Cigdem Sengul selected as the next ACM-W Communications co-Chair

Cigdem Sengul
Cigdem Sengul,
ACM-W Communications Co-Chair

Cigdem Sengul, current communications chair and secretary of ACM-W Europe, will be the next Communications Co-Chair of ACM-W, effective July 2022.

Cigdem is a Senior Lecturer at Brunel University, UK. Since 2002, she has worked and led projects in various R&D groups in the USA and Europe. She is an expert on communication networks, privacy and security, focusing on constrained and decentralised systems. 

Cigdem has been a member of the ACM for over 15 years. She has been serving in the communications team in ACM-W Europe since 2015. She started as a working group volunteer and has served as its chair for the last four years. She has initiated and worked on many projects to highlight the achievement of women in computing and engineering within ACM. Cigdem is passionate about making computing more diverse. She is the Athena SWAN1 lead for the Computer Science Department and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion college champion at Brunel.

Cigdem is very excited to join the ACM-W as the Communications Co-Chair: “I am delighted to join Bettina Bair to work on projects that will strive to amplify the voices of our global community.”


[1] A framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Link: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan-charter