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CSAB is the lead ABET member society for accreditation of degree programs in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Software Engineering. It is a co-lead society for Cybersecurity Engineering and Systems Engineering, and a cooperating society for Biological Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Information Engineering Technology. In its lead society capacity, CSAB has responsibility for the development of accreditation criteria and for the selection, training, and assignment of program evaluators. CSAB is represented by three members on the ABET Board of Delegates and more than 75 members on the Applied and Natural Sciences Accreditation Commission (ANSAC), Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC), Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), and Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET.

CSAB is governed by its Board of Directors whose members are appointed by its member societies, the world’s three largest technical, educational, and scientific societies in computing and statistics: The Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. (ACM), the American Statistical Association (ASA), and the IEEE-Computer Society (IEEE-CS). CSAB was established by the ACM and IEEE-CS in 1985. ASA joined the organization in 2021.

CSAB’s Committees are responsible for strategic planning and assessment; criteria development; selection, training, and assignment of program evaluators; quality assurance of volunteers; awards and recognition; constituency relations; and nominations and appointments to CSAB and ABET offices.