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ACM members fill vital positions on the councils, boards and committees that govern the organization and raise the visibility of ACM worldwide.
John West and Natalie Enright Jerger Named Co-chairs of ACM Diversity and Inclusion Council
Natalie Enright Jerger and John West have been named Co-chairs of ACM's Diversity and Inclusion Council, effective July 1. Natalie Enright Jerger is Percy Edward Hart Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. John West is Director of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center.
Lorraine Kisselburgh, Fellow at Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), has been appointed Chair of ACM's Technology Policy Council, which addresses global technology policy, effective July 1, 2019.
Learn more about the leaders who are the driving force behind ACM's initiatives:
- President Cherri M. Pancake: formerly ACM Vice President; SIGHPC founder and Chair; ACM Fellow
- Vice President Elizabeth Churchill: formerly ACM Secretary/Treasurer; SIGCHI Executive Vice President; ACM Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Speaker; CHI Academy member
- Secretary/Treasurer Yannis Ioannidis: ACM Europe Council member; and formerly SIGMOD Chair; member of SIG Governing Board Executive Committee and ACM Publications Board
- Past President Alexander L. Wolf: formerly ACM President, ACM Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) Governing Board, and Chair of SIGSOFT
Learn more about ACM’s commitment to ethical standards: the ACM Code of Ethics, Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, and Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), which is guiding these and other intiatives.
ACM Regional Councils
ACM's Regional Councils provide grassroots support on a global scale. Based in Europe, India, and China, they raise awareness, visibility and relevance of ACM by sponsoring high-quality conferences, expanding chapters, and encouraging greater participation in all dimensions of the society.
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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 keeps ACM moving: organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.
ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of computing, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women. Membership in ACM-W is open to all ACM members and is free of charge.
ACM was established in 1947 soon after the creation of ENIAC, the first stored-program digital computer, to “advance the science, development, construction, and application of the new machinery for computing, reasoning, and other handling of information.”