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2013 Editorial Board

Ron VetterRon Vetter, editor in chief, is the Interim Associate Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 2007, he cofounded the technology company Mobile Education LLC which specializes in developing interactive short message service applications. Vetter has served on numerous journal editorial boards and conference committees, including his current appointment as associate editor for Computing Now. Vetter received a BS and an MS in computer science from North Dakota State University, Fargo, and a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Sumi HelalSumi Helal, associate editor in chief, is a professor of computer and information science and engineering at the University of Florida. He is cofounder and director of the Gator Tech Smart House, an experimental home for applied pervasive computing research in the domain of elder care. Additionally, he is founder, president, and CEO of Phoneomena, a mobile application and middleware company. Helal received a PhD in computer science from Purdue University and is an IEEE Senior Member, as well as a member of the ACM and Usenix.
Bill SchilitBill Schilit, associate editor in chief, is the Special Issues editor. His interests include ubiquitous computing and mobile and distributed systems, with a research focus in the development of smart personal and mobile technologies supporting knowledge work. Schilit, a researcher at Google, received a PhD in computer science from Columbia University.
Kathleen SwiggerKathleen Swigger, associate editor in chief and Research Features editor, is a professor of computer science at the University of North Texas. Her research areas include computer-supported cooperative work, human factors, and artificial intelligence, specifically intelligent interfaces. She is the recipient of numerous grants from NSF, ARPA, the State of Texas, the Department of Education, and private foundations for the development and evaluation of computer-supported cooperative problem-solving environments for both schools and work. Swigger also has substantial experience working with both industry and military leaders. She received a PhD from the University of Iowa.
Bob ColwellBob Colwell, Perspectives editor, was Intel's chief IA32 architect through the Pentium II, III, and 4 microprocessors. He is now an independent consultant. He received a BSEE from the University of Pittsburgh and an MSEE and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.
Rohit Kapur, Computing Practices editor, is a scientist at Synopsys, where he works on delivering next-generation test automation solutions and manages an R&D team in Bangalore. Kapur's inventions include Adaptive Scan, DFTMAX, and a solution for small delay defect testing. Kapur received a PhD in computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an IEEE Fellow and an active member of the test community. He has chaired the test technology standards in IEEE for the past six years, has served as a member of the Computer Society Board of Governors, and has participated as a member of the program committees of most of the conferences in IC testing, including ITC and VTS. Kapur chaired the IEEE 1450.6 standard activity and is the author of CTL for Test Information of Digital ICs.
Charles R. SeveranceCharles R. Severance, multimedia editor and editor of the monthly Computing Conversations column, is a clinical associate professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. A founding faculty member of the informatics concentration undergraduate degree program at the University of Michigan, Severance also works with the IMS Global Learning Consortium promoting and developing standards for teaching and learning technology. The author of three books and several refereed journal and conference papers, he has experience with serving as an expert on the Internet and technology as the co-host of several television shows and a Public Radio call-in program. Severance received a PhD in computer science from Michigan State University.

