IEEE Computer Society Leadership

DICK B. SIMMONS

1976 IEEE Computer Society President



Biographical Data
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Engineering, 2008 to Present; Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, 1976 to 2008; Director and Co-PI, Shared Software Infrastructure Program, 2004 to 2008. Director, Software Process Improvement Laboratory (formerly the Cognitive Systems Laboratory), 1987 to 2008; Panel Chair, “21st-Century Global Software Development and Education,” The Twenty-Ninth Annual International Computer Software and Application Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 26-28 July 2005; Panel Member, “Panel on Computer Curricula for Software Engineering,” The Twenty-Eight Annual International Computer Software and Application Conference, Hong Kong, China, September 28-30, 2004; President, Software Commercialization and Innovation Center, Inc., 2001 to 2003; Program Co-Chairman, CompSac2000, Twentieth-Fourth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, October 24-27, 2000; Professional Development Seminar Presenter, “Metric Based Software Project Management,” The Twenty-Second Annual International Computer Software and Application Conference, Vienna, Austria, August 17-18, 1998; Panel Organizer and Chair, “Panel: Testing Complex Multi-Process Software Systems,” The Twenty-Second Annual International Computer Software and Application Conference, Vienna, Austria, August 17-18, 1998; Program Committee Chair, The 1998 Stephen S. Yau International Workshop on Advanced Software Technology in the 21st Century and Related Topics in Computer Applications, Santa Clara, CA, March 8 & 9, 1998; Vice President, Software Commercialization and Innovation Center, Inc., 1997 to 2001; Tutorial Presenter, “Computer Networks and Information Infrastructures,” The Twentieth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Seoul, Korea, August 19, 1996; Panel Organizer and Chair, “Panel: Which Network Will Win?” The Twentieth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Seoul, Korea, August 22, 1996; Tutorial Presenter, "Computer Networks and National Information Infrastructures," 18th Annual Int. Computer Software and Applications Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, November 7, 1994; Panel Member, "National Information Infrastructure," 18h Annual Int. Computer Software and Applications Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 10, 1994; Keynote Speaker, "Cognitive Systems Framework," VII International Symp. on Artificial Intelligence, Monterrey, N. L., Mexico, October 18-21, 1994; Tutorial Presenter, "Wide Area Distributed AI Systems, Computer Networks, and the Information Highway," VII International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Monterrey, N. L., Mexico, October 18-21, 1994; Panel Member, "NSF/Contact Issues," VII International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Monterrey, N. L., Mexico, October 20, 1994; Invitee, The Workshop on U.S.-Mexico Cooperation in Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, USA, and Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Mexico, held at El Paso, Texas, February 18-20, 1994; Invited Lecturer, "Expert Systems Building Tools," NASA, Johnson Space Flight Center, Houston, Texas, July 19, 1993; Invited Speaker, Eighteenth International Symposium of Computer Sciences, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, March 11-13, 1993; Program Chairman, CompSAC92, 16th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 21-25, 1992; Invited Lecturer, ITESM (Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey), Monterrey, Mex., March 11-13, 1993, and Oct. 20-24, 1991; Conference Co-Chairman, CompSAC91, 15th Annual Int. Computer Software and Applications Conference, Tokyo, Japan, September 11-13, 1991; IEEE Computer Society, Distinguished Visitor, 1987 to 1990, 1975 to 1976, 1973 to 1974; EAC/ABET Visitor to University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1987; University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1985; Invited Lecturer MICON, Tokyo, Japan, May, 1986; IEEE Visiting Lecturer, Lectured on Computer Networks in Bogot√°, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1982, on Computer Networks in Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin and Guangzhou, China in 1980, and on Minicomputer systems in Lima, Peru; Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Caracas, Venezuela, in 1974; Member, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Visiting Committees to University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN, 2005. University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, February 1993; Florida International University, Miami, Florida, March, 1990; the Instituto Techologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterey, Monterey, Mexico, May 1988; University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1985; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1984; University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1983; Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1981; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1977; and University of Virginia, 1974; Chairman, Electronic Data Processing Technical Sales Seminar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait, Sponsored by Department of Commerce, Domestic and International Business Administration, 1977; Head, Computing Science Division, Industrial Engineering Department, July 1973 to January 1974; Associate Professor, 1971; Instructor, University of Virginia, Summer 1963 and Capitol Radio Engineering Institute, 1961 through 1963.