About Us

The IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley (also known as the IEEE Computer Society Santa Clara Valley) is the largest Chapter in Silicon Valley. We operate as part of the global IEEE Computer Society, which with over 60,000 members is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. IEEE CS was founded in 1946, and is the largest of the IEEE’s 38 societies. The Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computing and information technology.

Our Silicon Valley Chapter emphasizes all aspects of computing to our local members and we welcome visitors. We organize monthly Technical Meetings, which give opportunity for professional networking and where invited speakers from industry share their vision on the computing domain. The Chapter also puts on two conferences each year, EDPS (the Electronic Design Process Symposium), and co-organizes the NFIC (New Frontiers in Computing) conference with NATEA (North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association) and the IEEE Student Chapter at Stanford University.

The Chapter is a fully volunteer driven organization, where the volunteers benefit by developing their professional network, experience and satisfaction.

2021 Chapter Officers

In its annual election, the following officers have been elected by the Chapter members.

Chair Dejan Milojicic
Vice Chair Younghee Park
Secretary Vishnu Pendyala
Treasurer Sachin Desai

The Chapter organization is strongly supported by a volunteer group consisting of

    • Advancement Chair: Dick Ahrons
    • Webmasters: Vishnu Pendyala, Paul Wesling
    • Video Editor/Archiver: Kevin Cameron
    • Advisor: Paul Wesling

Find your volunteer position!

Our active team can use your assistance. If any of these positions appeal to you, please contact one of the oficers to add your name to our listing.

Social Media (2 positions):
— Good familiarity with one or more: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
— Post upcoming events and news of interest; moderate content

Video Archiver:
— Good video editing skills
— Edit Zoom/WebEx videos of technical talks (remove/trim blank spots, bloopers; drop in slides; improve audio)
— Add to IEEE.tv; add links from Website pages

— Gather content, construct portions of the monthly e-Newsletter
— Coordinate publicity in various places: e-GRID, other chapters, etc

— As assistant webmaster, know how to do basic editing and additions in WordPress
— Take on one or two aspects of content creation, such as adding new meetings; editing Page content; etc.

Membership Development:
— Find ways to encourage non-members who participate in our chapter events to join IEEE and CS
— Edit PPT slides with membership benefits, for intro slides at Webinars and meetings
— Potentially develop a budget and subsidy program to get non-members to try IEEE/CS membership
— Have CS literature and membership brochures available at in-person meetings and events

New Frontiers in Computing (NFIC):
— join our NFIC Committee to put on our semi-annual conference

— Coordinate participation of the chapter in EDPS, HotChips, and other local workshops and symposia
— When interested, serve on organizing/AdCom team for local CS sponsored/co-sponsored events

Program Committee member:
— Assist in lining up, vetting speakers on topics of interest (perhaps as a specialist in a topical area)
— Coordinate co-sponsorship (or publicity) of other chapters with an interest in each specific topic
— Update Google Sheets listing of upcoming talks and keep proposals up-to-date

Student Chapters Liaison:
— Work directly with our Student Branch Chapters at SJSU, CSU-Fresno
— Support their faculty chapter advisors; suggest programs/speakers
— Budget for on-campus events (pizza/social activities, etc)
— Coordinate start-up of new chapters (targets: SCU, Stanford, UC-Santa Cruz)
— Potentially develop a budget and subsidy program to get students to try IEEE/CS membership

SVEC Liaison:
— A good position for a past chapter officer
— Explore networking opportunities, co-sponsorships of our programs
— Assist with Engineers Week (in February), SVEC Dinner, Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame, Keepers of the Flame, etc.

— A senior member or fellow who encourages Members to upgrade
— Advise them about options for applying for Senior Member and getting endorsements
— Potentially identify local Senior Members who might be candidates for Fellow