACM General Election

ACM India Council Election

Newly-Elected Officers for the term 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2020:

President: Abhiram Ranade, IIT Bombay
Vice President: Venkatesh Raman, ITMSc Chennai
Secretary/Treasurer: Maria Choudhary, Oracle

Members-at Large for the term 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2022:

Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Bombay
Meenakshi D'Souza, IIIT Bangalore
Manish Gupta, VideoKen, Bangalore
Jayant Haritsa, IIS Bangalore
Pankaj Jalote, IIIT Delhi
Venkatesh Kamat, Goa University
Hemangee K. Kapoor, IIT Guwahati
Sudeshna Sarkar, IIT Kharagpur
Vasudeva Varma, IIIT Hyderabad