Alfredo Benso


Alfredo Benso

Position statement. Our work as scientists is to learn in order to create new knowledge, but our role as CS volunteers is to facilitate the  sharing of knowledge. The CS owns a huge amount of data, collected over the years, that, if correctly mined, potentially constitutes a wealth of new information. The ability  to use  large amounts of stored data to create new knowledge is becoming the key to scientific excellence. The CS, in its role  of "research facilitator" has  the opportunity to support its members in this new trend. If elected, my plan is to promote the creation of services that can extract this knowledge and make it available to members, and to improve the quality of the data acquired in the future. This is the time for the CS to make sure that the huge amount of data generated by its different research communities is used to its maximum potential.

  Biography.  Alfredo Benso is an Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where he teaches operating systems, hypermedia-design, and fundamentals of computer science. He is vice chair of the PhD Programs Advisory Board. He has a PhD in computer engineering, and since 2008 he is Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He had teaching and research positions at the  University of California San Diego and University of Texas  at Austin. His research interests focus  on Systems and  Computational Biology. He scientifically collaborates with universities and industry on a worldwide basis. He has  been involved in several Computer Society–sponsored conferences. Benso is a Senior Member of IEEE. He received from  the CS three Outstanding Contribution Awards, a Continuing Service  Award, and a Golden  Core Award. Since 2003 he has been a volunteer in several CS committees focusing on Conferences (TMRC, T&C), Technical Committees (TAB), Products and Services (EPSB, EPSC), and,  more recently, publications (DLOC). He has also been a member of the IEEE Information Technology Strategy Committee (ITSC). He has a wife from Austin, Texas, and two young children.


Gregory Byrd


Gregory T. Byrd

Position statement. As a member of the Board of Governors, I will work to support and  strengthen the  role of the  Computer Society as the premier professional society for computer engineers and computer scientists. We must foster stronger ties between our flagship conferences and our publications. We must continue to invent and  exploit new  technologies and modes for online publishing and education. We must support engineers at all stages of their education and careers, and recruit new generations of diverse and creative talent as members. Also, we must be good stewards of the reputation and resources of the Society, acting on behalf of the global community that we represent. I believe the Board can accomplish these goals by listening to the ideas of creative volunteers and staff, making connections among complementary efforts, and setting policy and directions that allow for innovative and effective strategies.


Biography. Gregory  T. Byrd is Professor and  Associate Head  in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. His research is primarily in the area of parallel computer architecture, and he has also worked in the areas of network processors, network security, and  wireless sensor networks. He was Director of the Center for Efficient, Scalable, and Reliable Computing (CESR) at NC State, and  he received the Outstanding Teaching Award from both the ECE Department and the College of Engineering.

Prior  to joining NC State,  he worked at Celotek, MCNC, NC Supercomputing Center, and Digital Equipment Corp. He received MS and  PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Clemson University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is currently a member of the Computer Society Publications Board,  and  served as Plagiarism Chair in 2012–2013.

He is an Associate Editor of Computer, and is a member of the Computer Society Constitution and  Bylaws Committee. He has been General Chair and Program Chair of the IEEE International Conference on  Computer Design, and  has  served as reviewer and program committee member of several IEEE conferences and journals.



Vladimir Getov

Vladimir Getov 

Position statement. With the 75th  anniversary of electronic digital  computing this  year, our Computer Society  continues to enhance its membership diversity on a global scale while facing several important challenges. First,  because technological innovation keeps accelerating, we need to offer our members new organizational models based on modern communication platforms such  as social networking that match the unprecedented dynamics of the  field. Second, the future of our profession belongs to the young generation of computer practitioners; the Society must develop more programs for recent graduates related to technology and career development. Third, both new organizational approaches and continuous career development can only be successful as part of a truly  global collaboration which we need to develop further  around the world from California, Brazil, and India to Japan, China, and Europe. Please vote for me so that I can represent you on the  Computer Society's Board  of Governors to address these important challenges.


Biography. Vladimir  Getov is a professor of distributed and high- performance computing, research group leader and post-graduate program director at the University of Westminster, London.

