About Us

The Chicago Chapter of the ACM is a local professional chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Read more about our parent organization on their website.

The Chicago Chapter holds public meetings once a month during our program year (September - June). We typically meet on the second Wednesday of the month. See our home page for the schedule of upcoming meetings.

Welcome our new 2012-2013 Officers

Ron Greenberg
Chapter Chair:

Ron Greenberg is a computer science faculty member at Loyola University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical engineering and Computer Science at MIT in 1989 and four prior degrees at Washington University St. Louis (B.S./M.S. in Systems Science and Mathematics, B.S. in Computer Science, and A.B. in Mathematics). At Loyola, Dr. Greenberg has been deeply involved in efforts to broaden participation in computing, including programs supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, such as a scholarship program and a program to revitalize computing education in Chicago Public Schools. His more traditional research focus is analysis of algorithms.

Chapter Vice-Chair:

Andrew Klein (vicechair@chicagoacm.org)
I have been working in software in Chicago since 1978. My training was in Astrophysics, but I had always been fascinated by the way a program - something written - could actually do something. The externals of computing have changed a lot since then but the essentials are still just as interesting as they've ever been. I hope to bring speakers, topics, and presentations to the Chicago ACM that reflect what we can do today, maybe remind us of how far we've come, and hint about where we might yet go.

Udayan Das
Chapter Secretary:

Udayan Das teaches full-time at DeVry University, Chicago in the Engineering and Information Sciences department. He is also in the process of completing his doctoral dissertation in Computer Science, looking at data modeling and network management approaches in sensor networks, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has done graduate research in the areas of computer networks, wireless networks, social networks and sensor networks. He has a strong involvement in community work, having volunteered with Open Books and tutoring adults and teaching computer classes at the Jane Addams Resource Corporation, where he is now a member of the Board of Directors. 

His previous involvement with the ACM was at the student chapter at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he served as treasurer in 2004-2005. He is also involved with the IEEE Computer Society in the Chicago area. He is the faculty adviser for the fledgling ACM Chapter at DeVry University-Chicago, which was begun through his efforts.

Chapter Treasurer:

Greg Neumarke (treasurer@chicagoacm.org) has been involved with the Chicago Chapter of the ACM for almost 20 years now, starting with a recommendation to attend the SIGART meetings from his Computer Science professor at North Park University in Chicago. Greg worked for many years for a non-profit as part of a small do-everything IT team supporting an office staff of 100, and also helping organize technology for a retail bookstore and annual events. He is now exploring and volunteering in new career directions in open source/Linux, computer refurbishing and education.
I have served the Chapter in the past as Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Past Officers (work in progress)

Season Chair  Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer
 2011-2012 Anushka Anand Andrew Klein Ilia Smirnov Greg Neumarke
 2010-2011 Richard Lee  Marc Temkin  Greg Neumarke  
 2009-2010 Richard Lee  Marc Temkin  Greg Neumarke  Stephan V Bechtolsheim 
 2008-2009 Richard Lee  Marc Temkin  Noula Kotsopodis  Stephan V Bechtolsheim 
 2007-2008 Greg Neumarke Marc Temkin  James Thompson  Richard Lee 
 2006-2007 Greg Neumarke Marc Temkin  James Thompson Richard Lee 
 2005-2006 Greg Neumarke Jon Tonkin  Steve Coxhead  Richard Lee 
 2004-2005 Jon Tonkin  Richard Lee  Steve Coxhead  Greg Neumarke
 2003-2004    Greg Neumarke
 2002-03 James Thompson   

Past Chairpersons as listed in the 40th Anniversary Booklet
 Season Chair
 2000-2002 John Garton
 1998-2000 Greg Neumarke
 1997-1998 Albert K. Hawkes
 1996-1997 Steven L. Coxhead
 1995-1996 Conrad H. Weisert
 1994-1995 Gale Capps
 1993-1994 Paul Hamper
 1992-1993 Gale Capps
 1990-1992 Paul Hamper
 1998-1990 Linda Mock Abbe
 1986-1988 Evelyn L. Marsh
 1984-1986 Steven L. Coxhead
 1983-1984 Sharon Pyrc Kaminecki
 1981-1983 Kenneth Zoline
 1979-1981 Robert E. Sargent
 1978-1979 George R. Kraft
 1977-1978 Joseph Leubitz
 1976-1977 Alan R. Hirsch
 1975-1976 Melvyn H. Schwartz
 1974-1975 Herman W. Nelson
 1974 Clifton Merry
 1973 Conrad H. Weisert
 1972-1973 Frederick H. Harris
 1971-1972 Raymond Dash
 1970-1971 Antanas V. Dundzila
 1969-1970 Kenneth T. Orr
 1968-1969 Mary W. Owen
 1967-1968 Benjamin Mittman
 1966-1967 Peter G. Lykos
 1965-1966 Arthur Wachowski
 1964-1965 Robert L. Ashenhurst
 1963-1964 Wayne R. Cowell

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