David A. Bader
Position statement. The IEEE Computer Society is a vibrant community for technology leaders. We are moving into an exciting future when nearly every person on our planet can communicate globally and access knowledge stores of unprecedented volumes and rates. The Computer Society plays a vital role in serving this international community and our membership with forums for innovation, knowledge to create new ideas for solving global grand challenges, and lifelong training of the technology workforce. As a Board member, I will focus on strategies for engaging of our diverse global community to increase the value our society offers, for promoting the exciting technology careers to rising students especially for women, minorities, and underrepresented groups in STEM areas and the arts, and for seeking efficiencies in the society's operations. My leadership is based deeply in the rich experiences gained in my 25 years as an active member of the Computer Society.
|Biography. David A. Bader (Fellow, 2010) is a Full Professor in the School of Computational Science and Engineering, College of Computing, at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Executive Director for High Performance Computing. Bader received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from University of Maryland in 1996. Bader served IEEE-CS as the Awards Chair (2012), TOC Chair (2013), and Fellows Selection Vice Chair (2011), on committees such as Fellow selection (2010-2013), and as IEEE Division V representative for TAB Awards and Recognition (2011). Bader is on the CRA Board, incoming EIC of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2014), associate EIC of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and AE for IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing, and ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics. Bader is on the Steering Committees of the IPDPS and HiPC conferences, Program Chair for IPDPS 2014, and IPDPS 2010 General Chair. He was twice elected as chair of the IEEE-CS TC on Parallel Processing. Bader is recognized by his peers for his commitment to service, leadership skills, and dedication, through awards such as the IEEE Meritorious Service (2010), the IEEE-CS Golden Core (2011), and the IEEE-CS TCPP Outstanding Service (2013) awards.|
Position statement. The IEEE Computer Society must continue to address the needs of computing professionals around the world. By virtue of my background in both industry and academia, I will advocate the vision that the Computer Society should continue moving from being a technical society to a broader professional one. It needs to build upon its credibility and brand-name recognition to offer more high-quality products and services that are current, practical, and relevant to professionals in the field, while maintaining its long-standing tradition of technical excellence in the academic and research communities. These include bodies of knowledge, industry-recognized professional certification programs, as well as training delivered in various online formats and durations. This cohesive suite of products and services must be actively promoted in the marketplaces of the world and meet the needs of professionals everywhere, since computing is, without doubt, a global industry.
Biography. Pierre Bourque is Dean of Studies of the École de technologie supérieure of the Université du Québec and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Software and IT Engineering. He was the Director of the Master in Software Engineering Program from 2005 to 2013. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and does consulting work in software requirements. He was named to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society in 2010 and is an elected member for the period of 2011-2013.
Cheng-Chung (William) Chu
Position statement. If elected to the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, I will dedicate myself to the Board functions in critical aspects of strategic planning, professional and educational initiatives, and development of innovative products and services that are both valued globally and suitable for the most rapidly growing Asia-Pacific marketplace. My teamwork-based background in this particular growth region can be of ultimate value to the Society. I have over 20 years of experience volunteering for IEEE CS-sponsored activities, publications, and conferences, and extensive experience in administration as department chairman, dean of research and development, and dean of engineering. My qualifications include hosting and chairing several international conferences, collaborating on international interdisciplinary projects, and chairing strategic planning committees for research and development funding initiatives in Taiwan. My goal is to contribute my energy, knowledge, and experience to the Board of Governors, and make the Society even better for you.
Biography. Cheng-Chung (William) Chu is Professor of Computer Science and the Director of Software Engineering and Technologies Center of Tunghai University. He has served as Dean of the Research and Development Office and Dean of the Engineering College. Chu has received a number of awards for his research, teaching, and service, including the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award and Outstanding Contribution Award. His research has been continuously funded by the Taiwan National Science Council (NSC, equivalent to the US National Science Foundation) since 1994. He served as the chair of research planning committees for the areas of software engineering, programming languages, and data engineering, and the planning and review committee for Taiwan NSC. Chu has served in editorial positions for a number of journals in his field such as the Journal of Systems and Software, and has committed his service to over 30 international conferences, including IEEE COMPSAC and IEEE APSEC as a Steering Committee member. His current research interests include software engineering, cloud computing, and successful aging. Chu received his MS and PhD in computer science from Northwestern University. He has edited several books and published over 200 refereed papers and book chapters. For more information, please see http://220.127.116.11/cchu/.
