• ACM Council

    The ACM Council, consisting of 16 members, is the highest governing authority in ACM. Council is composed of the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, the Immediate Past President, the Special Interest Group Governing Board (SGB) Chair, three SGB Council Representatives, the Chair of the Publications Board, and seven Members-at-Large.


    • Vicki Hanson - President
    • Cherri M Pancake - Vice President
    • Elizabeth Frances Churchill - Secretary/Treasurer
    • Jack Davidson - Publications Board Co-Chair
    • Joseph A Konstan - Publications Board Co-Chair
    • Jeanna Neefe Matthews - SIG Governing Board Chair
    • Paul Beame - SGB Council Representative
    • Barbara Boucher Owens - SGB Council Representative
    • Loren Terveen - SGB Council Representative
    • Alexander L Wolf - Past President
    • Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis - Member-at-Large
    • Susan T Dumais - Member-at-Large
    • Elizabeth  D. Mynatt - Member-at-Large
    • Pamela Samuelson - Member-at-Large
    • Eugene H Spafford - Member-at-Large
    • Per O Stenstrom - Member-at-Large
  • Audit Committee

    Established to assist Council in fulfilling its legal and fiduciary responsibilities with respect to matters involving the accounting, auditing, financial reporting, conflict of interest, and the internal control functions of the Association.


    • Alain Chesnais - Chair
    • G Scott Owen - Member
  • Awards Committee

    The Awards Committee is responsible for the conduct of the currently existing awards programs of ACM, including all awards, prizes, fellowships or other symbols of recognition of merit bestowed by ACM as a whole. This includes soliciting nominations, selecting recipients from among the nominees, and arranging for the formal conferring of the awards.


    • Vinton Cerf - Co-Chair
    • John R. White - Co-Chair
    • David H Salesin - ACM A. M. Turing Award
    • Sampath Kumar Kannan - ACM Prize in Computing
    • John E Laird - ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award
    • Diane L Souvaine - ACM Athena Lecturer Award
    • Orna Grumberg - ACM Distinguished Service Award
    • Andrew Clifford Myers - ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
    • Dan Gusfield - ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award
    • Subhash Saini - ACM Gordon Bell Prize
    • Elizabeth Jessup - ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award
    • Krishnendu Chakrabarty - ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award
    • Gerhard Weikum - ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award
    • Vinton Cerf - ACM Policy Award
    • Saman Amarasinghe - ACM Software System Award
    • Avi Mendelson - ACM - IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award
    • Darren J Kerbyson - ACM - IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships
    • Barry Wittman - International Science and Engineering Fair
    • Kathy Yelick - ACM - IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award
    • James Demmel - SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering
    • Marc Snir - ACM Fellows
    • Andrew L Sears - ACM Distinguished Member
    • Nancy M Amato - ACM Senior Member
    • Insup Lee - SGB Award Committee Liaison
    • Rosemary McGuinness - ACM Headquarters Liaison
  • ACM Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, the Past President and other members of Council as prescribed by the Bylaws. The Executive Committee is responsible for managing the affairs of ACM between Council meetings except in those matters for which Council action is required by the Constitution or by the Bylaws.


    • Vicki Hanson - President
    • Cherri M Pancake - Vice-President
    • Elizabeth Frances Churchill - Secretary/Treasurer
    • Jeanna Neefe Matthews - SIG Governing Board Chair
    • Alexander L Wolf - Past President
  • Computers and Public Policy

    The ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy (CCPP) aids ACM in addressing internationally relevant issues relating to computers and public policy. The ACM Forum on Risks to the Public in Computers and Related Systems (RISKS Forum) is an online dialogue on risks to the public in computers and related systems, and is heavily involved in issues such as human safety, privacy, ethics, and legal responsibility. The RISKS Forum activity involves many people around the world, some of whom are contributing to the CCPP effort through their RISKS submissions.


