Board of Governors (2011-2013)
Dennis J. Frailey recently retired as a principal fellow after a 35-year career at Raytheon and Texas Instruments. Along the way, he was a technical director, cycle-time expert, process improvement leader, head of many technical design teams, and speechwriter for company executives. Frailey has also maintained a distinguished career as an educator. At Raytheon, he created and was master instructor for a company-wide software project management training program. Since 1978, he's worked as an adjunct professor of computer science and software engineering at the University of Texas and at Southern Methodist University, where he cofounded the graduate software engineering program. After earning a PhD in computer science from Purdue in 1971, Frailey joined SMU as assistant professor and rose to associate with tenure before moving into computer architecture research at Texas Instruments. Professionally, he was a regional representative, council member, and vice president of ACM, and currently serves in its Distinguished Lecturer program. Frailey is equally active in the Computer Society, currently serving as a member of the Professional Activities Board and member of the Board of Governors. An ABET program evaluator since 1987, Frailey recently won the ACM SIGCSE's Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science Education.