After completing his PhD, Getov was project manager of the first Bulgarian IBM PC/XT compatible computer (1984)  before moving to England in 1989.  He has an extensive track record of international collaboration and achievements, such  as founding contributions to the PARKBENCH Committee, the  Java Grande Forum and the Open Grid Forum. Since 2005,  Getov has been on the Steering Committee of the John Atanasoff Initiative, working towards worldwide recognition of the inventor of electronic digital computing. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, a BCS Fellow, and served as Governor Elect of ICCC (2004–2007).
Getov is recognized by his peers for his commitment to service, leadership skills, and  dedication through awards, such as Honorary Professor (TU-Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012), IBM Faculty Award (2010), Bulgarian Science Award (2009), Outstanding Executive Committee Contribution Award, EU CoreGRID (2008). Getov has been working actively as an IEEE CS volunteer for over 15 years, recently as Computer's area editor for high-performance computing (since 2008), Standing Committee member COMPSAC, Program Chair COMPSAC (2009) and JVA (2006), Program Vice Chair CCGrid (2014).


Ming C Lin


Ming C. Lin

Position statement. The field of computing is constantly evolving—so should the IEEE Computer Society  in order to adapt to technological changes. One current major change is the mode of publications and  open access. My experience serving on the IEEE CS Pubs  Board and leading major changes within IEEE TVCG well positions me to understand the issues and  benefits associated with  alternative publication modes. Furthermore, our  society is experiencing challenges in research and education and one single technical community cannot cope with them alone. Seamless coordination should be explored with  other IEEE Technical Societies and  ACM on joint programs to increase visibility  and impact of IEEE CS conferences and publications, to develop financially sustainable OA policies and education models, as well as cooperation with  CRA and  other agencies to educate the  public worldwide in addressing such needs. I'd be honored to participate in such  activities as a BOG member.

  BiographyMing C. Lin received her  BS, MS, and  PhD in EECS from  University of California, Berkeley. She is currently the John R. and  Louise  S. Parker Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and an honorary Chair Professor at Tsinghua University, China. She's received many honors and awards, including the IEEE VGTC/VR Technical Achievement Award 2010, Carolina's WOWS Scholar 2009–2011, and nine best paper awards. She's a Fellow of ACM and IEEE. Her research interests include computer graphics, robotics, and human–computer interaction. She has (co-)authored over  250 refereed scientific publications and  four  books. She's cochaired over 25 IEEE/ACM conferences and workshops and served as a PC member for over 130 leading IEEE and  ACM conferences. She's the Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). She's also served on ten editorial boards of several journals and magazines and steering committees of conferences (such as IEEE VR, VGTC/VR Award Committee, VIS Best Paper Committee, VGTC Executive Committee, IEEE ToH, IEEE CS Fellow Committee, ACM/EG SCA, and  more), as well as technical advisory boards for the government, industry, and international research community.

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Fabrizio Lombardi

Fabrizio Lombardi

Position statement.  The success of the Computer Society is indeed the success of all of its constituencies; so, the CS must continue to be inclusively collaborating with  other professional organizations to proactively anticipate the needs of its members on education, technology, and the  profession at large.  My only priority will remain to provide the best service to our members for enhancing their professional growth. My accomplishments in CS-sponsored publications and conference activities are proof of my capabilities; I will continue to contribute to the Board of Governors to enable, facilitate, and expand compelling new initiatives to all members; moreover, I will enhance existing organizational structures and improve service and products. Engaging volunteers, moving into new technical frontiers, enlarging student activities— these are few of the endeavors that I will be honored to pursue. My background in technology, education, and management will add a unique prospective in helping to shape our Society.

  Biography. Fabrizio Lombardi holds the  International Test Conference Endowed Chair  at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston. He has a doctorate in Electronic Engineering from University College London; Lombardi is an IEEE Fellow for "contributions to testing and fault tolerance of digital systems." He was a two-term Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers; currently, he is the inaugural Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing and an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. He is a member of the Computer Society Board of Governors as well as member on the Advisory Boards of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, the  non-partisan advocacy education coalition Computing-in-the-Core, and the IEEE Future Directions Committee.  He is the  recipient of the 2011 Meritorious Service Award; Lombardi has been selected twice as a CS Distinguished Visitor and was awarded a CS Golden  Core Member. He is involved in numerous worldwide research and educational consortia dealing with emerging computing paradigms, memory/storage architectures, nanotechnology, and distributed systems; he is the recipient of awards from  industry, the IEEE/Engineering Foundation, and the Canadian and  Japanese governments. Lombardi also serves as a consultant on matters related to education, technology, and corporate strategies.


