Chicago Chapter

The Computer Society (CS), Chicago Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) serves engineering and computer professionals in the twelve counties of the greater Chicago area. As part of the Chicago Section, the CS Chapter provides a local interface to the worldwide network of the IEEE. In addition, the CS Chapter organizes technical presentations, social events, and networking opportunities of interest to computer professionals. We partner with FutureCon to bring cybersecurity conferences to IEEE Computer Society Chicago members.  We also work with the Chicago Chapter of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) to co-host joint technical events.  Our topics deal with computing and information technology such as big data and data science, connected vehicles, IoT, machine learning and AI, software development, user experience and design, parallel and distributed computing, quantum computing, cybersecurity, computer education and visualization.

For further information or to find out about volunteer or speaking opportunities contact Alvin Chin.

Chapter Organization

Chair: Alvin Chin, BMW Group Tech Office USA (

Vice-Chair: Gina Martinez, Lewis University (

Upcoming Events

No More Dashboards: Why Employees Aren’t Using Data and What to Do About It

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6-7 PM

Speaker: Nate Nichols, Narrative Science

Recent years have seen massive investments and improvements in various components of the modern BI stack, but these advances have not benefitted the business users we expect to consume and act on this information: only a third report getting insights in a way that is meaningful to them.

This fact causes widespread disappointment and frustration in many organizations today. We believe the issue lies primarily with the presentation layer: dashboards deliver visualizations but are too underpowered to provide the accompanying narrative and extra-data context necessary for real understanding and action.

Fortunately, advances in NLP enable the automated generation of data-driven narratives as well as providing deep support for additional context. Together, these capabilities deliver on the last mile of data understanding and allow organizations to unlock more of the returns from the investments they’ve made in their data and analytics technology and processes.

This talk will discuss the current state of the art, as well as planned future work.

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Past Events

AI and Creative Writing: How Computers Can Help People Write Fiction

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6-7 PM

Speaker: Melissa Roemmele

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A Computational Digital-Physical Interface for Infrastructure Production

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6-7 PM

Speaker: Volker Mueller

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Current Status of Quantum Computing

Thursday, February 24, 2021, 6-7 PM

Speaker: Chuck Easttom, Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Computer Society

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A Collaborative Digital Fabrication Project with Chicago High School Students

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 6-7 PM

Speaker: Jeff Solin, Teacher, Lane Tech High School

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Explaining and Accelerating Machine Learning For Finance

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 6-7 PM

Speaker: Mark Bennett, NVIDIA

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19 Feb 2020  – We will have our first IEEE Computer Society Chicago meeting of 2020, which will be a documentary screening of Data Science Pioneers from Dataiku


In this talk, Dr. Dominiak shared her experiences with Webfoot from its conception to its success. She answered many questions from the audience regarding skill and technology requirements, best practices and current trends in the video game programming industry.


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