ACM Membership

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ACM offers the resources, access and tools to invent the future. No one has a larger global network of professional peers. No one has more exclusive content. No one presents more forward-looking events. Or confers more prestigious awards. Or provides a more comprehensive learning center. 

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Meet Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker Cristina Conati

Cristina Conati is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. She is an associate editor for the Journal of User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. She served as President of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing, as well as Program or Conference Chair for several international conferences including User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, ACM Intelligent User Interfaces, and AI in Education.

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ACM Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft, is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share research results and exchange ideas, rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries, understand the practical applications of their research and gain recognition.

Meet Elisa Bertino

Elisa Bertino is a Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, where she also heads the Cyber Space Security Lab. She is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE and AAAS, was named the 2019-2020 ACM Athena Lecturer, and received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, the Tsutomu Kanai Award, and the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award. “I think that sometimes cybersecurity has the connotation of ‘hacking systems,’ and this may not resonate well with women. However, this is far from reality.”

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Meet Yunhao Liu

Yunhao Liu is the MSU Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He also holds the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship and served as the Dean of the School of Software at Tsinghua University. Liu is an ACM Fellow and received the ACM Presidential Award, among other honors. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks and is the Honorary Chair of the ACM China Council.

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Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.

Become an Ambassador for ACM

Encourage your colleagues to join ACM, share the benefits of ACM and receive free gifts for participating. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession. 

Ambassador for ACM Program

Customer Service FAQ

Do you have questions about your member benefits, how to update your contact information, how to renew your membership, or claim missing issues? If so, visit ACM’s Customer Service FAQ for answers to these questions and more.

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Guiding Members with a Framework of Ethical Conduct

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.

Volunteer with SocialCoder

You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM’s new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.

Meet Computing Professionals Near You

ACM has launched a local events initiative in several major US cities to help computer professionals like you build personal networks of smart technical people nearby. You can share work experiences and insight, discuss new research ideas and provide guidance in finding a job or launching a new venture.

ACM Local Meet up groups

ACM Members Around the World

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Membership Options and Rates

Membership options and rates for professionals, students, those residing in developing countries, and members of other computing societies.

Request ACM Membership Information

Encourage your peers, colleagues and students to join ACM—request membership applications, brochures and posters to  promote ACM membership at your institution.

Order Complimentary Materials for Your Students!

ACM offers complimentary materials for students and professionals interested in the computing field. These materials are available to educators and students for educational use.

Vicki Hanson on How Women Are Reshaping Computing

In her blog post for Computer Weekly's WITsend blog, ACM President Vicki Hanson discusses ACM's all-female leadership team, how diversity is helping to redefine what a computing professional is, and how the digital world is expanding career opportunities for non-technical people. "While most will not become expert, basic skills will be required for them to be effective in their careers and to deal with the myriad of online offerings for communication, entertainment, retail, and government services," she says.

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2017-2018 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize Recipient

ACM congratulates Jitendra Agrawal, a professor in the School of Information Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India, who won the 2017-2018 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, an Apple Homepod. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (a Fitbit Surge) was Esmeralda Jimenez Morales, a student at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico.

ACM Distinguished Speakers Program

The Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) is one of ACM's most valued outreach programs, providing universities, corporations, event and conference planners, and local ACM chapters with direct access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry. ACM will cover the cost of transportation for the speaker to travel to your event.

Become an ACM Preferred Employer

Empower your staff, gain recruiting advantages and enjoy financial benefits. Become an ACM Preferred Employer, and your technical staff will enjoy all the benefits of ACM Professional Membership and access to the ACM Digital Library at a preferred rate.

News Resources for Members

ACM Bulletins - ACM member news
People of ACM Bulletins - highlighting outstanding ACM members
MemberNet - monthly newsletter of ACM people and activities
CareerNews - digest of career-related topics of interest
ACM-W Connections Newsletter - from ACM Women's Council

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.

Lifelong Learning

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

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