Bobby Schnabel

Bobby Schnabel

Association for Computing Machinery
Executive Director and CEO

Background

Bobby Schnabel is Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Computing Machinery, the oldest and largest society of computing professionals and students. Prior to beginning as CEO of ACM in November 2015, Bobby was Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University from 2007-2015 and a member of the computer science faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1977-2007. He served as Vice Provost for Academic and Campus Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1998-2007, as founding director of the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS), a campus-wide information technology institute from 1997-2007, as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science from 1995-1997, and as chair of the Department of Computer Science from 1990-1995. Bobby is a co-founder and executive team member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology. He currently serves on the advisory committee for the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering and on the board of code.org. He is a fellow of ACM and of SIAM, received the Computing Research Association Nico Habermann Award in 2012, and was named a White House Champion of Change for Women in STEM in 2011.

Bobby has served as chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee; as chair of the advisory committee for the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions; on the advisory board of the Computing and Information Science and Engineering directorate of the National Science Foundation; and on the boards of the Kinsey Institute, TechPoint, and the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation. He received a BA degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1971, summa cum laude, and a MS and PhD in computer science from Cornell University in 1975 and 1977, respectively.