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ACM Senior Members – An Overview

Complete Listing of all Senior Members

The ACM Senior Member Recognition Program

The ACM Senior Member program, initiated in 2006, includes members with at least 10 years of professional experience who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions.

As one of ACM’s prestigious Advanced Member Grades, ACM Senior Member status recognizes the top 25% of ACM Professional Members for their demonstrated excellence in the computing field.

Along with Fellows and Distinguished Engineers, Scientists, and Members, ACM’s Senior Members join a distinguished list of colleagues to whom ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership in computing and information technology.

Why is ACM Senior Membership Important?

ACM Senior Membership represents an important ACM Membership and career milestone. While still a relatively new honor, ACM Senior Member status has quickly become a globally acknowledged and respected distinction.

And more importantly, it is emblematic of a high degree of professional competency, and acts as a measure by which peers and employers can acknowledge technical expertise and professional accomplishments.

ACM Senior Member Benefits

ACM Senior Members receive a certificate, a pin, and a specially annotated ACM membership card. ACM Senior Member appointments are also announced on the ACM Web site, and appear in ACM’s flagship publication, Communications of the ACM.

ACM Senior Member Selection Criteria

  • Five years continuous (Professional, not Student) membership in ACM
  • Ten years of professional experience (includes some educational experience)
  • Demonstrated performance that sets the member apart from peers
  • Three endorsements from colleagues (not necessarily ACM members) in the field

Please consult the "Checklist for ACM Senior Member Nominations" page for information needed to submit a Senior Member nomination.

Read an article entitled "Advice to Those Seeking ACM Senior Members" by Senior Member committee chair Susan Rodger on how to submit a strong nomination package.

View the full guidelines for ACM Senior Member Nominations, go to the nomination form, or view a list of recipients to date.

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.