ACM students at our annual CS BBQ!

What is ACM?

As a student chapter of the international Association for Computing Machinery,  ACM at UCLA is the largest Computer Science student organization at UCLA and in Southern California. We welcome students of all backgrounds and skill levels to join our community and share our love for technology!

With events such as infosessions, workshops, speaker panels, hackathons, and competitions, we cover a variety of topics including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, cybersecurity, mobile and web development, diversity initiatives, community outreach, and much more. Our events are open to everyone, regardless of major or experience!

images of events organised by ACM Board

What is ACM Board?

ACM Board is our leadership and administrative team including our dev team that handles behind-scenes logistics, financing, plans and hosts ACM-wide eventsand works towards improving the CS curriculum at UCLA by engaging the CS faculty and department leadership.

the logos of all ACM committees

What are ACM committees?

ACM is comprised of eight committees — each serving a different topic and mission. We strive to cover a plethora of interests and encourage members to explore new topics, too!

the logos of all ACM intiatives

What are ACM Initiatives?

ACM Initiatives are independent teams of ACM officers who dedicate their time to work on long term projects and ideas that advance our mission. Our current Initiatives include Impact, JEDI, and Rustaceans.

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How do I get involved?

No matter what your background or major is, we would love to have you at our events and activities!

To keep up with what’s happening, we recommend joining our membership portalour Facebook group, and our weekly newsletter.  We will keep you up to date with everything ACM, and earning points on the portal might even earn you a prize!

Here’s our social media, where you can see what we’re up to:


Our President and Internal/External Vice Presidents support the entire ACM community while our committee presidents foster the growth of their committee.

Nyla Zia


Meryl Mathew

External Vice President

Larry Zhi

Internal Vice President

Jenna Wang

Co-President, Hack

Shiyu Ye

Co-President, Hack

Gregor MacDonald

Co-President, AI

Maxine Wu

Co-President, AI

Nemi Desai

Co-President, ACM-W

Sananshi Pidyar

Co-President, ACM-W

William Zhao

President, ICPC

Joanna Liu

Co-President, Game Studio

Aaron Kwan

Co-President, Game Studio

Jason An

Co-President, Cyber

Savannah Alanis

Co-President, Cyber

Leroy Betterton Gage

Co-President, Teach LA

Vera Peker

Co-President, Teach LA

Natalie Lord

Dev President, Teach LA

Tiffany Zheng

Co-President, Design

Edward Ng

Co-President, Design