Editors in Chief Confirmed

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 June, 2010 – IEEE Computer Society President Jim Isaak has confirmed the appointment of 10 magazine and transactions editors in chief.

Ronald Vetter, a member of Computer’s advisory and editorial boards, will assume the editor in chief position for the IEEE Computer Society’s flagship magazine at the beginning of 2011. Vetter, a longtime volunteer with the monthly publication, is a computer science professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington and co-founder of the technology company Mobile Education.

Currently Web editor of Computer, Vetter was appointed to replace Carl K. Chang, former Computer Society president and Iowa State University computer science chair, whose second term as Computer's editor in chief ends on 31 December.

For more information on Computer, visit http://www.computer.org/computer.

Forrest Shull, a senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, Maryland, was appointed editor in chief of IEEE Software. Shull is currently Software’s associate editor in chief for empirical results as well as editor of its Voice of Evidence department. He was appointed to replace Hakan Erdogmus, president and owner of Kalemun Research, whose term ends on 31 December.

At Fraunhofer, Shull leads the Measurement and Knowledge Management Division. He has been a lead researcher on projects for NASA's Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, the NASA Safety Center, the US Department of Defense, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation, and companies such as Motorola and Fujitsu Labs of America.

Software, the authority on translating software theory into practice, is published six times per year. For more information, visit http://www.computer.org/software.

John Viega, executive vice president of products and engineering at Perimeter E-Security, was appointed editor in chief of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine. Viega is the author of six books on computer security, as well as developer of the original CLASP application security process. He will replace Carl Landwehr, director of the Trustworthy Computing Program at the National Science Foundation.

For information on Security & Privacy, visit http://www.computer.org/security.

Michael Rabinovich was named the new editor in chief of IEEE Internet Computing, a bimonthly magazine that offers columns, departments, and peer-reviewed articles on everything from programming and standards to security and networking in the Internet computing space. Rabinovich, the magazine’s current associate editor in chief, is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Case Western Reserve University. He'll replace outgoing editor in chief Fred Douglis, EMC senior member technical staff, whose term expires at the end of 2010.

For more information on IC, visit http://www.computer.org/internet.

Erik Altman, manager of the Dynamic Optimization Group at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, will become IEEE Micro’s next editor in chief at the beginning of 2011. Micro is a bimonthly magazine serving the interests of chip and silicon systems designers. Altman will replace David Albonesi, associate professor of Cornell University’s Computer Systems Laboratory.

For more information on Micro, visit http://www.computer.org/micro.

Isabel Beichl, a mathematician with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), was confirmed as editor in chief of Computing in Science & Engineering. CiSE, a voice for the computational science and engineering field, is a peer-reviewed magazine published six times per year.

For more information on CiSE, visit http://www.computer.org/cise.

Fei-Yue Wang was confirmed for his second term as editor in chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems, which covers the theory and application of systems that perceive, reason, learn, and act intelligently. Wang is a research scientist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a professor at the University of Arizona.

For information on IS, visit http://www.computer.org/intelligent.

Beng Chin Ooi, computer science professor and Dean of the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore, was reappointed to a second term as editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. The monthly journal promotes basic and system research in knowledge and data engineering.

For information on IEEE TKDE, visit http://www.computer.org/tkde.

Ramin Zabih, a professor of computer science and radiology at Cornell University, was reappointed to head IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. IEEE TPAMI, which highlights cutting-edge research in computer vision and pattern recognition, was ranked No. 1 in electrical engineering and artificial intelligence in the most recent journal rankings.

For more information on IEEE TPAMI, visit http://www.computer.org/tpami.

Liang Jie Zhang, IBM’s lead researcher on service-oriented architectures, was reappointed to lead IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, an online publication produced each quarter. For more information on IEEE TSC, visit http://www.computer.org/tsc.

About the Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.

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