ACM General Election Results

ACM's newly-elected officers for the term 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2018:

President: Vicki L. Hanson

Vice President:  Cherri Pancake

Secretary/Treasurer:  Elizabeth Churchill

Members at Large:

  • Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis
  • Susan Dumais
  • Elizabeth D. Mynatt
  • Pamela Samuelson
  • Eugene H. Spafford

ACM SIG Elections

ACM SIGGRAPH Election Open

On 15 June, members ACM SIGGRAPH (who were in good standing as of 31 May 2016) were sent voting information from Election Services Corporation (ESC), a third party that is conducting the ACM SIGGRAPH election.

If you have not received email from ESC, please contact If ACM does not have an email address on file, members will receive the voting information via post mail. Ballots are due by 15 August at 16:00 UTC. View candidate slate. 

SIG Elections Results Announced

Elections for the following SIGs closed on 31 May at 16:00 UTC: SIGAI, SIGCSE, SIGDOC, SIGHPC, SIGIR, SIGLOG, and SIGSIM. View election results.

ACM India Council Election

ACM India Council's newly-elected officers
(1 July 2016 — 30 June 2018):

President: Madhavan Mukund

Vice President: Mukesh Mohania

Treasurer: Gautam Shroff

Secretary: Rashmi Mohan

Members at Large
(1 July 2016 — 30 June 2020):

  • Maria Choudhary
  • Venkatesh Raman
  • Murali Krishna Ramanathan
  • Abhiram Ranade
  • Sudeshna Sarkar

Webcast with Mike Hinchey on "Evolving Critical Systems"

Register for the next free ACM Learning Webinar, "Evolving Critical Systems," presented on Tuesday, August 2 at 12 pm ET by Mike Hinchey, Director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. A question-and-answer session moderated by ACM Professional Development Committee Chair Stephen Ibaraki will follow the talk.

ACM, CSTA Announce First Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners

The first-ever winners of the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing were announced on March 19 at the Living Computer Museum. Bestowed by ACM and the Computer Science Teachers Association, the award recognizes computer science talent in high school students and comes with a $10,000 prize.

Meet Juan Miguel de Joya

Juan Miguel de Joya is a Technical Director Resident at Pixar Animation Studios and an active volunteer for the SIGGRAPH conferences. “It’s exciting to see video games become socially pervasive, and I am curious to see the types of self-reflection, discussions, and stories that we will have and share as the medium continues to further integrate itself in our daily lives.”

Larry Hodges on Rediscovering Virtual Reality

Clemson University's Larry Hodges discusses benefits of VR, including alleviating anxiety and PTSD symptoms, providing immersive educational and travel experiences, and delivering pain reduction. Although these applications have been around for quite awhile, major companies are investing in new VR development to produce better, cheaper products.

ACM ICPC 2016 World Finals Winners, May 15-19, Phuket, Thailand

St. Petersburg State University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Harvard University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology were the top medal winners in the 2016 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The first-place 2016 ACM-ICPC winners were students from St. Petersburg State University in Russia.

Read the news release.

Meet Anastasia Ailamaki

Anastasia Ailamaki is a Professor of Computer Science at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausaune, and the CEO and co-founder of RAW Labs SA, a Switzerland-based startup focusing on management of raw data. She is an ACM Fellow and Vice Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data. “The energy at SIGMOD/PODS makes it a unique place to acquire concentrated knowledge, and emerge full of new ideas.”

CACM August 2016 - Computational Biology in the 21st Century: Scaling with Compressive Algorithms

In the past two decades, biological data sets have become so massive that it has become difficult to analyze them to discover patterns that illuminate underlying biological processes.  In this video, Bonnie Berger discusses "Computational Biology in the 21st Century,” a Review Article in the August 2016 Communications of the ACM.

Get Involved with ACM

ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.

Check Out the New ACM Queue

There's a new mobile app for acmqueue, our magazine by and for practitioners, available for download via Google play and the Apple App Store. Also available as a desktop digital edition. The bimonthly issues are free to ACM Professional Members. (One-year subscription is $19.99 for non-ACM members.)

Bringing You the World’s Computing Literature

The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications. 

Lifelong Learning

ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from Safari, online courses from Skillsoft, webinars on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.