IT Professional Editorial Board and Staff

Editor in Chief

San Murugesan

San Murugesan is the director of BRITE Professional Services and an adjunct professor at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. His areas of interest include cloud computing, green IT, the Internet of Things, and IT applications. He served in several senior positions in academia and industry in Australia and India. He is co-editor of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing (Wiley 2014). He is an editorial board member of Computer and edits its bimonthly column, "Cloud Cover." He is a fellow of the Australian Computer Society and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE).


Associate Editors in Chief

Irena Bojanova

Irena Bojanova is a professor and program director of information and technology systems at University of Maryland University College and a guest researcher of computer security at National Institute of Standards and Technology. Her interests include cloud computing, mobile computing, big data, and cybersecurity. She is a co-editor of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing (Wiley, 2014), an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Big Data Intelligence. For further details, visit and see her cloud computing blog at

Morris Chang

Morris Chang is an associate professor at Iowa State University. His research interests include cybersecurity, wireless networks, and energy-efficient computer systems. His current research projects on cybersecurity are funded by DARPA. Chang received his PhD from the North Carolina State University. His past industrial experiences include positions at Texas Instruments, Microelectronic Center of North Carolina, and AT&T Bell Labs. He received the University Excellence in Teaching Award at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1999. He is a senior member of IEEE. For further details, see


Linda Wilbanks is the Chief Information Security Officer for Federal Student Aid, Department of Education.

Department Editors

Seth Earley

Data Analytics: Seth Earley is CEO at Earley & Associates. His interests include knowledge strategy, information architecture, search-based applications, and accelerating the value of analytics solutions. Earley has worked with a diverse roster of Fortune 1000 companies, helping them achieve higher levels of operating performance. He is founder of the Boston Knowledge Management Forum, a former adjunct professor at Northeastern University, where he taught graduate courses in knowledge management infrastructure and e business strategy. For further details, see


IT in Emerging Markets: Gustavo Rossi is a full professor at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and is a researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).

IT Trends: Irena Bojanova is a professor and program director of information and technology systems at University of Maryland University College and a guest researcher of computer security at National Institute of Standards and Technology. She's also an AEIC of IT Professional.

Life in the C-Suite: Joseph Williams is the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.

George Strawn

Mastermind: George Strawn is the director of the National Coordination Office for the Federal interagency program Networking and IT R&D (NITRD). His interests include IT research policy and management, big data, networking, and history. He has previously been the NSF CIO; program officer, division director, executive officer, and acting assistant director in the NSF CISE directorate; the director of the Iowa State University Computation Center; and a faculty member and chair of the Iowa State computer science department. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. For further details, see


Securing IT: Rick Kuhn is a computer scientist in the Computer Security Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has authored more than 100 publications on information security, empirical studies of software failure, and software assurance, and is a senior member of the IEEE. He co-developed the role based access control model (RBAC), used throughout industry, and led the effort establishing RBAC as an ANSI standard. Kuhn received an MS in computer science from the University of Maryland College Park, and an MBA from William & Mary. For further details, see

Smart Systems: Karen Evans, KE&T Partners

Editorial Board

Wesley Chou, US Department of Defense

Fulvio Corno, Politecnico di Torino

Vladimir Dimitrov

Vladimir Dimitrov is a professor and chief of the Computer Informatics department in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Sofia. He manages the master's degree program on information systems. His interests include business processes, grid and cloud computing, and database systems. He played key role in establishment of Bulgarian Grid infrastructure — part of EU Grid infrastructure.



Reza Djavanshir is an associate professor of information systems at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include system-of-systems and metasystems design, technology strategy, and global sourcing. Djavanshir has a PhD in system engineering from George Washington University.

Jinan Fiaidhi

Jinan Fiaidhi is a full professor and the graduate coordinator in the Department of Computer Science, Lakehead University. She is also an adjunct research professor with the University of Western Ontario. Her research is focused on mobile and ubiquitous learning using emerging technologies (such as cloud computing, calm computing, mobile learning, social networking, and enterprise mashups). Her research is supported by the major research granting associations in Canada (NSERC and CFI). Fiaidhi is a Professional Software Engineer of Ontario (PEng), senior member of IEEE, a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), and a member of the Canadian Information Society (CIPS) holding the designate of ISP. For more information, see

Robert Harmon

Robert R. Harmon is a professor of marketing and service innovation and a Cameron Research Fellow at Portland State University. His interests include IT-enabled service innovation, technology marketing, and big data marketing.  Harmon has over 20 years of experience as a technology marketing consultant in industries such as IT services, software, semiconductors, alternative energy, green IT, and cloud computing. Harmon is a recipient of the Oregon State Legislatures Faculty Excellence Award and the Tektronix Teaching Excellence Award. He was an American Marketing Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow.


George Hurlburt

George Hurlburt is the chief scientist at STEMCorp. His interests include architecture, network science, and graph theory. He has received Patent recognition, a Meritorious Civil Service Award and an Industrial innovation award for his work on networks and architectures. He is currently pursuing an architectural approach to accommodate nonlinear systems.





Maria Lee

Maria R. Lee is an associate professor at Shih Chien University, Taiwan. Her research interests include social media analytics, e-commerce, and knowledge management. Lee received her PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She's a member of the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Woman in Engineering, ACM, and CSIM in Taiwan. For further details, see



Sunil Mithas is a professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on the strategic management and impact of information technology resources. Contact him at

Jia Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University — Silicon Valley

Liang-Jie Zhang, Kingdee Int'l Software Group

Advisory Board

Jin-Fu Chang

Jin-Fu is president of Yuan-Ze University and a Board Chairman of the Institute for Information Industry (III). His research interest is wireless communications—particularly wireless mobile communications under very high mobility. He has held teaching and research positions at the National Taiwan University, National Central University, and National Chi Nan University in Taiwan and at the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. He also has held a number of administrative posts in Taiwan. Jin-Fu received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.


Frank E. Ferrante, FEF Group

Simon Y. Liu is the director of the US National Agricultural Library. His interests include IT, open access, big data, and scientific computing. Previously, he has served as Associate Director of the US National Library of Medicine, Director of Information Management and Security at the Department of Justice, Chief IT Architect of the Treasury Department, and as a program manager in the private industry. He has chaired more than 30 conferences and served as the Editor-in-Chief of IT Professional. He has received awards from USDA, NIH, DOJ, and private industry. He received a PhD in computer science and a PhD in education from George Washington University.

H. Gilbert Miller, Noblis

Sorel Reisman

Sorel Reisman is a senior member of IEEE; the Managing Director of the international consortium, MERLOT (, at the California State University Office of the Chancellor; and a professor of information systems at CSU Fullerton. He is President Emeritus of the IEEE Computer Society, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Educational Products Editorial Board, member of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board, and member of the Open Courseware Consortium (OCWC) board.


Henry Schaffer

Henry Schaffer is Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Biomathematics and Coordinator of Special IT Projects & Faculty Collaboration at NC State University. His interests include analytics, bioinformatics, cloud computing, and the use of ICT to further education and research. He was involved in the early Internet as co-PI of SURAnet, an NSFnet Regional Network, and the early stages of GenBank and the international collaboration establishing databases of nucleic acid sequences. He has received the Robyn Render Endeavor Award from the NC Regional Education Network (NCREN).


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