    • Peter G Neumann - Chair
  • Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE)

    The Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) is responsible for promoting ethical conduct among computing professionals by publicizing the Code of Ethics and by offering interpretations of the Code; planning and reviewing activities to educate membership in ethical decision making on issues of professional conduct; and reviewing and recommending updates to the Code of Ethics and its guidelines.


    • Don Gotterbarn - Chair
    • Marty Wolf - Vice Chair
    • Bo Brinkman - Technical Coordinator
    • Keith W. Miller - Secretary
    • Florence A. Appel - Member
    • Karla Carter - Member
    • Frances S Grodzinsky - Member
    • Anthony Lobo - Member
    • Denise Oram - Member
    • Simon Rogerson - Member
    • Kate Vazansky - Member
  • History Committee

    The History Committee fosters collection, preservation, and interpretation of the history of the ACM and its role in the development of computing. To this end, the committee provides guidance within the Association and carries out activities independently and in collaboration with other groups.


    • Charles H House - Chair
    • Mary W Hall - Member
    • Mathai Joseph - Member
    • Tao Xie - SGB Liaison
  • Investment Committee

    Established to provide structure and direction for managing the investments of the association, where the greatest concern for the overall portfolio should be to achieve a balance between preservation of capital, liquidity, current income, and long-term growth.


    • Stuart Feldman - Chair
    • Erik R Altman - Member
    • Stephen Bourne - Member
    • Elizabeth Frances Churchill - Member
    • Darren Ramdin - Member
    • Patricia Ryan - Member
    • Robert B Schnabel - Member
  • Education Board

    The general scope of the Education Board is to promote computer science education at all levels and in all ways possible. The Board is an executive-like committee overseeing the Education Council and initiates, directs, and manages key ACM educational projects, including the promotion of curriculum recommendations, the coordination of educational activities, and efforts to provide educational and information services to ACM membership. The Board oversees the work of the Education Council, and includes representatives of all ACM committees concerned with accreditation, curricula, aid to educational institutions, and other educational activities.


    • Mehran Sahami - Co-Chair
    • jane C prey - Co-Chair
    • Elizabeth K Hawthorne - Vice-Chair
    • Andrew McGettrick - Past Chair
    • Valerie Barr - Member-at-Large
    • Scott Buck - Member-at-Large
    • Alison J Derbenwick Miller - Member-at-Large
    • Dan Grossman - Member-at-Large
    • Debra J Richardson - Member-at-Large
    • Chris Stephenson - Member-at-Large
    • Renee Dopplick - ACM Headquarters
    • Mark R Nelson - ACM Headquarters
    • Yan Timanovsky - ACM Headquarters
  • Education Council

    A key mission of ACM is the education of computer and information specialists. Various volunteer committees under the Education Board develop and recommend computing curricula for all educational levels and provide self-assessment procedures, home study courses and professional development seminars. Through its participation in the Computer Sciences Accreditation Board, ACM is instrumental in evaluating and accrediting computer science programs in colleges and universities.


    • Mehran Sahami - Co-Chair
    • jane C prey - Co-Chair
    • Jennifer (Ginger) Alford - Member
    • Owen Astrachan - Member
    • Valerie Barr - Member
    • Scott Buck - Member
    • Tracy Camp - Member
    • Michael E. Caspersen - Member
    • Michelle Craig - Member
    • Janice E Cuny - Member
    • Andrea Danyluk - Member
    • Alison J Derbenwick Miller - Member
    • Steven Ira Gordon - Member
    • Mark Guzdial - Member
    • Christopher Hundhausen - Member
    • Lisa C Kaczmarczyk - Member
    • Mirella M Moro - Member
    • Peter Norvig - Member
    • Barbara Boucher Owens - Member
    • Mihaela Sabin - Member
    • Deborah W. Seehorn - Member
    • Ben Shapiro - Member
    • Jodi L Tims - Member
    • Paul Tymann - Member
    • Gerrit Van der Veer - Member
    • R.  Venkatesh - Member
    • Mark Allen Weiss - Member
    • Pat Yongpradit - Member
    • Ming Zhang - Member
    • Stuart Zweben - Member
    • Paul Leidig - CSAB Representative
    • Jim Leone - CSAB Representative
    • Cara Tang - Liaisons to Education Board and Council
    • Yan Timanovsky - Headquarters Liaison
    • Lillian N Cassel - Advisor
    • Alison Clear - Advisor
    • Daniel D Garcia - Advisor
    • John Impagliazzo - Advisor
    • Heikki Topi - Advisor
  • Practitioners Board

