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 most Mondays, 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 - Marcin Pitera

Vice Chair - Michael Xiang

Treasurer - Marzuk Rashid

Secretary - Suchita Joshi


Chair - Christian Sparks


Chair - Chaitanya Sood


Director of HackIllinois - Megha Mattikalli

Director of HackIllinois - Rishin Pandit

Director of Reflections | Projections - Sam Pal

Director of Reflections | Projections - Aaron Aftab


Chair - Rishi Desai


Chair - Marcin Pitera


Chair - Raghav Saini

CS Mental Health Committee

Chair - Ananya Cleetus, Nikash Walia


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If you have general questions about ACM, you can email us at acm@illinois.edu.

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