New EICs Named for IEEE Computer Society Publications

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 24 June, 2014 – The IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors has confirmed incoming editors in chief of four magazines and two transactions.

Sumi Helal, a professor in the University of Florida's Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department, has been named editor in chief of Computer magazine. Helal directs the Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory at the University of Florida, and is director of the Gator Tech Smart House for applied research in elder care. The co-founder and an editorial board member of the IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine, Helal is editor of the magazine's Standards, Tools, and Emerging Technologies column.

M. Brian Blake, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Miami, was confirmed as editor in chief of IEEE Internet Computing magazine. Blake is currently the magazine's associate editor in chief.

Lieven Eeckhout, a professor in the Department of Electronics and Information Systems at Ghent University in Belgium, was appointed editor in chief of IEEE Micro, where he has been serving as associate editor in chief. 

Confirmed as editor in chief of IEEE Software was Diomidis Spinellis, a professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. Spinellis, who writes the Tools of the Trade column for IEEE Software, also serves as the Secretary General responsible for information systems at the Greek Ministry of Finance.

Paolo Montuschi, a professor of computer engineering at Politecnico di Torino, was confirmed as the editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers. Montuschi is currently the journal's associate editor-in-chief, as well as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Computing Now advisory board member, and chair of the Magazine Operations Committee, Publications Board, and Digital Library Operations Committee. 

Leila De Floriani of the Universita degli Studi di Genova and a visiting professor at University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies was named editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

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