Except for transactions, the preferred format for biographical sketches can vary depending on the publication. But full articles should generally follow this format:
//Author Name// is a //position// at //name of institution or company, with department name if applicable//. //His/Her// research interests include //list three or four topics//. //Last name// received a //highest academic degree [use an abbreviation if possible]// in //name of discipline [use lowercase]// from //name of degree-granting institution//. //He/She// has received //names of awards//. //He/She// is in on the editorial board of //name of publication// and has been //name of volunteer position// at //name of conference//. //He/She// is a member of //list up to three relevant professional organizations [okay to use an acronym or initialism for organizations]//. Contact //him/her// at //email address//.
Note: If there are space issues—for example, an unusually large number of authors—the professional organizations and research interests can be deleted (in that order).
For columns and departments, Computing in Science and Engineering, Internet Computing, IT Pro, and Security & Privacy use the same format as for regular articles. Computer Graphics and Applications, Intelligent Systems, Pervasive Computing, and Software follow this format:
//Author Name// is a //position// at //name of institution or company, with department name if applicable//. Contact //him/her// at //email//.
Transactions biographies follow this format:
//First name/last name// received the //first to latest sequential degrees in respective disciplines and institutions//. He is a //academic title, institution, or business title, company//. His research interests include //list three or four topics//. He has authored //number of papers or the name of relevant texts//. He is a member of //relevant professional organizations//.
For abbreviations in magazine bios, spell them out in each bio in which they appear. If an abbreviation appears more than once in a bio, place it in parentheses after the first instance of the related term and then use just the abbreviation later in the bio.