Professional Organizations in Computer Science

American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Among its some 4,000 members, ASIS&T counts information specialists in computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry, and education. The society is committed to finding new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 
Founded in 1947 as an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of information technology and serves both professional and public interests.

Association for Women in Computing
The Association for Women in Computing was founded in 1978 and was one of the first professional organizations for women in computing. They have chapters worldwide, as well as individual members.

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 
A nonprofit member association, founded in 1893, dedicated to promoting and improving engineering and technology education.

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
A nationally recognized organization that provides platforms allowing women’s voices, ideas and spirits to influence technology. The mission is to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, to increase the positive impact of technology on the lives of the world’s women, and to help communities, industry, education and government benefit from these increases.

Association of Information Technology Professionals
The leading, worldwide society of professionals in information technology.

The Computing Research Association
The Computing Research Association is composed of more than 200 academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields. Their mission is to strengthen research and advanced education in the computing fields, expand opportunities for women and minorities, and policy work.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society
With over 200 chapters worldwide, the Computer Society was formed, “to advance the theory, practice, and application of computer and information processing science and technology.” This society traces its roots back to 1971, and is also a part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 
Serves the professional and scientific needs of Operations Research and Management Sciences investigators, scientists, educators, students, and managers, as well as the institutions they serve where Operations Research (OR) and the Management Sciences (MS) are the professional disciplines that deal with the application of information technology for informed decision-making.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 
Dedicated to advancing the application of mathematics to science and industry, to promoting mathematical research that could lead to effective new methods and techniques for science and industry, and to providing media for the exchange of information and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and scientists. In conjunction with the AMS, they also provide career information and services to the mathematics community through the AMS-SIAM Mathematics Careers Bulletin Board which is an interactive service that informs students about non-academic career choices in the mathematical sciences.

USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
Founded in 1975, USENIX brings together engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working in computer science.