IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors Approves New Executive Committee Members

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 29 January 2014 – The IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors has approved the Executive Committee members who will serve under 2014 President Dejan Milojicic, who begins his term this month.

They include:

  • First Vice President, Member and Geographic Activities, Elizabeth L. Burd, professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, Australia;
  • Second Vice President, Standards Activities, James W. Moore, a 40-year veteran of software engineering at IBM and MITRE;
  • Vice President, Publications, Jean-Luc Gaudiot, University of California Irvine professor of electrical engineering and computer science;
  • Vice President, Professional Activities, Don Shafer, Athens Group co-founder and CTO;
  • Vice President, Technical & Conference Activities, Cecilia Metra, a professor of electronics at University of Bologna;
  • Vice President, Educational Activities, Phillip A. Laplante, a professor of software engineering at Pennsylvania State University and a professional engineer;
  • Treasurer Charlene "Chuck" Walrad, managing director of Davenport Consulting Inc.; and
  • Secretary David S. Ebert, Purdue Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Executive Committee will also comprise President-elect Thomas M. Conte, a joint professor of computer science, and electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology; and Past-President David Alan Grier, an associate professor of science and technology policy at George Washington University.

  • Roger U. Fujii, president of Fujii Systems, will serve as 2014 IEEE Division VIII Director;
  • Susan K. (Kathy) Land, technical lead for the Missile Defense Agency, as 2014 IEEE Division V Director; and
  • John W. Walz, former IEEE Computer Society President, as 2014 IEEE Division VIII Director-Elect.

In addition, the following appointments were made:

  • Robert Dupuis, a professor at the University of Quebec, will continue as ombudsman;
  • Nita Patel, a systems and software engineering manager at L-3 Warrior Systems,  2014 BoG member of the Nominations Committee;
  • Pierre Bourque, a professor at L'École de technologie supérieure of the Université du Québec; Atsuhiro Goto, professor of the Graduate School of Information Security at the Institute of Information Security; and Gargi Keeni, a former vice president at Tata Consultancy Services; 2014 Audit Committee; 
  • Consultant Rich Belgard , Awards Committee Chair;
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute Senior Research Scientist Jill Gostin, Elections Chair;
  • University of Minnesota CBI Associate Director, Jeffrey Yost, History Committee Chair; 
  • University of Sydney Chair Professor Albert Zomaya, Fellows Evaluation Committee Chair;
  • Retired CSC Fellow Paul R. Croll, Emerging Products & Services Committee Chair; and
  • Gaudiot, IEEE Computer Society representative to the IEEE Publications Services and Products Board.

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