    The Practitioners Board is responsible for developing programs that support the professional needs of ACM members as well as promoting computing as a profession. The Practitioners Board and Professional Development Committee focus on products and services that support and enhance the professional and technical development of practicing computing professionals, including engineers, architects, IT specialists and managers.


    • Terry J Coatta - Co-Chair
    • Stephen Ibaraki - Co-Chair
    • Toufi Saliba - Conference Committee Chair
    • Eve A Andersson - Member
    • Stephen Bourne - Member
    • Karin K Breitman - Member
    • Alain Chesnais - Member
    • Adam Cole - Member
    • Andrew Conklin - Member
    • Michael G Hinchey - Member
    • Srikantan Moorthy - Member
    • Dave P O'Leary - Member
    • Theo Ezell Schlossnagle - Member
    • Xiaosheng Tan - Member
    • Yan Timanovsky - ACM HQ Staff Member
  • Publications Board

    The Publications Board is responsible for the production and management of all ACM publications. Officially, the Board has authority over SIG conference proceedings and SIG newsletters, but these functions are delegated to volunteer conference committees and newsletter editors. ACM journals, with volunteer Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Boards, publish research papers, articles, and reviews written by volunteer experts. The production functions -- editing, proofreading, composition, artwork, advertising and printing -- are managed by Publications Department staff at Headquarters. The ACM Digital Library is an online searchable database with full-text articles from all ACM publications and bibliographic data from major publishers in computing.


    • Jack Davidson - Co-Chair
    • Joseph A Konstan - Co-Chair
    • Ronald Boisvert - Member
    • Karin K Breitman - Member
    • Terry J Coatta - Member
    • Anne Condon - Member
    • Scott Delman - Member
    • Nikil D. Dutt - Member
    • Roch Guerin - Member
    • Carol Hutchins - Member
    • Catherine C McGeoch - Member
    • M. Tamer Ozsu - Member
    • Mary Lou Soffa - Member
    • Eugene H Spafford - Member
    • Stephen N Spencer - Member
    • Alex Wade - Member
    • Keith Webster - Member
  • SIG Governing Board

    ACM's Special Interest Groups offer more than 30 distinct, independently governed communities dedicated to defined computing sub-disciplines in every major area of the field. The SIG Governing Board (SGB), under the SGB Executive Committee, establishes financial and other policies which relate to all SIGs.


    • Shari Trewin - SIGACCESS Chair
    • Michael Mitzenmacher - SIGACT Chair
    • David A Cook - SIGAda Chair
    • Sven Koenig - SIGAI Chair
    • Jiman Hong - SIGAPP Chair
    • Sarita Adve - SIGARCH Chair
    • Insup Lee - SIGBED Chair
    • Srinivas Aluru - SIGBio Chair
    • Michael Goldweber - SIGCAS Chair
    • Loren Terveen - SIGCHI President
    • Srinivasan Keshav - SIGCOMM Chair
    • Amber Settle - SIGCSE Chair
    • Vijaykrishnan Narayanan - SIGDA Chair
    • Claire Lauer - SIGDOC Chair
    • Kevin Leyton-Brown - SIGecom Chair
    • Marc Schoenauer - SIGEVO Chair
    • Jeff Jortner - SIGGRAPH President
    • Jeff Hollingsworth - SIGHPC Chair
    • Diane Kelly - SIGIR Chair
    • Stephen Zilora - SIGITE Chair
    • Bing Liu - SIGKDD Chair
    • Prakash Panangaden - SIGLOG Chair
    • Vishal Misra - SIGMETRICS Chair
    • Pradip Bose - SIGMICRO Chair
    • Janice C Sipior - SIGMIS Chair
    • Shih Fu Chang - SIGMM Chair
    • Suman Banerjee - SIGMOBILE Chair
    • Donald Kossmann - SIGMOD Chair
    • Robbert Van Renesse - SIGOPS Chair
    • Michael William Hicks - SIGPLAN Chair
    • Trent Jaeger - SIGSAC Chair
    • Ilias Kotsireas - SIGSAM Chair
    • Margaret Loper - SIGSIM Chair
    • Nenad Medvidovic - SIGSOFT Chair
    • Mohamed F Mokbel - SIGSPATIAL Chair
    • Mathew Felthousen - SIGUCCS Chair
    • Dick Bulterman - SIGWEB Chair
  • SGB Executive Committee

