About Us

What Is ACM?

ACM is the umbrella organization for Special Interest Groups (known as SIGs) who specialize in an area of computer science, like mobile applications, artificial intelligence, game development, high performance computing, multimedia, operating systems, security, and more.

What Do We Do?

Developing mobile apps. Creating games with stunning graphics. Working on cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence, or even making our own operating system. That's the work of ACM.

How Do I Join?

ACM is free to join. You may have heard about a $19 yearly fee to join, but this only applies to the national organization. You are welcome to join the national organization (there are some cool benefits that you can look up), but to be a part of Purdue's Chapter of ACM, all you need to do is show up to a SIG's meeting. As long as you show up to meetings, you're a part of the group.

Why Should I Join?

You'll get real world experience and work on fun projects. ACM hosts tech talks, hackathons, and other fun events. Corporate sponsors love to interview ACM members. It's free!

SIGs

SIG stands for Special Interest Group. During the year, each SIG will meet for roughly two hours per week and work on a project. These aren't your standard class projects, though. In ACM, you'll get to work on cool things like create the official Purdue app, go to the VEX Robotics World Championships, or design a system that can reconstruct shredded documents.

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SIGAI

President: Jean-Michael Diei

SIGAI is a group of people interested in discussing artificial intelligence and working on projects related to all aspects of artificial intelligence.

Meetings in LWSN B158 every Saturday at 2:00PM.

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SIGAPP

President: Jordan Pitlor

SIGAPP is centered on full stack mobile development including Android, iOS, and scalable cloud backends.

Meetings in LWSN B160 every Tuesday, Thursday at 7:00PM.

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SIGBOTS

President: Lucas Baston

SIGBOTS is focused on competition in the VEX U Robotics Competition and maintaining PROS, an open-source Robotics Operating System.

Meetings in HAAS G064 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:00PM.

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SIGGD

President: Vinson Luo

SIGGD is a group of multi-disciplinary students who collaborate to create creative and interesting video games.

Meetings in LWSN B131 every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 6:00PM.

Leadership

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President - Jonathan Bayless

Jonathan is a senior in Electrical Engineering from Brownsburg, IN. He has been a part of ACM for four years now, with the two years prior to holding the ACM President position spent as the President of SIGBots. Jonathan has held two internships at Rolls-Royce and one internship at Boeing. In his free time, he enjoys building robots and playing guitar.

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Vice President - Ruihang Du

Ruihang is a senior in Computer Science from Beijing, China. Previously, Ruihang has been a member of SIGAI for three years. His passion lies in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and he is actively engaged in related research projects in here at Purdue.

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Treasurer - Elliot Berman

Elliot Berman is a senior studying Computer Science and Statistics from Indianapolis, IN. Prior to becoming the ACM Treasurer, he was the development team lead for PROS in SIGBots. Elliot has had two internships with General Electric and one with Qualcomm. When he’s not maintaining financial records for ACM, he can typically be found working with PROS or wandering around campus.

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Projects

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PROS

by SIGBOTS

Open Source C/C++ Development for VEX Cortex and the Upcoming V5 Microcontroller.

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BoilerFaves

by SIGAPP

An android app that sends you a notifications when food you like is available in the Purdue dining courts. In Honor of Lucas Shanker.

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Purdue Laundry

by SIGAPP

Laundry App for Purdue University.

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Purdue Co-Rec Monitor

by SIGAPP

An app for monitoring the status and capacity of the Purdue CoRec.

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Project W

by SIGGD

SIGGD's Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Project, a multiplayer class-based wizard fighting game.

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Snake AI V2

by SIGAI

Revamp of SIGAI's Snake AI.

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Sponsors

Without the following companies' generosity, we wouldn't be able make cool stuff and travel to compete. Most of our SIGs are funded through corporate donations, so we'd like to thank the following.

See our Sponsorship Tiers for information on becoming a sponsor of ACM.