Message from IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE CS 75th Anniversary Celebrations Continue!

It's not too late to join in! Exciting activities are taking place all year long

As our enthusiastic members are aware, this special year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Computer Society!

To commemorate this momentous milestone, a slate of exciting and interactive activities has been taking place throughout the year.  These activities integrate the rich history of the Computer Society and highlight the accomplishments of its members and the innovations they help to create, with the vision and resources that will inspire the future.
Highlights of the Celebration include:

IEEE Computer Society Trivia Contest

Let’s test your Computer Society knowledge! Start competing in the Computer Society’s year-long trivia contest spotlights interesting facts and trivia of the Computer Society and the computing field.  Contest winners are announced monthly.

Congratulations to our latest Trivia Contest Winner, Neha Jasmin!  

  • September Contest Winner: Neha Jasmin
  • August Contest Winner: Hüseyin Yapici
  • July Contest Winner: Mateo Escalante
  • June Contest Winner: Cynthia Burham
  • May Contest Winner: Nayza Thasneem
  • April Contest Winner: Keerthana AJ
  • March Contest Winner: Alna Maria Ben
  • February Contest Winner: Rishna CP
  • January Contest Winner: Sra Ku


History of Computing Webinars

This year, November is a month dedicated to celebrating history at the Computer Society. As part of our distinguished lecturer webinar series, we have numerous webinars scheduled to give us the historical context of today’s hot topics. Take advantage of these live webinars to ask questions, interact with thought leaders in the industry, and learn about the rich history of computing.

  • Moore’s Law, 1965-2016 – Thomas Misa, 2 Nov 1pm ET
  • Five Historical Lessons About Gender in Computing – Janet Abbate, 3 Nov 1pm ET
  • Armenia: Echoing to World Community and Building a New Heritage in Computer Science and Engineering – Samvel Shoukourian, 5 Nov 7am ET
  • Telling Our Stories: How the IEEE Computer Society develops professionals – David Alan Grier, 9 Nov 11am ET
  • History of Computing in Europe and Russia – Pierre Mounier-Kuhn and Igor Agamizyan, 10 Nov 9am ET
  • Making Up Minds: Computing and Proof in the Postwar United States – Stephanie Dick, 10 Nov 1pm ET
  • Mesh Shaders and the History of Computer Graphics – Jon Peddie, 11 Nov 11am ET

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IEEE CS Global Student Challenge (IEEE CS GSC)

Winners are announced! The Global Student Challenge provides a platform for students from all over the world to create innovative solutions to big data problems.  For this year’s competition, each student OR team (max three students) was required to present a solution to a pre-determined problem/issue statement. This year two challenge problems were posed, both on topics of relevance today — one on analyzing sentiments in tweets related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the second on analyzing computer system usage and failure data from a university’s central computing system.

Congratulations to the Global Student Challenge Winners! 

The Champ: Taicheng Guo (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
First Runner Up: Allan Henrique Kamimura (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Second Runner Up: Chi Zhang, Zihao He, Yue Li (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
Special Computer Society Award Winner: Fahmi Noor Fiqri (Universitas Pakuan, Indonesia)
Audience Choice Winner: Bohao Liu, Zhenfei Luo, Lulin Liu (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)

Student Branch Chapters Video Competition 

Congratulations to the IEEE Dokuz Eylul Univ. Student Branch Chapter!

The IEEE student branch chapters were challenged with creating videos that highlight the past, present, and future of technology. These videos demonstrate how technology has or will change society, change civilization, improve lives, solve problems, and impact the future.

The IEEE Dokuz Eylul Univ. Student Branch Chapter is the winner, earning the most likes, shares, and comments on YouTube!  Check out the winning video. 

More Anniversary Programs to Come

Some of the anniversary programs include IEEE CS Volunteers Week, an essay contest for members, special articles in CS publications, and featured panels at select CS events and conferences.

Over the course of the year, details about new competitions and resources will continue to be released.

In Appreciation of IEEE CS Valuable Supporters

We’d like to extend our thanks for the support from this year’s 75th Anniversary Corporate Partners – OPPO, Hitachi, and Alibaba – their important participation is very much appreciated.

Stay Informed

Be sure to read the Insider Membership Newsletter to keep informed of all the 75th Anniversary activities taking place, or check back here regularly.


Thank you for your continued support!

IEEE Computer Society Team