Atsuhiro Goto

David Lomet

Position statement.  The Computer Society is a great resource for  computing technologists, supporting and encouraging the drivers of our field: conferences, periodicals, education, communities—at international scale.  Now it must adapt to the  environment enabled by prior successes, while ensuring sustainable finances and technical excellence.

Embracing this  environment means increasing international focus, entry into new areas, more high-quality conferences, open access, online communities, etc. The CS is well positioned, but it needs a new business model. It must reach out to technical leaders and Technical Committees--empowering them to expand on prior successes. It needs to exploit technologies it helped create--big data,  cloud, mobility, online learning, and communities. I will draw  on research, development, and academic experience to further this agenda.
These  challenges require involvement of many-members, TC chairs, Society  leaders, and staff. I ask you for your  support and to engage with me to preserve and strengthen the CS.

Biography. David Lomet founded and  manages the Database Group at Microsoft Research Redmond. Earlier, he worked at DEC, IBM, and as professor at Wang  Institute. His career spans industrial research, academia, and product development. He has a PhD from University of Pennsylvania.

David has worked in architecture, languages, and distributed systems. His primary focus is database systems. He is an inventor of transactions while on sabbatical at University of Newcastle-on- Tyne.  He has  authored 100+ papers (, including two SIGMOD best papers, and he holds 49 patents. He and his group have made multiple contributions to Microsoft products. His recent Bw-tree is used  in SQL Server's Hekaton main-memory dbms (

David has been IEEE ICDE PC co-chair and conference co-chair, TC on Data Engineering chair, ICDE Steering Committee member, and co-chair of the Computer Society Conference Advisory Committee. David was awarded IEEE Meritorious Service and SIGMOD Contributions Awards  for serving as editor in chief  of the  IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin for 20+ years ( tcde/bull_about.html). He has served as VLDB PC co-chair, and on the VLDB Board, and been editor of ACM TODS and VLDB Journal. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and  Golden  Core Member and  a Fellow of ACM and AAAS.


Harold Javid

Francisco R. Martinez

Position statement.  I can significantly contribute to the strategic Mission and Vision  of Computer Society because I have the background and skills, and have demonstrated leadership as IEEE volunteer. I know how to foster highly effective team work, communication and relations among staff, volunteers and members, enhancing the strategic CS vision in better outcomes and products for members.

If elected
• I'll work  to boost Computer Society  as the  world  leader in computer technology.
• I'll follow  up  past  and  ongoing activities to make them successful.
• I'll foster teamwork to reach goals among all people involved in the Society.
• I know how  to support the chapters and  student branches and to deliver benefits to our members.
• I'll work  with  staff and volunteers to provide direction and guidance to the design and implementation of new products and services that carry out Computer Society's mission and
vision for our members worldwide.

Biography.  Francisco R. Martinez is Co-Chair for IEEE Smart Cities pilot project in Guadalajara, Mexico, and as member of the steering committee, planning the first IEEE Smart Cities conference on this  emerging technology. He is also the current CS Chapter Chair in Guadalajara.

Martinez served on the IEEE Board of Directors 2004-05, was Region 9 Director, and IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee Chair among other positions.

Martinez is the  CEO of Sistemas Azteca, an IT company he founded in 1994  in Mexico, specializing in software and control systems, barcodes, and RF technology (hardware/software). Martinez is a consultant for system integration for electronics manufacturing companies.
He has a BS in Communications and Electronics from the University of Guadalajara (1982) and received a Managing Diploma from ITESO University (2008). His career includes experience as practicing engineer and designer in the electro-medical industry. He has been a professor in the University of Guadalajara and ITESO University for 14 years. Additionally, has been a speaker at conferences related to automatic data control.

In 1998  he was recognized as an outstanding engineer by the governor of the State of Jalisco, México.

He was also granted RAB Achievement Award 1999 and Region 9 Best Section Achievement 1997.


