Nominees for President-Elect

Roger Fujii

Roger Fujii

Position statement.  The IEEE Computer Society is a leader in the computing technology field. We offer world-class magazines and transactions, the  largest conference portfolio of any IEEE Society, trusted software standards, educational accreditation and certification products, and a technical forum for emerging future technologies. However, we are faced with challenges from tighter budgets and slowing revenue growth. The open information access available via the Internet and emerging social media information exchange models are impacting how our information is accessed.
My plan is to involve  our leading experts and members/volunteers to help shape the future changes of products and services so that the Computer Society remains the premiere source of computing technology. Some of my key areas of focus will be
  1. Creating new publication ideas for our world-class magazines and      transactions, including
    • introducing more interactive content viewing,
    • developing mobile device applications to access information, and
    • personalizing content searches.
  2. Expanding our proven educational programs by 
    • offering certificate courses for students and practicing engineers and
    • providing an online, self-paced coursework to prepare graduates to learn new skills.
  3. Enabling professional networking and technical community collaboration through
    • fostering special technical communities, and
    • personalizing information exchange using social media methods.
  4. Supporting conference organizers by
    • funding new methods such as Rock Stars of Big Data and
    • developing time-saving conference organizing tools.
  5. Promoting software standards development and use for
    • addressing new emerging technologies.
As a 35-year volunteer, I have been involved at both  the grassroots and leadership levels of conferences, publications, standards development, education initiatives, future technology initiatives, strategic planning, Fellow selection, awards selection, and  governance. From this experience, I saw how volunteers working together develop the right solutions.
I am very proud of Computer Society volunteers and members who freely give their  time to make our Society the premiere computing technology source. As President, I would be honored to work with all our talented Computer Society  members and volunteers to create a path to the future. 


Biography Roger  Fujii is a senior industry executive and  a long-term CS volunteer involved in many society functions. In publications, he served as Press Operations Committee Chair, recently Publications special committee member, and guest editor (Software). He served as conference program chair, VP Standards Board, 1012  IEEE Standard Working Group Chair, and US Chair of ISO/IEC International Standards. In 2011, he led the CS Strategic Plan development. He was CS First VP and Board of Governors member and currently serves as IEEE Director (2012–2014 Board of Directors).

He is an IEEE Fellow,  CS Golden  Core member, and  2010 CIE Executive of the Year. He received Outstanding Contribution and Meritorious Service awards.

Fujii is President of Fujii Systems, specializing in executive services. As a Northrop Grumman VP (retired), he managed a $1.086B division developing F22/F35 communication systems. He lectured at UCLA and Sacramento State University, and is a guest  professor at Xiamen University. He served on the National Academy of Sciences committee for Space Shuttle.

Fujii has a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from  the University of California, Berkeley, and studied business management at Harvard, UCLA, and Darden. He is a contributing author for two books and has presented numerous papers.

Hironori Kasahara

Hironori Kasara
Position statement.  Computer products such as smart-phones, wearable devices, cloud servers, supercomputers, self-driving automobiles, and heavy particle beam cancer therapy systems have changed our lives. Today, computer-based systems can only be developed through collaboration. The success of IEEE's initiatives such as Cloud, Smart  Grid, and Internet of Things, depend on collaborations. In my professional and volunteer life, I have  strived towards collaboration and  I believe that  I can help the Society.

With  my  33  years of membership and  volunteer work, I have demonstrated the  technical and management experience necessary to lead the Computer Society. My experience with publications and conferences will help me to provide leadership to the broadest array of members and nonmembers alike. My work has spanned the  spectrum of academia, government, and  industry on an international basis. Based on this, I will reach out around the world, to engage technology experts, and to promote CS to a wider  audience.
If elected, I will exert my utmost effort to make the Computer Society more attractive to its members, other IEEE society members, practitioners and managers in industry and government. Also, I will try to give young people technological dreams.

The Computer Society's core competence includes the advanced technological seeds inside our society and practical needs in other IEEE societies. Therefore, constructing synergistic intersociety cooperative relations will be very important for the future.

To this end, further efforts will be required for intelligible and attractive information dissemination of our advanced technologies to non-professionals. The efforts will be also effective for the collaboation with industry and government.

Furthermore, I will try to start new activities to promote research in academia and development of value-added products in industry and to leave academic heritage for future generations, for example like the Multicore Compiler Video Course being prepared in the Multicore STC with top researchers representing this era.

I believe strongly the Computer Society  has the ability to be more agile in creating modern products and services attractive to young and experienced members and potential members.

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Biography.  Hironori Kasahara has served as a chair or a member of 220 society and government committees including as member of the IEEE CS Board of Governors, chair of IEEE CS Multicore STC, IEEE CS Japan Chapter, IPSJ SIG on Computer Architecture, METI computer roadmap committee, and  member of IEEE CS Nomination committee, the  Board  of IEEE Tokyo Section, IEEE Japan Council Long-Term Strategy Committee, MEXT Information Science and Technology Committee, and MEXT Earth Simulator and K supercomputer committees.

He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1985 where he has been a professor of computer science since 1997 and a director of the Advanced Multicore Research Institute. He was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Center for Supercomputing R&D.

He received an IEEE CS Golden  Core Member Award, an IFAC World Congress Young  Author Prize,  an IPSJ Special Research Award, a Science and Technology Prize from the Minister of Education, Science and Technology.

He led four Japanese national projects on parallelizing compilers, multicores, and green computing supported by METI/NEDO. His works were  presented as 195 papers, 120  invited talks,  26 patents, and 450 newspaper and Web articles.