IEEE Computer Society Leadership

Susan K. (Kathy) Land

2009 IEEE Computer Society President



Biographical Data
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Susan K. (Kathy) Land has more than 20 years of industry experience in the practical application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams.

Land has served on the Computer Society (CS) Board of Governors and in positions as 1st and 2nd vice president. She has also served as vice president for standards and conferences and tutorials. She is a current member of the CS Standards Activities Board (SAB), Software and Systems Engineering Standards Executive Committee (S2ESC), CS International Design Competition (CSIDC) committee, CS History Competition 61 (CHC61), CS Professional Practices Committee (PPC), CS Membership committee, CS Planning Committee, and chair of the CS Technical Achievement Award subcommittee. Ms. Land currently also supports the IEEE CS Distinguished Visitors Program.

Land is author of Jumpstart CMM/CMMI Software Process Improvement: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). She is coauthor of Practical Support for CMMI-SW Software Project Documentation: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), and Practical Support for ISO 9001 Software Project Documentation: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2006). She is also a contributor to the CS ReadyNotes program.