 Haui A. Muller

Hausi A. Muller

Position statement. We live in an increasingly  instrumented and interconnected world where machines and humans generate digital data at phenomenal rates that pose both enormous challenges and opportunities to be exploited by smart software. We have entered a new era  of innovation where the physical and the digital worlds converge, which opens up frontiers to accelerate productivity, reduce inefficiency and waste, and enhance the human work experience. With  its publications, volunteers, and staff, the IEEE Computer Society  is ideally positioned to provide leadership in this unprecedented sea of opportunities for research, innovation, and economic development. In this process it is critical to engage the young generation of students, professionals, and entrepreneurs in CS activities and convince them to volunteer and design the changes that will shape our future in society. My extensive academic and IEEE CS experience will help me provide leadership for CS products and services to benefit our membership.

  Biography. Hausi Müller, an IEEE Member and CS volunteer for 35 years, is Chair of IEEE CS Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE), Co-Chair of IEEE CS Conference Advisory Committee (CAC), and Member of IEEE CS Technical & Conferences Activities Board  (T&C). He served on the  Editorial Board  of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering for 12 years. He is Co-Founder of ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and  Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS); he is General Chair of ICSME 2014, IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution.

Hausi is Professor of Computer Science; and Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Engineering; and founder of the Bachelor of Software Engineering degree program at University of Victoria, Canada. His research team won the 2011 IBM Canada CAS Research Project of the Year Award. He is an international expert in software engineering, program understanding, and self-adaptive systems. He is most proud of his highly successful graduate students. He was co-organizer of the 2005 event honoring 90 Computing Pioneers in Canada. He is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zürich and MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Rice University in Houston.


Arnold Pears


Arnold Pears

Position statement. I look forward to continuing to serve you on the Board of Governors. During my first term I have helped to establish the Special Technical Community for Education, acting as its first chair, and I established the Learning and  Teaching in Computing and Engineering Conference series in Asia. LaTiCE conferences were held, very successfully, in Macau (2013), Borneo (2014), and the 2015 conference will be in Taipei.

My contributions include serving on the Educational Activities Board as Conferences Chair. As Steering Committee Chair of IEEE/ ASEE Frontiers in Education, I contributed to management initiatives producing savings of $40,000 annually, helping to establish the financial security of the conference series.

The IEEE Computer Society is an internationally recognized thought leader. I hope you will join me to work together and increase the visibility of our profession, help guide policy makers, and contribute to social advancement through computing technology and applications.

Biography. Dr. Arnold Pears is Associate Professor and leader of the UpCERG research group in Computing and Engineering Education at Uppsala University, Sweden. He is also a Director of the CeTUSS National Center for Student and Societally Relevant Engineering Education, a member of the Uppsala University Academic Senate, and he serves on the pedagogical advisory board to the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University.

Arnold's Computer Society involvement includes serving on the Board of Governors 2012–2014, Education Activities Board since 2010,  Assistant Editor in Chief of Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Steering Committee Chair of Frontiers in Education Conference 2011–2012, and Chair of the Special Technical Community for Education.

Arnold  received his Bsc(Hons) and PhD from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; he is an IEEE Senior Member and has received the Golden Core Award and  the Schmitz Award for services to the  Computer Society and  its conferences. He has published more than 40 articles and papers in major conferences and  journals in Computing and Engineering Education and  has served as conference and program committee chair for many major conferences under the auspices of the IEEE and ACM.

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Forrest Shull

Forrest Shull

Position statement. The Computer Society is facing several challenges today, which require a careful approach to piloting new initiatives and fact-based analysis to determine which are  worth further investment. Throughout my career, I have focused on using metrics to help stake- holders assess research technologies for best fit and maximum impact. Applying  this strategy to Society initiatives would provide hard numbers for data-driven decisions based on cost,  impact, and usefulness—allowing the Society to allocate precious resources to the right projects.

For example, periodicals are among our  most  visible  ways of reaching members, but  in the current environment, success requires offering more than just printed matter that competes for readers' attention. I will work across Society publications to implement the outreach mechanisms that have been successful during my tenure as Editor in Chief of Software, and monitor their ability to provide better connections to members using new media, new formats, and new events.
  Biography.  Dr. Forrest Shull  is Assistant Director for Empirical Research at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (SEI). His role is to lead work with the US Department of Defense, other government agencies, national labs, industry, and academic institutions to advance the use of empirically grounded information in software engineering, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. Previously he worked for Fraunhofer USA, where he was Director of the Measurement and  Knowledge Management Division.