Area Editors

David H. AlbonesiDavid H. Albonesi, area editor for computer architectures, is a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. His research interests include adaptive and reconfigurable computer architectures, power- and reliability-aware computing, and high-performance interconnect architectures using silicon nanophotonics. Albonesi is an IEEE Fellow and has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, three IBM Faculty Awards, three IEEE Micro Top Picks paper awards, and the Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award. He received a PhD in computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Oliver BimberOliver Bimber, area editor for graphics and multimedia, is the head of the Institute for Computer Graphics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He received a PhD in engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Bimber is a recipient of several scientific achievement awards and is member of IEEE, the ACM, ACM Siggraph, and Eurographics. His research interests include next-generation display technologies, real-time rendering, and human-computer interaction.
Renée BryceRenée Bryce, area editor for software, is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Her research interests include software engineering, software testing, applications of combinatorial designs to software testing, software test suite prioritization, and Web application testing. Bryce received a PhD in computer science from Arizona State University.
Gregory T. ByrdGregory T. Byrd, area editor for computer architectures, is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. In addition to having authored numerous journal articles, peer-reviewed conference and workshop papers, and book chapters in the area of computer architectures, Byrd previously served as the associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and is currently the IEEE CS Publications Board plagiarism chair. Byrd, a senior member of IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, received a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Vladimir GetovVladimir Getov, area editor for high-performance computing, is a professor of distributed and high-performance computing at the University of Westminster, London, UK. He has headed the Distributed and Intelligent Systems Group at the University of Westminster since 1996 and was a founding member of the Java Grande Forum in 1998. Getov also led the Java Grande Message Passing Group, which produced the Message Passing for Java (MPJ) specification. He is a member of IEEE and the ACM, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. Getov received a PhD and DSc in computer science from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Ahmed HelmyAhmed Helmy, area editor for networking, is an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Helmy's research interests include design, analysis and measurement of wireless ad hoc, sensor, and mobile social networks; mobility modeling; multicast protocols; IP mobility; and network simulation. Helmy received a BSc in electronics and communications engineering and an MS in engineering mathematics from Cairo University, Egypt, and an MSc in electrical engineering and a PhD in computer science from USC. He was a key researcher in the Network Simulator NS-2 and Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM) projects at USC/ISI. He is a member of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies and the ACM and has served on numerous committees for IEEE and ACM conferences on networks.
Jean-Marc JézéquelJean-Marc Jézéquel, an area editor for software, is a professor at the University of Rennes, France, and is the leader of Triskell, an INRIA research team. His research interests include model-driven software engineering for software product lines, specifically component-based, dynamically adaptable systems with quality-of-service constraints, including reliability, performance, and timeliness. He is the author of several books and more than 150 publications in international journals and conferences and is a member of the steering committees of the AOSD and MODELS conference series. Jézéquel received a PhD in computer science from the University of Rennes.
Ying-Dar LinYing-Dar Lin, an area editor for networking, is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Lin is a senior member of IEEE, has served on the editorial boards of several publications, is the author of 80 journal papers and 45 conference papers, and holds 24 patents. He recently authored a textbook, Computer Networks: An Open Source Approach (www.mhhe.com/lin), with Ren-Hung Hwang and Fred Baker (McGraw-Hill, 2011). Lin received a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Rolf OppligerRolf Oppliger, area editor for security and privacy, is an adjunct professor at the University of Zurich. Oppliger studied computer science, mathematics, and economics at the University of Berne, Switzerland, where he received a PhD in computer science. Oppliger works in the area of information technology security. He has authored 11 books on this subject, frequently speaks at security-related conferences, and has published numerous papers and articles on the topic in scientific magazines and journals. He is the founder and owner of eSecurity Technologies, works for the Swiss federal administration, teaches at the University of Zurich, and serves as editor for the Artech House information security and privacy series. Oppliger is a senior member of the ACM and is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the IACR.
Simon S.Y. ShimSimon S.Y. Shim, area editor for Internet computing, is a professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at San Jose State University. His areas of expertise include high-speed security servers, internet computing, network storage systems, multimedia databases, and SAN. He received PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota.
Savitha SrinivasanSavitha Srinivasan, area editor for multimedia, is the manager of content protection at the IBM Almaden Research Center, where she defines new research areas in content protection, defines the relevance of copy protection to nonmedia industries, and is actively involved with content protection standards activities. Srinivasan is the author of several publications and patents in speech recognition-related applications and multimedia information retrieval and is the recipient of IBM's Second Plateau Invention Achievement Award and IBM's Research Division Group Technical Award. She received an MS in computer science from Pace University.
Upkar VarshneyUpkar Varshney, area editor for health informatics, is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University, Atlanta. His current interests include healthcare technologies, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, mobile commerce, and wireless networks.
David M. WeissDavid M. Weiss, an area editor for software, is the Oanh and Lanh Nguyen Professor of Software Engineering at Iowa State University. His best known and most widely-used work is the invention of the goal-question-metric approach to software measurement, his work on the modular structure of software systems, and his contributions to software product-line engineering as primary inventor of the FAST process. Weiss is a senior member of IEEE and a former associate editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He has published two books and many papers, has participated in a variety of conference program committees, reviewed for a variety of journals, served on the SEI Technical Advisory Group, and participated in NSF and NSERC proposal review panels. Weiss received a PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland.

