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About ACM Sacramento Chapter

Submitted by savita on Sun, 11/23/2014 - 6:43pm

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society delivers an abundance of resources that advance computing as a science and a profession ( The ACM unites the world's computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM supports the professional growth of its more than 100,000 members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

ACM Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of the ACM and provide a range of activities including talks by local practitioners, visits from prominent ACM speakers, technical and career workshops, field trips to computing installations, and the opportunity to network with peers and experts in the many fields of interests.

ACM Sacramento Chapter is formed to help to bring together ACM members and computing community in great Sacramento area by providing a forum for discussion, debate, and dialogue about the issues facing our industry today. At the ACM Sacramento Chapter, we direct our chapter activities towards the current important topics of the Internet of Things and Semantic Web.

Join us and be part of the community shaping the future

Dr. Harsh Verma

Dr. Harsh Verma is the Chairperson of ACM Sacramento Chapter.
A technology leader and the recipient of Award of Excellence for Extraordinary Contribution to Technology, by NECCC, an association of the State CIOs of the US and Best of California Award for IT Collaboration, Dr Verma is responsible for bringing innovative ideas and technologies to government practice as well as product development at R Systems, where he is Vice-President, Global Innovative Research and also Heads the Mobility Solutions Practice and Intelligent Transportation Systems Group. He is an industry veteran, with over 30 years of experience having spoken at multiple conferences on best practices in the area of mobile for industry and government.
He has been involved as a Principal Investigator, as an institutional partner with UC Berkeley, when he co-founded Glocol Networks conducting research in multiple wireless projects for ITS Solutions. He was awarded the ICT Scholarship Award 1997 to visit MIT as Research Associate for Software Development in the formation of ITS Lab. He is an Electrical Engineer by profession and he has done his Master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, India and has a management diploma from IIM, Ahmadabad, India’s premier management institute.
His current interests are Internet of Things, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Mobility Solutions, Telecom Protocol Development, Broadband Wireless Networks, IPTV, Wireless Technologies, Protocol Development, Connected Vehicles and Enterprise Mobile Solutions for Government.

Michael Brady is the Chapter Treasurer
He retired from Caltrans in April 2014 and was in environmental planning and air quality analysis, as well as transportation planning. He developed text-processing tools for a mainframe and procedures for using PC software for air quality analysis
Savita Farooqui
Savita Farooqui is co-Chairs the Semantic Web Group, she is also the webmaster for the group.

She is CEO and co-founder of SymSoft Solutions, LLC a Web Development and Systems Integration company in Sacramento.  She is deeply interest in Semantic Web and how it plays a role in the internet of Things.