He has been a lead researcher on projects for NASA's Office of Safety and  Mission  Assurance, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation, and commercial companies.

Since  2011,  he has  served as the  Editor  in Chief of IEEE Software. During  his term he launched a digital  multimedia edition of the magazine, leading to thousands of new  subscribers. He created the annual Software Experts Summit, which showcases thought leaders from  Software and forges connections with local software industry in cities worldwide. He incorporated the free Software Engineering Radio podcast into Software, and maintained its high  quality, which allows  each episode to reach 40–50,000 downloads.

He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications and co- editor of the Guide to Advanced Empirical Software Engineering.



Jie Wu

Jie Wu

Position statement.  The IEEE CS faces several challenges as the leading community in computer technology.

As a board member
  1. I will push for expanding membership, through reaching out to developing countries and underrepresented groups.
  2. We will focus on offering better products and services through a better understanding of members' needs. The IEEE CS can push online products; promote new conferences, publications, and training programs in emerging fields; and also consolidate other products and services.
  3. We will cultivate a culture of collaboration by working with different communities, including other IEEE societies and ACM.
Having worked extensively at local (chapter chair), national (NSF program director), and international (TC chair and GC/TPC chairs of major conferences) levels, I can help bridge the gap and find solutions to meet our challenges. The IEEE CS will maintain its leadership role in promoting the discovery, integration, dissemination, and employment of new computer knowledge in service to society.
  Biography Jie Wu (Fellow, 2009) serves as chair and Laura H. Carnell Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University. Wu was a Program Director at the NSF and Distinguished Professor at Florida Atlantic  University, where he received his PhD in 1989.

As an active member of the IEEE CS for the past quarter century, Wu served as chair for TC on Distributed Processing (2006–2011). He was general chair for IEEE IPDPS 2008 and ICDCS 2013,  program co-chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011, and area editor for three IEEE transactions, including TC, TMC, and TPDS.

Currently, Wu serves as chair of the IEEE CS Philadelphia Chapter. He is on the IEEE CS Fellow Selection Committee. Wu also serves as general chair for ACM MobiHoc 2014 and area editor for IEEE Transactions on Service Computing.

Wu is known in the community for his dedicated professional service, polished management skills, and productive research. As a distinguished speaker for IEEE, ACM, and CCF, and a Fulbright senior specialist, he has travelled extensively to give lectures throughout the  world. Wu received several best paper/achievement/service awards. His full bio is available at


Albert Zomaya

Albert Y. Zomaya

Position statement. Computing is a dynamic discipline and the IEEE Computer Society needs to be an agile organization that can deal with the continuously changing nature and role of computing. The range of leadership roles that I have taken within the IEEE and  outside it, and also the wealth of contacts that I have built over the years can be brought to bear on many of the challenges that face the Computer Society. The Society is going through many exciting changes and this requires concerted efforts by its leadership to ensure its financial viability while providing high quality outcomes for its stakeholders. It is imperative that the Society consolidates its revenue streams to help provide a viable yet a high quality service. Also, there is a need to develop cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary communication channels to widen the membership base. I am in a good position to assist with these challenges.


Biography. Zomaya is currently the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing and Networking and an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow in the School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney. He is also the Director of the Centre for Distributed and  High Performance Computing, which was established in late 2009. Zomaya published more than 500 scientific papers and articles and is author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books. He is the Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers and Springer's Scalable Computing and serves as an associate editor for 22 leading journals. He served as editor for several IEEE transactions. Zomaya served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Fellows  Evaluation Committee for the IEEE Computer Society in 2013 and 2014, respectively. He was the Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (1999–2003). Zomaya has taken leading roles in more than 600 conferences, many of which were sponsored/co-sponsored by IEEE. Zomaya is the recipient of many awards, such  as the IEEE TCPP Outstanding Service Award (2011), the IEEE TCSC Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing (2011), and  the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (2014). He is a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE, and IET.