Kathy Land Named Outstanding Engineer
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 23 February, 2011 – IEEE Division VIII Director Susan K. (Kathy) Land has been named 2011 Huntsville Section Outstanding Engineer by the IEEE Huntsville Section ExCom. The award will be presented at the Engineers Week Awards Banquet.
Land, who served as IEEE Computer Society president in 2009, has more than 20 years of industry experience in the practical application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams.
Land has served on the Computer Society Board of Governors and in positions as first and second vice president. She has also served as vice president for standards and conferences and tutorials. She is a current member of the CS Standards Activities Board, Software and Systems Engineering Standards Executive Committee, History Competition 61, Professional Practices Committee, Membership Committee, Planning Committee, and chair of the CS Technical Achievement Award subcommittee. She also supports the Distinguished Visitors Program.
Land is author of Jumpstart CMM/CMMI Software Process Improvement: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). She is coauthor of Practical Support for CMMI-SW Software Project Documentation: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), and Practical Support for ISO 9001 Software Project Documentation: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2006). She is also a contributor to the CS ReadyNotes program.
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