Position statement. As chair of the EAB's Professional Development Committee, I've focused on the needs of practitioners. I've been a working professional for over 35 years, and see many ways to expand support of this community. We've produced an integrated collection of Essential Sets and over 20 advanced courses for continuing professional development (with more in the pipeline), as well as the SWEBOK certificate program in India, for individuals just entering the software development profession. We're now pursuing agreements with other professional societies to enhance our offerings and expand our customer base, thus lowering cost. Being on the Board of Governors helped me align the work of three program boards to facilitate the above results. But there's still much to do. For example, we must move with the times, making more of our products and services available online and on mobile devices. I'm running for re-election so I can continue these activities.
| Biography. Joined IEEE-CS in the 1970s. Currently: Board of Governors; Distinguished Visitor; Education Activities Board; Professional Activities Board; and Chair of the Professional Development Committee, which has produced over a dozen courses for practitioners over the past three years. Previously: program chairman and conference committee member for many CS conferences; Distinguished Visitor. Other Societies: Texas Board of PEs, Chair, Industrial Advisory Committee; ACM, Distinguished Lecturer, formerly Vice President, Council Member, Chapter Chair, Regional Representative and chair of many committees; Dallas Association for SW Engineering Excellence, Chair, Program Chair; ABET, Program Evaluator for over 25 years. |
PhD (computer science, Purdue, 1971). After serving for seven years as a tenured faculty member at SMU, where he helped form the computer science program, Dennis began a software development career with Texas Instruments and Raytheon. He continued as an adjunct faculty member (including six years at the University of Texas at Austin). He also developed and taught courses within TI and Raytheon as well as for external organizations. Keynote speaker at a half-dozen computer conferences; published over 150 papers. Recently, Dennis won the Nancy Mead Award for contributions to software engineering education and the ACM SIGCSE Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science Education.
Jill I. Gostin
Position statement. In order for the IEEE Computer Society to provide outstanding service to its members, we need to have a complete understanding of our members' needs. While the CS has excelled at providing for members' technical needs, we need a better understanding of their professional needs. Having served extensively at the local level, I will be able to help bridge that gap.
| Biography. Jill I. Gostin currently serves as the chair of both the IEEE Atlanta Section and the IEEE Atlanta Computer Society Chapter. She has also served as Section Treasurer, Vice Chair, Student Branch Coordinator, Membership Development Chair, Tutorials Chair for IEEE's SoutheastCon 2009, Administrative Chair for IEEE AESS's RadarCon 2012, and General Chair for the Atlanta IEEE Metro Area Workshop 2013. She is a member of the Computer Society, the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, and Women in Engineering. |
Gostin has an MS in applied mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a Senior Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). She has served on multiple GTRI and Georgia Tech committees and is a current member of the Awards Council. She has worked at GTRI since 1985, where her recent work has focused on algorithm assessment and software test and evaluation. She has authored or co-authored numerous technical papers, and won awards for Outstanding Performance in Research, Outstanding Paper, and Outstanding Volunteer. She has managed large programs related to radar software development and testing, was instrumental in creating an acoustic environment simulation, and has successfully developed fractal geometry applications. Full bio at http://jgostin.wordpress.com/.
Position statement. I have no doubt that the IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading organization for computer professionals and, with its vast human network, the most influential professional society in Japan and Asian countries.
Biography. Atsuhiro Goto currently serves as Professor, Graduate School of Information Security, Institute of Information Security (IISEC), Japan. He is a leader of the nationwide graduate schools education program, enPiT-Security, which will bring up promising IT experts with the newest information security professional skills.
Position statement. Just a few years ago, publishing meant on paper and presenting was in person. Things changed a lot: results are shared online, and new ways of networking and communicating are commonplace. In this changing environment, the Computer Society must build on traditional strengths that support technical leadership through publications, journals, conferences, standards, and technical committees; we need to understand the road forward, adapting these strengths as we build online communities and embrace new approaches to communication that are a way of life for coming generations of computing professionals. This is not an easy transition; we must find ways to attract younger and more diverse members and to preserve the value we have created. I bring an integrated understanding of industry and academia to the planning and decisions of the BoG, working to create value rather than pursue my own preconceived ideas. I believe this approach serves the Society well.
Biography. Harold Javid has enjoyed a career at the intersection of industry and academia. After completing a PhD in EE from UIUC, Harold worked for small companies as electronics division manager and general manager and in large companies including GE and Boeing as researcher and team manager. In 1998, after turning around a small company and then supporting its sale, he followed his heart back to his technical love—by joining Microsoft. In his present role at Microsoft, he is responsible for regional connections and creating focused collaborations between Microsoft Research and universities in North America, Latin America, and Australia. Harold loves the academic interactions and opportunities to gain understanding of the global academic ecosystem.
Position statement. The Computer Society could not exist without its international members and their support. We must listen to their diverse needs, efforts, and aspirations, propose and facilitate new opportunities, and have present and future members benefiting from what the Computer Society can and will offer. To remain a responsible and highly reputed technical leader, the Society must transform these challenges into opportunities towards innovation, involvement, openness, flexibility, and leadership.
| Biography. Paolo Montuschi is Vice Chair of the Control and Computer Engineering Department at Polytechnic of Turin. He was Department (two terms) and Financial External Affairs Board Chair, and Board of Governors member. |
Montuschi currently serves as IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors member, Chair of the Magazine Operations Committee, member of the Publications Board, Audit, and Digital Library Operations Committees, associate editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers, and member of the Steering Committee of IEEE TECT and of Computing Now's Advisory Board. Previously, he served as Chair of the Electronic Products and Services and the Digital Library Operations Committees and co-chair and program and steering committee member of several conferences.