Column Editors

Kirk W. CameronKirk W. Cameron, Green IT column editor, is a professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, where he directs the Center for High-End Computing and the Scalable Performance Laboratory. He is considered a pioneer of green computing and hundreds of thousands of people in more than 160 countries use his Granola power management software (http://grano.la). Cameron received a PhD in computer science from Louisiana State University.
David Alan GrierDavid Alan Grier, editor of the monthly The Errant Hashtag column, is an associate professor in the Center for International Science and Technology at George Washington University. An active member of the IEEE Computer Society, he is the author of two books—When Computers Were Human and Too Soon to Tell—has authored numerous other publications including magazine articles and book chapters, and has presented numerous invited talks and conference tutorials. He received a BA in mathematics from Middlebury College and an MS in statistics and a PhD from the University of Washington.
Michael G. HincheyMichael G. Hinchey, Software Technologies column editor, is the codirector of Lero—the Irish Software Engineering Research Center. An active member of the IEEE Computer Society, he has served as a CS voting representative to IFIP TC1 since 1999 (of which he served as chair from 2006 to 2008). Hinchey received a BSc in computer science from the University of Limerick, Ireland, an MSc in computation from the University of Oxford, England, and a PhD in computer science from the University of Cambridge, England. In addition to having contributed numerous publications to refereed journals and magazines, Hinchey has served as the author, editor, or contributor to several books and patents.
Neville HolmesNeville Holmes, editor of the 32&16 column, is an Honorary Research Associate the University of Tasmania's School of Computing. After examining patents for two years, he joined IBM Australia in 1959 and worked at first with punched card systems in IBM's Service Bureau. He worked in various technical roles for IBM for 30 years, mostly in various parts of Australia. Since early retirement in 1988, he has been lecturing in Launceston. A member of IEEE and ACM, Holmes received a BEE from the University of Melbourne and an MCogSc from the University of New South Wales.
Chris HuntleyChris Huntley, editor of the In Development column, is the chair of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University, where he has worked on numerous curriculum development projects, including redevelopment of the department's graduate and undergraduate programs. His research interests include organizational learning, software development processes, and system analysis and design. He has published several articles in various business and engineering journals. Huntley received a PhD in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.
Brian David JohnsonBrian David Johnson, editor of the bimonthly Science Fiction Prototyping column, is Intel's Director of Future Casting. As the company's first and only futurist, Johnson is charged with developing an actionable vision for computing in 2021. He works with silicon platform and software architects to incorporate key capabilities into an experience roadmap that will provide a clear and substantiated vision for future developments. Johnson received a BA in interdisciplinary communications studies from The New School for Social Research. He has written extensively about future technologies in articles and scientific papers as well as science fiction short stories and novels, and has directed two feature films on the topic (www.tomorrow-projects.com).
San MurugesanSan Murugesan, editor of the bimonthly Cloud Cover column, is the director of BRITE Professional Services and an adjunct professor at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. A corporate trainer and consultant, Murugesan's expertise and interests include cloud computing, green IT, and IT for emerging regions. He received a PhD in computers and automation from the Indian Institute of Science. An IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, Murugesan is the author or coauthor of more than 220 publications, including peer-refereed journal articles and conference papers, book chapters, and technical essays and reports.
Karl RicanekKarl Ricanek, Identity Sciences column editor, is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is the founder and director of the Face Aging Group Research Lab at UNCW, where he has been the primary project lead on more than $5 million in Department of Defense and intelligence funded research in biometrics. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 refereed articles and three book chapters in biometrics and pattern recognition and has served as a program committee member for several biometric and related conferences. Ricanek received a PhD in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.
John RiedlJohn Riedl, Social Computing column editor, is a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Minnesota. A founding editor in chief of ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, he has taught many courses in the areas of programming and systems at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, has authored numerous refereed journal and conference papers, has been the recipient of several teaching and best paper awards, and is the holder of four US patents. Riedl received a PhD in computer sciences from Purdue University. He is a senior member of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, and a member of AAAI.
Albrecht SchmidtAlbrecht Schmidt, editor of the Invisible Computing column, is the head of the Human-Computer Interaction Group in the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems at the University of Stuttgart. Schmidt, widely known for his work on context-awareness and the use of context as a resource in human-computer interaction, also has created new technologies for mobile interaction and in the automotive domain. Schmidt received an MSc in computing from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MSc in computer science from the University of Ulm. He worked as a researcher at the University of Karlsruhe and at Lancaster University, where he completed his PhD on the topic of "ubiquitous computing—computing in context."
Ann E. K. SobelAnn E. K. Sobel, Computing Education column editor, is an associate professor of computer science and software engineering at Miami University. She is an elected member of the IEEE Computer Society's Board of Governors, and serves on the IEEE Frontiers in Education steering committee, the Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training steering committee, and the ACM SIGCSE program committee. Sobel has authored two books on computing education, as well as numerous periodical and conference articles. She received an MS and a PhD in computer science from Ohio State University.
Kevin SungKelvin Sung, editor of the Entertainment Computing column, is a professor of computing and software systems at the University of Washington, Bothell. His research interests focus on studying the role of technology in supporting human communication, with recent work in the areas of serious games and topics related to teaching and learning computer graphics and foundational concepts in programming based on computer games. Sung played a key role in designing and implementing the Maya Renderer, an Academy Award-winning image-generation system. He has authored numerous refereed journal and conference papers, has been the recipient of several grants, and is the holder of two US patents. Sung received a PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jeffrey VoasJeffrey Voas, Security column editor, is a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Voas was chief scientist and cofounder of Cigital. He served as IEEE Reliability Society president in 2003–2005 and 2009–2010. Voas holds two US patents and has authored more than 190 publications. He received an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University and a MS and PhD in computer science from the College of William and Mary. Voas is an IEEE Fellow.