    The SGB Executive Committee (SGB-EC) is elected by the SIG Governing Board (SGB) members. Except for actions specified in the Bylaws or SGB policies that explicitly require SGB approval, the SGB EC has full authority to act on behalf of the SGB between its meetings. The SGB EC is bound by the SGB's actions and the SGB may override any decision of the SGB EC.


    • Jeanna Neefe Matthews - SIG Governing Board Chair
    • Renée McCauley - SGB EC Vice Chair for Operations
    • Simon Harper - SIG Development Advisor
    • Suman Banerjee - SBG Conference Advisor
    • Sarita Adve - New SIG Advisor
    • Will Tracz - SIG Viability Advisor
    • Insup Lee - SIG Awards Advisor
    • Patrick H Madden - SIG Board Past Chair
    • Paul Beame - SGB Council Representative
    • Barbara Boucher Owens - SGB Council Representative
    • Loren Terveen - SGB Council Representative
    • Donna Cappo - ACM Headquarters SIG Liaison
  • Regional Councils


  • ACM Europe Council

    The ACM Europe Council aims to increase the level and visibility of ACM activities across Europe. The Council is comprised of European computer scientists committed to fostering the visibility and relevance of ACM in Europe, and is focused on a wide range of European ACM activities, from high-quality ACM conferences in Europe, to expanding ACM chapters, to encouraging greater participation of Europeans in all dimensions of ACM.


    • Wendy Hall - Chair
    • Matthias Kaiserswerth - Vice Chair
    • Per O Stenstrom - Secretary
    • Joaquim Jorge - Treasurer
    • Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis - Member
    • Reyyan Ayfer - Member
    • Herve Bourlard - Member
    • Michel Cosnard - Member
    • Josep Díaz Cort - Member
    • Panagiota St. Fatourou - Member
    • Fabrizio Gagliardi - Member
    • Judith Gal-Ezer - Member
    • Mashhuda Glencross - Member
    • Oliver Grau - Member
    • Chris Hankin - Member
    • Paola Inverardi - Member
    • Natasa Milic-Frayling - Member
    • Enrico Nardelli - Member
    • Ron Perrott - Member
    • Paul G. Spirakis - Member
    • Harald Storrle - Member
    • Mateo Valero - Member
  • ACM India Council

    The ACM India Council comprises a cross section of the computer science and information technology community committed to increasing the visibility and relevance of ACM in India. It aims to increase the level and visibility of ACM activities across India, through increasing ACM membership, number of chapters, and sponsored conferences and symposia.


    • Madhavan Mukund - President
    • Mukesh Mohania - Vice President
    • Rashmi Mohan - Secretary
    • Gautam Shroff - Treasurer
    • Maria Josefa Choudhary - Member
    • Hemangee K. Kapoor - Member
    • Sukumar Nandi - Member
    • V. Krishna Nandivada - Member
    • Venkatesh Raman - Member
    • Murali Krishna Ramanathan - Member
    • Abhiram Gorakhanath Ranade - Member
    • Sudeshna Sarkar - Member
    • Srinivas Padmanabhuni - Past President
  • ACM China Council

    The ACM China Council comprises a cross section of the computer science and information technology community committed to increasing the visibility and relevance of ACM in China. The council is focused on a wide range of ACM activities, from creating channels to bring more high-quality ACM activities to China; to expanding ACM chapters; to enhancing access to the ACM Digital Library and publications for ACM members in China; to increasing the participation of ACM members in China across all dimensions of ACM.


