About us

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 and 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 home page and attend a meeting.

ACM also hosts several general events, including 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.

Executive meetings occur 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) nonprofit organization.



Matt Geimer

Vice Chair

Nitya Sunkad


Evan Matthews


Emily Crawford


Reflections | Projections

Chairs: Garima Sharma, Sumedh Vaidyanathan

We provide a forum to share and learn about progress in computer science, with industry and academia tech talks, workshops and events for attendees, Mechmania, and Diversity × Tech.


Hack Illinois

Chairs: Jonathan Gao, Deeya Bodas

HackIllinois is the premier collegiate hackathon. With over 1000 attendees and 50 mentors in 2019, the hackathon has become one of the largest and most well-regarded in the nation.



Chair: Yipeng Yang

The corporate team handles communication with ACM@UIUC's sponsors, including Numerade, IMC, and more.

Contact: yipengy2@illinois.edu


Chairs: Nora Batko, Akul Joshi

The social team organizes fun events for ACM@UIUC such as picnics, activity weeks, game nights, and Happy Hour.



Chairs: Emma Hartman, Minh Duong, Riya Kulkarni

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



Chairs: Steven Gao, Ryan Ziegler

The infra team maintains ACM@UIUC's infrastructure and engineering efforts like this website.


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