Every academic year graduate students in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) department at UMBC, who are also members of ACM, are elected to the posts of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers plan, organize and manage the student chapter events. Since the beginning of the academic year 2020-2021, the student officers are assisted by students who volunteer to be part of various committees focused on specific events that repeat throughout the year. The student officers also work under the guidance of faculty advisers from the CSEE department.

Student Officers | Student Committee Members | Faculty Advisors

Student Officers

The following students were elected to various posts in the academic year 2022 – 2023.

Dayuan Tan, Chair

Dayuan Tan is a current Computer Science PhD candidate at CSEE, UMBC.

His research focus on using blockchain, machine learning, reinforcement learning technologies to solve problems in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He works with Dr. Mohamed Younis. 

Dayuan has multiple years of experience serving NGOs, including Enactus, FedMotiv, CSSA. He feels honored and excited to serve as the president for 2022-2023.

Dayuan Tan’s website: https://dayuantan.github.io/AboutMe/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dayuantan/

Siddhant Gupta, Vice-Chair

Siddhant Gupta is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Science from UMBC. His interest is inclined towards Android Development, Web Development and implementation of Machine Learning and Security principles in Web and Android.He is also exploring the idea of web 3.0 and Blockchain technology. He gaming and like playing soccer in his free time. 

He along with other ACM members are eager to conduct various talks, workshops, networking events, etc. For everyone.

Venkata Sridhar Perepu, Secretary

Sridhar Perepu is currently pursuing his masters in Computer Science at UMBC. His research interests are inclined towards the medical and space applications of Machine Learning. He is always ready to take challenges and grow from those experiences. He believes that anything is possible if one is motivated enough and surrounded by like-minded others. As a Secretary for ACM Student Chapter, he intends to strengthen relationships between students, academics, and business leaders in order to further the research enterprise.

Manjiri Virkar, Treasurer 

Manjiri Virkar is currently pursuing her Master’s in Computer Science at UMBC. Her research interests are in the domain of Data Science and Computer Vision. She thinks that extensive thought and subsequent effective code can resolve complex issues. She’s constantly open to new and exciting experiences that are both inside and outside of her comfort zone since she wants to learn, develop, and challenge herself. She has worked as a full stack developed back in India for 4 years and she has also worked as a student desk assistant in Student Disability Services (SDS) department. I have organized many events and I like to plan and organize events and remain socially active and aware of the current research work going on in the field of computer science. She wants to assist the ACM committee in organizing events that will foster better student engagement, encourage idea sharing, and open doors to networking and mentorship opportunities.

Faculty Advisors

The UMBC-ACM student chapter has been working under the insightful guidance of Prof. Tim Oates and Prof. Tim Finin, both Professors of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Dr. Tim Oates is an Oros Familty Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He received B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1989, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Prior to coming to UMBC in the Fall of 2001, he spent a year as a postdoc in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2004 Dr. Oates won a prestigious NSF CAREER award. He is an author or co-author of more than 100 peer reviewed papers and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. His research interests include pattern discovery in time series, grammatical inference, graph mining, statistical natural language processing, robotics, and language acquisition.

Dr. Tim Finin is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He has over 30 years of experience in applications of Artificial Intelligence to problems in information systems and language understanding. His current research is focused on the Semantic Web, mobile computing, analyzing and extracting information from text and online social media, and on enhancing security and privacy in information systems. He is AAAI Fellow, received an IEEE Technical Achievement award in 2009 and was selected as the UMBC Presidential Research Professor in 2012.

Finin received an S.B. degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has held full-time positions at UMBC, Unisys, the University of Pennsylvania, and the MIT AI Laboratory. He is the author of over 300 refereed publications and has received research grants and contracts from a variety of sources. He participated in the DARPA/NSF Knowledge Sharing Effort and helped lead the development of the KQML agent communication language and was a member of the W3C Web Ontology Working Group that standardized the OWL Semantic Web language.

Finin has chaired of the UMBC Computer Science Department, served on the board of directors of the Computing Research Association, been a AAAI councilor, and chaired several major research conferences. He is currently an editor-in-chief of the Elsevier Journal of Web Semantics and a co-editor of the Viewpoints section of the Communications of the ACM.