A forum for Central New Jersey area computer professionals since 1979
Our joint professional chapter is affiliated with both the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society

Chapter Officers and Board

ACM Chair

Bob Krovetz Robert Krovetz is President of Lexical Research, a company doing research and development in natural language processing. His work focuses on word sense disambiguation, multiword expressions, and derivational morphology. He has published more than 30 papers, including one on morphology and information retrieval that has been cited by more than 1000 other papers and was ranked by Citeseer as one of the 100 most-cited papers of the year in computer science. Dr. Krovetz received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

IEEE Chair and Acting Treasurer

Dennis Mancl Dennis Mancl is a retired software developer and coach, with decades of Bell Labs experience in the area of software practices in telecom. Dennis is especially interested in "soft" issues in software engineering: teamwork, collaboration, design brainstorming, refactoring, diverse teams, critical thinking skills, and continuing education. Most of his current work is about how to be a good lifelong learner. He is still an occasional presenter at international ACM and Agile conferences, where he helps organize and report on conference panel discussions. Dennis has been a volunteer with the Princeton Chapter since 1983. Dennis shares some of his recent presentations and other research at https://manclswx.com.

ACM Vice Chair

Jan Buzydlowski Jan Buzydlowski holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics, master's degrees in statistics and computer science education, and a doctorate in information science. He has taught for more than thirty years and now teaches part-time at Bucks County Community College in the STEM Department. Jan also worked as a biostatistician and research scientist. He is the author of over 40 publications ranging from cancer research to methods of teaching programming to data scientists. He has been involved with the Princeton group for over thirty years.

IEEE Vice Chair

Brian Berenbach

Past IEEE Chair

Rebecca Mercuri

Strategic Planning Chair

Josephine Giaimo Josephine Giaimo worked the field of data science in the 1980s, where she wrote FORTRAN code for defined benefit pension plans for insurance companies and brokerage houses as an actuarial assistant. She left the field of data science to eventually become a leader in user-centered quantitative and qualitative research. Her original academic research proposed a framework for evaluating the performance of neural networks and statistical approaches in predicting project profits. She has been working in AI and UX since the 1980s. She is the Founder and Principal of User Experience Research, LLC, providing human-centered consulting to AT&T, ADP, Google, Medidata, Sarnoff Corporation, and others. She holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Montclair State University, and a Master's in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. For several years, she taught psychology courses, including the dynamics of group processes, at Bloomfield College. She has taught courses in robotics and AI to K-12 students, and holds a middle school math teaching certification. She served as Treasurer of the Princeton ACM/IEEE Joint Computer Science Society from 2011 to 2023, and currently leads its Strategic Planning Committee. She is the Membership and Operations Chair of the UXPA NJ chapter.

Strategic Planning Vice Chair

Madhu Chinnambeti Madhu Chinnambeti works as a senior vice president at SupportVectors and provides technology solutions and innovation in the areas of computer science, data science, and artificial intelligence. Madhu holds an engineering degree in Computer Science and a Master's in Business Administration from Boise State University. Madhu is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science and is currently working on finishing his thesis in the area of deep learning to obtain his doctoral degree from Boise State University. He is also attending the Chief Technology Officer executive program at the University of Pennsylvania. Madhu has over 28 years of experience working to provide technology solutions for various business sectors. Madhu has been a permanent resident of Princeton, New Jersey, for over 15 years. Madhu is committed to advancing computer science to solve the world's toughest problems and to enable the young generation to learn and adopt computer science.


John DeGood John DeGood is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at The College of New Jersey. John earned a BS in Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla; his graduate study included Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla and Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining TCNJ, John developed instruments for chemical analysis at Hewlett Packard, high performance computing and networking research at the David Sarnoff Research Center, and cybersecurity research at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories. His interests include embedded hardware-software systems and systems software. John has been an active member of the Princeton joint chapters of ACM and the IEEE Computer Society since 1995; he is a board member and past ACM chair. He holds an Extra Class amateur radio license with callsign NU3E; he enjoys antenna analysis, design, and construction and is an active digital communication mode experimenter. John is a registered yoga teacher and leads several weekly classes. John is married with 2 adult sons and 3 grandchildren.

At-Large Members

Ronald Hiller
James R. Matey
Paul Miller
Doug Raichle
George B. Sherwood
Arta Szathmary
Roger Tobie

Chapter Awards

IEEE Best Chapter Award
The IEEE Princeton Central New Jersey Section 2009 Best Chapter Award, presented to the Princeton joint chapters on June 5, 2009.

ACM Recognition of Service Award
ACM Recognition of Service Award presented to the Princeton Chapters for twenty years of service, May 2000.

IEEE Region 1 Awards

Douglas Dixon, Dennis Mancl, and Rebecca Mercuri (left to right) were presented with IEEE Region 1 Awards by Gerry Alphonse, IEEE Region 1 Director-Elect (Northeastern US), at the annual awards banquet of the IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section on June 7, 2001.

Under their leadership over 22 years the Joint Princeton Professional Chapter of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society sponsored 207 monthly technical meetings, 30 full-day professional development seminars, and 44 events at the Trenton Computer Festival, serving a total of over 15,000 people at these activities.

Contact Information

Princeton Chapter of ACM
PO Box 1324
Princeton, NJ 08542-1324