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.

2018-2019 Officers


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, and knowledge to intelligence for discovering insights.

She is advancing her passion for the "information economy" via Big Data, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence by applying her knowledge through various certifications, such as Cloud Practitioner, Certified Product Associate, as well as attaining the Solutions Architect Certifications.

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.


Alvin Chin is a Senior Researcher in Machine Learning at BMW Technology Corporation, Chicago of the BMW Group. His research interests include connected car, machine learning, big data, mobile social networking, and ubiquitous computing. Dr. Chin has authored more than 30 publications and 10 patents, including pending. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and previously worked for Nokia Research Center, Nokia and Microsoft in Beijing, China. He is actively involved in the data science and machine learning communities in Chicago and is currently Director of Media for ACM Chicago and Industry Co-Chair of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in Chicago. He can be contacted at alvin.chin@bmwna.com and more about Dr. Chin can be found at his website http://www.alvinychin.com

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)

Past Chairpersons as listed in the 40th Anniversary Booklet