Advisory Panel

Jean BaconJean Bacon is a professor of distributed systems at the UK's University of Cambridge. Computer Laboratory. She is the author of Concurrent Systems (Addison Wesley, first edition 1993, second edition 1998.) Bacon is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. She served on the IEEE Computer Society's Board of Governors from 2002 to 2007, and was founding editor in chief of IEEE Distributed Systems Online (DS Online).
Hal BerghelHal Berghel, editor of the bimontly Out of Band column, is a professor and past director of both the School of Computer Science and School Informatics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and serves as codirector of the Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Research and Operations Center (http://itffroc.org). His research interests include digital security and forensics, digital crime, information warfare, and cyberpublishing. He is the author of more than 200 publications and his research has been supported continuously by business, industry and government for over 30 years. Berghel's career has included more than a dozen academic and administrative appointments at major universities, public and private sector research positions, and a consultancy, Berghel.Net, that specializes in technology management services for government and industry. He received a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a fellow of both IEEE and ACM and has served both societies in many professional capacities over the years.
Doris L. CarverDoris L. Carver, Computer's editor in chief from 2003–2006, is the associate vice chancellor of the Office of Research and Economic Development at Louisiana State University. The Computer Society's 1998 president, she is a member of the Society's Distinguished Visitors Program, the Computer Society/ACM Steering Committee for Computing Curricula 2001, and Vice-Chair of the Computer Society Fellows Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association. An IEEE fellow, she received a BS in mathematics from Carson-Newman College, an MS in mathematics from the University of Tennessee, and a PhD in computer science from Texas A&M University.
Carl K. ChangCarl K. Chang, editor in chief emeritus (2007–2010), is chair of the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University in Ames. He served as editor in chief for IEEE Software (1991–1994) and has cofounded and chaired several IEEE and non-IEEE International conferences. The Computer Society's 2004 president, he also held terms as vice president for Education Activities, vice president for Press Activities, and secretary of the Board of Governors and has served on numerous committees and task forces. Chang has published extensively in both software engineering and net-centric computing. An IEEE and AAAS Fellow, he received a PhD in computer science from Northwestern University.
Naren RamakrishnanNaren Ramakrishnan, Advisory Panel member, area editor for information and data management, and Discovery Analytics column editor, is the Thomas L. Phillips Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. His research interests span knowledge discovery from large datasets, with applications to intelligence analysis, sustainability, neuroscience, and health informatics. Ramakrishnan received a PhD in computer sciences from Purdue University.
Theresa-Marie RhyneTheresa-Marie Rhyne is a recognized expert in the field of computer-generated visualization and a consultant who specializes in applying artistic color theories to visualization and digital media. In the 1990s, as a government contractor with Lockheed Martin Technical Services, she was the founding visualization leader of the US Environmental Protection Agency's Scientific Visualization Center. In the 2000s, she founded the Center for Visualization and Analytics and the Renaissance Computing Institute's Engagement Facility (renci@ncsu) at North Carolina State University. Rhyne is the editor of the Visualization Viewpoints Department for IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications Magazine. She received an MS in civil engineering from Stanford University and is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Alfred C. WeaverAlfred C. Weaver is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, where he directs the department's Computer Networks Laboratory, the University's Internet Commerce Group, and founded the state's Internet Technology Innovation Center. As part of the team that developed the Xpress Transport Protocol, Weaver is interested in network protocols, telemedicine, and e-commerce. His current research centers on secure, available, reliable e-business systems. Weaver has been an IEEE Fellow since 1996, and his Fellow citation reads, "For contributions to the design of computer communications protocols." He received a PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois and is a member of the IEEE Computer, Communications, and Industrial Electronics Societies.

 

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