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.
Sharan Kalwani is a high performance computing professional who specializes in the design, deployment and administration of complex compute and big data infrastructure systems. He has demonstrated his leadership by successfully leading teams for a number of clients in the Biomedical, Automotive, Academic and Industrial arenas for more than 25 years. He also enjoys teaching many computing topics including operating system kernels, programming language platforms and software engineering. He is a member of IEEE-CS, ACM, USENIX and is ITIL trained & certified. Sharan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, from the Delhi College of Engineering (University of Delhi) and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University.
Marc Temkin, member and prior vice-chair of the Chicago Chapter of the ACM, is a musician who has worked with many of the digital media packages. Marc is also an adjunct instructor in the School of Interactive Arts and Media at Columbia College. During his previous work as vice-chair Marc has arranged presentations featuring speakers from Electronic Arts, Google, Apple, Microsoft, many regional companies, and individuals from higher education, politics and startups.
Treasurer / Secretary:
Greg Neumarke 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 currently helps seniors with computing technology through in-home visits and small group computer classes. Greg has previously served the Chapter in the the roles of Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Past Officers (work in progress)
Past Chairpersons as listed in the 40th Anniversary Booklet