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 or meetup.com page for the schedule of upcoming meetings.

2017-2018 Officers


Robert David Hernandez is a former Marine, serving from 2010 - 2014 as an Air Traffic Control Wireless Communications & Electronics Maintenance Marine with Marine Air Control Squadron 1 (REIN), where he was responsible for millions of dollars worth of sensitive and mission critical electronics as well as the safety and professional development of various cross disciplinary engineering teams.
A dedicated mentor and leader, he has engaged closely with CODE2040, Loyola's Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and BLUE|1647 to grow the supportive network for those underrepresented in technology.
Current chair of ACM Student Chapter “Relativiti” at Loyola University Chicago, where he is pursuing a Bachelors in Software Engineering, and plans to pursue a Masters in the same.  He also continues to be heavily involved with ACM's National organizing efforts.
He recently completed a Mulcahy Fellowship whilst studying at the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies; is a current CODE2040 Fellow; and just completed an internship with Intel’s Data Center Group.
He has been an ongoing volunteer with the Jane Adams Resource Corporation in various capacities for 8 years.


Valentina Kibuyaga is an Information Technology professional who has worked with data analytics in the non-profit and public sectors. Her experience includes using relational databases to convert data to information, and information to knowledge, to discover insights.
She is advancing her passion for data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence by taking courses at Metis as well as on the Coursera and Udacity platforms. She enjoyed classes in Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence for Robotics. She has earned certificates from Couchbase: Fundamentals of NoSQL Data Management and Introduction to Data Modeling in JSON.
She is enthusiastic about the Big Data technology ecosystem, Mathematics, and Economics, because combined they can solve problems and address the world's inequities.
She also enjoys volunteering with the Bank of America marathon.

Treasurer / Secretary:

Greg Neumarke has contributed to the Chicago Chapter of the ACM for many years now, previously serving terms as Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. He holds a Computer Science degree from North Park University in Chicago, and is now employed there as a Systems Analyst.

Past Officers (work in progress)

Season Chair  Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer
 2016-2017 Robert David Hernandez Sebastian Borza  Greg Neumarke
 2014-2016 Sharan Kalwani M T  Greg Neumarke
 2012-2014 Ron Greenberg Andrew Klein Udayan Das Greg Neumarke
 2011-2012 Anushka Anand Andrew Klein Ilia Smirnov Greg Neumarke
 2010-2011 Richard Lee  M T Greg Neumarke  
 2009-2010 Richard Lee  M T  Greg Neumarke  Stephan V Bechtolsheim 
 2008-2009 Richard Lee  M T Noula Kotsopodis  Stephan V Bechtolsheim 
 2007-2008 Greg Neumarke M T James Thompson  Richard Lee 
 2006-2007 Greg Neumarke M T 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
 2002-2003 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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