    • Jiaguang Sun - Honorary Chair
    • Yunhao Liu - Chair
    • Vincent Shen - Vice Chair for Chapters
    • Wenguang Chen - Vice Chair for Publications
    • Xinbing  Wang - Vice Chair for Conferences
    • Meng Wan - Vice Chair for Communications and PR
    • Bin Hu - Member-at-Large
    • Chuanping Hu - Member-at-Large
    • John Chi-Shing Lui - Member-at-Large
    • Junzhou Luo - Member-at-Large
    • Zhiguang Qin - Member-at-Large
    • Renyi Xiao - Member-at-Large
    • Ming Zhang - Member-at-Large
    • Feng Zhao - Member-at-Large
    • Jiaguang Sun - Honorary Advisory Council Chair
    • Jinpeng Huai - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Xiangke Liao - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Huimin Lin - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Jian Lv - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Hong Mei - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Shan Wang - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Andrew C Yao - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Yaoxue Zhang - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Nanning Zheng - Honorary Advisory Council Member
  • Policy Issues


  • USACM Council

    The U.S. Public Policy Council of ACM (USACM) is the focal point for ACM's interaction with U.S. government organizations, the computing community, and the U.S. public in all matters of U.S. public policy related to information technology. Each member of USACM is part of at least one of its seven committees: Privacy, Security, Intellectual Property, Law, Accessibility, Digital Governance, and Voting.


    • Stuart Shapiro - Chair
  • Education Policy Committee

    The ACM Education Policy Committee is a high-level committee of acclaimed computer scientists and educators dedicated to improving opportunities for quality education in computer science and computing-related fields. Chaired by Jeffrey Forbes, Computer Science Professor at Duke University, the Education Policy Committee develops initiatives aimed at shaping education policies that impact the computing field. A primary goal of the EPC is to ensure that computer science education is recognized in educational initiatives at all levels of the educational pipeline.


    • Jeffrey Forbes - Chair
    • Joanna Goode - Member
    • Susanne E Hambrusch - Member
    • Elizabeth K Hawthorne - Member
    • J Strother Moore - Member
    • Mark R Nelson - Member
    • Kelly Powers - Member
    • Susan Rodger - Member
    • Deborah W. Seehorn - Member
    • Eugene H Spafford - Member
    • Mark Stehlik - Member
    • Chris Stephenson - Member
  • ACM-W Council

    ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.


    • Valerie Barr - Chair
    • Sheila Anand - ACM-W Executive Committee
    • Reyyan Ayfer - ACM-W Executive Committee
    • Sue Black - ACM-W Executive Committee
    • Jodi L Tims - ACM-W Executive Committee
    • Adriana Compagnoni - Council Members
    • Mary Anne Egan - Council Members
    • Paula Gabbert - Council Members
    • Elizabeth K Hawthorne - Council Members
    • Wendy Hall - Strategic Advisory Board
    • Lucy Sanders - Strategic Advisory Board
    • Telle Whitney - Strategic Advisory Board
  • ACM Representatives to Other Organizations

    Other organizations with which ACM cooperates to advance the computing field: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Computing Research Association (CRA), International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) General Assembly, IEEE Computer Society.


    • Alexander L Wolf - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • Andrew L Sears - Computing Research Association (CRA)
  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

    The Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K¿12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.


    • Mark R Nelson - Executive Director

ACM Boards and Committees

ACM offers opportunities for members to volunteer at all levels of the organization. Volunteers have a direct and critical impact on ACM’s governance through ACM Council, the highest governing authority, and numerous boards, committees and task forces.