IEEE Division VIII Director-Elect Candidates Named

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 February, 2011 – The IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors has selected Roger U. Fujii and Rangachar Kasturi as IEEE Division VIII Director-Elect nominees.

Kasturi, IEEE Computer Society vice president of Member and Geographic Activities, is the Douglas W. Hood Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. He received his PhD degree from Texas Tech University in 1982. He was a professor of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering at the Pennsylvania State University during 1982-2003.

Fujii, Computer Society vice president of Standards Activities, is vice president of network communication systems at Northrop Grumman. He is responsible for three major business units and administers annual research and development funding for more than 2,300 employees.

Fujii leads efforts in major communications and network planning, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, acquisition, and systems engineering and satellite/tactical data link systems, including IED defeat systems and ground forces network management.

Previously, he was responsible for the software certification of more than 30 major Air Force and Navy nuclear weapons software systems. He is an active volunteer in IEEE Computer Society standards activities and is currently a member of the Board of Governors and active chairperson of IEEE Std 1012 on Software Verification and Validation.

Kasturi served as president of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) during 2002-04 and as 2008 president of the IEEE Computer Society. He is a IEEE and IAPR Fellow. He was a Fulbright scholar during 1999.

Kasturi's research interests are in computer vision and pattern recognition. He is an author of the textbook, “Machine Vision,” and has published numerous papers and research reference books. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the Machine Vision and Applications journals.

Fujii received a BS in engineering mathematics and an MS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a graduate of UCLA’s John Anderson School of Management, the Darden School of Management at the University of Virginia, and Harvard Business School.

Fujii is a member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, an IEEE Fellow, a Computer Society Golden Core member, and received both the Meritorious Service Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the IEEE Computer Society.

About the IEEE Computer Society

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