Hausi Müller
University of Victoria, Canada


Hausi Müller, an IEEE and TCSE volunteer for two decades, is Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Engineering at University of Victoria, Canada. He was the founding Director of the accredited Faculty of Engineering Bachelor of Software Engineering degree program. Together with his research group and industrial partners he investigates methods, models, architectures, and techniques for self-adaptive and self-managing systems. Recently, he received an IBM CAS Faculty Fellow of the Year Award, an Outstanding Leadership Award from the Canadian Consortium for Software Engineering Research, and awards for his contributions to the software reverse engineering community. He was General Chair for ICSE 2001—the 23rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software on Software Engineering in Toronto. He is one of the founders of the SEAMS workshop series—Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems. He served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and as Vice-Chair of TCSE. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) and his PhD in Computer Science from Rice University.
It is truly impressive how far software engineering has come in 50 years. Today, we are surrounded by software-intensive, socio-technical ecosystems. Our world runs on software systems of unprecedented scale and complexity from the smart phones in our pockets to the service-oriented way of conducting business. Powerful societal forces present major challenges and huge opportunities for our software engineering community to exhibit leadership in designing the changes that will shape our future and role in society. These forces include demographics, economic pressures, internationalization, globalization, technological change, sustainable development, and resource limitations.
Given the continued crucial role that software provides in our world, it is important for TCSE’s long-term growth of audience, scope and outreach to
·         articulate and embrace the true interdisciplinary nature of software-intensive, socio-technical ecosystems, and
·         work with, actively engage, and support its membership, volunteers, and events to address the challenges, opportunities and risks of our world immersed in software.
To accomplish these goals, I will continue to support key priorities of TCSE including:
·         leadership in the software engineering community for academic researchers and industry professionals
·         strong support for its publications, conferences, and workshops;
·         stewardship in software engineering education and international outreach;
·         an active role in public policy issues;
·         and good relations with other software engineering societies and regional associations.