About Us

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only international honors society in the Computing and Information Disciplines. The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing and information disciplines. The international organization now consists of chapters in various colleges and universities in North America and overseas. UPE has also received endorsements from both the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.

For more information on the national UPE organization, please visit http://www.acm.org/upe/.

The Gamma Chapter of UPE at Northeastern University sponsors RALPH, the Research Activity Leaders' Presentation Hour, once a semester at the College of Computer and Information Science. RALPH is intended to be a showcase for undergraduate research at the College and a chance for students to present their work. Please visit the main RALPH site for more information on the program.

To contact us, please email us at upe-officers@ccs.neu.edu. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always appreciated.

Officers

Our current officers are:

Our faculty advisor is Professor Viera K. Proulx.

Membership Criteria for Our Chapter

Undergraduates:
  • You must have a 3.5 GPA
  • You must be a junior or senior (but interested middlers should contact us anyway!)
Graduates:
  • You must have a 3.5 GPA
  • You must be about halfway through your graduate program.
Alumni:
  • You must have met the above criteria when you graduated.

Obligations and Benefits

The only obligation is that you attend the UPE meetings that occur while you are in school. They should happen once or, at most, twice a semester. Also, there may be some fund-raisers that we might ask for help with.

Benefits include the previous possible projects, any scholarships offered by the national organization, and the yearly national convention. Also, you can set up a valuable network of people that may help you later in your career.