IEEE Division VIII Director-Elect Candidates Named

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 6 February, 2012 – The IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors has selected Susan K. (Kathy) Land and James D. Isaak as IEEE Division VIII Director-Elect nominees.

Land 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.

She 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.

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.

Isaak, a 1994 recipient of the Hans Karlsson Award, served as IEEE Computer Society President in 2010. Land, a current IEEE Division VIII Director, served in the Society's top elected position in 2009.

Isaak received his B.S. in Computer Studies and his M.S.E.E. in Computer Engineering (1972) from Stanford University. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society since 1971. He led the POSIX standards effort from 1984 through 1994, as work expanded to 30 projects with involvement by over 500 volunteers.

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