General Introduction

ACM@UIUC is a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, a professional society dedicated to advancing human capabilities through information technology. Founded in 1947, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the largest and oldest international scientific and educational computer society in the industry today. Organized only a year after the unveiling of ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic computer, ACM was established by mathematicians and electrical engineers to advance the science and application of information technology.

ACM@UIUC is a group of dedicated people who are interested in exploring the possibilities of computers and learning more about how to use and develop them. ACM is divided into Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, which focus on specific interest areas in computer science and computing. Each SIG holds its own meetings. Each SIG is responsible for organizing its own activities and determining its own purpose. Several SIGs are project based, with the majority of their activities dedicated to computing projects in their area of interest, often presented at Engineering Open House. Some SIGs run workshops and tech talks to discuss topics related to their interest group. To find out more about our SIGs, visit the SIG page and attend a meeting.

ACM also hosts several general events, which are listed on our calendar page. These events include social activities (such as picnics, swim nights, activity weeks, game nights), outreach activities (such as ACM Open House, Student Lecture Series, and educational activities for high school and middle school students), and the annual Reflections | Projections conference. All ACM activities and SIG meetings are open to the entire University community, regardless of computer experience and background.

ACM@UIUC holds an Executive meetings every other week, at which the direction of ACM is defined. Everyone is welcome to attend and make suggestions for new ACM groups or events. Decisions about such events and other important ACM matters are also made at these meetings.

ACM@UIUC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization.

For more on the history of ACM check out our chapter history page




Chair - Matt Geimer

Vice Chair - Nitya Sunkad

Treasurer - Evan Matthews

Secretary - Emily Crawford


The infra team maintains ACM@UIUC's infrastructure and engineering efforts

Chair - Steven Gao


The corporate team handles communication with ACM@UIUC's sponsors

Chair - Yipeng Yang


The social team organizes fun events for ACM@UIUC

Chair - Akul Joshi, Nora Batko
akulj2@illinois.edu, noranb2@illinois.edu


Director of HackIllinois - Deeya Bodas

Director of HackIllinois - Jonathan Gao

Director of Reflections | Projections - Garima Sharma

Director of Reflections | Projections - Sumedh Vaidyanathan


The marketing team organizes social media and branding for ACM@UIUC

Chair - This could be you! Email us to apply!


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201 N Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

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