Montuschi extensively contributed to Computer Society activities by proposing several new products and services, new frameworks for scientific publications, and bringing multimedia-enhanced articles to Computing Now. In 2012, he received the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award for these contributions.
His main research interests and scientific achievements are in computer arithmetic, architectures, graphics, and new publication frameworks for "augmented reading" and scientific knowledge dissemination. He is an IEEE Senior Member and author of 100+ peer-reviewed journal and conferences articles.
Montuschi obtained a PhD in computer engineering in 1989, and since 2000, he has been full Professor.
Jian PeiPosition statement. Carrying my strong academic background, well-recognized expertise on knowledge and data engineering, testified professional service experience, and passion of serving a broader community, I am determined to work together with all IEEE Computer Society members to make our home community more vigorous and more fruitful. Among many things we can do, I want to prioritize three directions. First, I want to strengthen the leadership of the IEEE Computer Society in strategic big data initiatives by facilitating new conferences, publications, and professional training programs. Second, I want to tighten and broaden the connections between academia and industry, as well as the collaborative relations between the IEEE Computer Society and the other brother communities by boosting industry and interdisciplinary components in the premier IEEE conferences and participation of academia in innovative industry-driven venues. Last, I want to promote the value of the IEEE Computer Society in the new generation, in underrepresented groups, and in developing countries by approaching students and youth and assisting them to participate in activities of the IEEE Computer Society in creative and sustainable ways.
Biography. Jian Pei is a full professor at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He holds a PhD in computing science from Simon Fraser University in 2002. He is renowned for his outstanding research in data mining, databases, information retrieval, and applications. He has published more than 200 articles in refereed journals and conferences that have been cited more than 10,000 times. His research outcome has been adopted by industry, open source software suites, and popular textbooks, and featured by media. He has served the IEEE Computer Society and the broader professional communities actively. He is the editor in chief of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He served as a key organizer of many conferences run by IEEE, ACM, and other professional associations. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. He received many prestigious awards, such as several best and most influential paper awards.
Position statement. The Computer Society as an international organization has an urgent need to increase its global footprint and cater to the diverse and large sections of the community. More than ever, the practitioners, students, young researchers, and women in computing—the membership development, sustained engagement, and retention of this significant group will be my focus. Membership is on the decline, and the global economy is struggling to gain a foothold and stabilize, but innovation and diversity in the field have catapulted to new levels. I would like to use my experience as a Chair, Membership Development Committee to further the noble charter of our Society to build and retain an internationally diverse membership portfolio and offer contemporary, customized, and sustainable products and services. I have volunteered as a student and a GOLD leader for several years and recognize the needs and aim to bring in ideas and infuse new energy if elected.
| Biography. Aditya Rao has been with Oracle for over 11 years and is currently working as a Senior Development Manager heading the technology initiatives team. |
Aditya's focus areas at work include service computing, real-time event processing, and project management. Aditya also works in the area of Semantic Web, with a focus on enterprise applications; he has several patents in this area. Aditya has an MS in computer science and engineering.
Aditya is an IEEE Senior Member and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society and has received Meritorious Service Awards for his contributions as the Chair of the Membership Development Committee (MDC). He is currently the Chair of the Membership Development Committee and sits on the CS Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB). He was the Chair of the IEEE CS Chapter, Hyderabad Section for 2010-11. He has been an active member of the IEEE Hyderabad Section, volunteering for the IEEE CS Chapter as its Secretary and Vice Chairman in 2005-06 and 2007-08, respectively. He has been associated with IEEE and the Computer Society since his student days where he served as the Student Branch Chairman, which won the exemplary student branch award for Region 10.
Position statement. "I hope that I have not made my most important contribution to IEEE yet." I have solid experiences with the Computer Society (CS), the Education Society, and all IEEE boards.
| Biography. EDUCATION: Doctor of Education, University of Massachusetts |
AFFILIATION: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; I'm retired, but my wife believes my full-time job is with IEEE!
COMPUTER SOCIETY: Vice Chair, Member and Geographic Activity Board (2012-present); Member, Awards Committee (2011-present); Chair, Computer Science Teaching Award Committee (2010-present); Chair, Taylor Booth Award Committee, (2010-present); Chair, Distinguished Contributions in Pre-College Environment Committee (2010-present).
Christina M. Schober
Position statement. The IEEE Computer Society provides inclusive membership and service to the professional and technical community beyond membership. Much can be accomplished by the continued involvement and enthusiasm of all our members from student to life members, staff, volunteer leadership, and the professional community. The geographic and technology diversity of our field of interest and the community it serves is a challenge to providing value and long-term success of the Society as a technology leader.
Biography. Christina M. Schober is currently the IEEE Computer Society Assistant Treasurer and IEEE Computer Society T&C Secretary, IEEE Sensors Council Past-President, and a member of the 2013 IEEE Tellers committee.