Industry Advisory Board Members 


The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is comprised of executives who represent their organizations by volunteering their time and resources--integral to the society's goal of delivering world-class products and computer information services throughout the United States and globally. IAB members travel across the United States or come from overseas to attend two meetings annually. The commitment of their time, energy, knowledge, and organization's resources to host meetings is indicative of both their personal and professional commitment to the society, the society's membership and the computing world.  Members of the IAB have diverse backgrounds and represent industry, government, and academia.  Only visionary and committed leaders such as these can motivate a highly professional staff working at the IEEE Computer Society.  

The IEEE Computer Society is a leading non-profit organization for computer and computer engineering professionals--a leader in providing technical information and services to the computing world.  The computer society is the largest technical society in the IEEE which has a world-wide membership of over 430,000 members in more than 160 countries.



Avijit Biswas - Senior Vice President at McKinsey & Company.  Mr. Biswas is in charge of Horizon360 Diagnostics & Tools, based in McKinsey's Bangalore office.   Mr. Biswas is an industry veteran and an expert in IT services delivery and operations.  Prior to joining McKinsey, he led the system integration and product engineering business of Siemens IT in India and ran SAP's consulting and global delivery out of India and China for many years.  Mr. Biswas holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Jadavpur University and a PDGM from IIM Calcutta and participated in a Management Development Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. (return to IAB home)



Victor Manuel Cortes-Galvin - Private Industry Consultant, formerly with HP Enterprise Services has over 17 years of professional experience in the IT Industry as a Consultant and Project Manager.  Mr. Cortes-Galvin received two significant mentions while working at HP--HP World Wide Most Valuable People (MVP) 2012 and HP World Wide Most Valuable People (MVP) 2008.  Past consulting projects include both government and private industry e.g., Federal Commission of Energy in Mexico (CFE), Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Volkswagen Mexico and USA, Telcel, Banco Nacional de Mexico (BANAMEX), HCBC,  and Laboratories RIMSA.  He has a MS in Computation from the "Facultad de Ciencias de la Computación de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla", 1996, and a BS in Computation, "Facultad de Ciencias Físico Matemáticas, Colegio de Computación de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla", 1994. (return to IAB home)


Deborah Dunie - Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CACI International. Ms. Dunie's responsibilities include developing and advancing the company's technology infrastructure, and leveraging her expertise to expand capabilities and services that have broad market application. Prior to CACI, Ms. Dunie worked at the Department of Defense (DoD) as Director, Plans and Analysis responsible for providing executive leadership, guidance and reviews of DoD programs as they related to U.S. national interests, defense policies, operational requirements and state-of-the-art technologies. At Martin Marietta (GE Aerospace) she was in charge of business development in advanced information processing technologies, guided the strategic direction of Raytheon E-Systems' Advanced Technology Program and was responsible for e-business solutions within the national intelligence market at Oracle Corporation. Ms. Dunie was awarded a meritorious medal for her work at the DoD, and sits on several professional boards.  She has a BS and MS degree in Electrical Engineering. (return to IAB home)


Steven J. Hillenius, Ph.D. – Vice president at Semiconductor Research Corporation. Prior to joining SRC, Dr. Hillenius worked for Bell Laboratories/Agere Systems from 1981 until 2006. He has served or is serving on the boards of directors of the IEEE, MARCO, and the SRC Education Alliance. Dr. Hillenius holds eight patents in the area of semiconductor device structures. He has published more than 70 articles and book chapters on semiconductor devices and processing, is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of Sigma Xi, AAAS, and APS. Dr. Hillenius received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia.(return to IAB home) (see IAB founding members)



Stephen D. Huffman, Ph.D. - Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of The MITRE Corporation. As CTO, Dr. Huffman is responsible for the direction of MITRE's research and development program, which explores emerging and enabling technologies and its application to critical national problems.   He also served as Vice President of MITRE's Washington Command, Control, and Communications Center, focused on ensuring integration and solving complex technical and operational challenges across the DoD. Prior to MITRE, Dr. Huffman was Director of Research and Development at M/A-COM Linkabit in Vienna, Va., where he developed anti-jam and low-probability-of-intercept communications systems, error-correction coders, speech store-and-forward systems, satellite communications, and signals intelligence systems. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and is a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the IEEE and has published numerous papers. (return to IAB home) (see IAB founding members) (see IAB Chairmen)


Harold Javid, Ph.D. -  Director of External Research Global Programs, Microsoft Research for North America, Latin America and Australia/New Zealand. Dr. Javid's team works with the academic research communities in these regions to build rich collaborations including joint centers in the US, Brazil and Chile; faculty summits and other events; and talent development programs such as the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows program.  He has a long career in research organizations, working for companies such as General Electric, Boeing and now Microsoft.  Dr. Javid made advances in the application of optimization and computing algorithms in industries such as power, aerospace, and pulp and paper.  He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he also received his MS and BS degrees. (return to IAB home)


Cheryl McIntyre Director of Complex Systems at Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Ms. McIntyre identifies and matures capabilities and practices required to be successful in developing complex software intensive systems. Partnering with both internal and external stakeholders she promotes the development of robust and affordable technical solutions for Lockheed Martin's customers' most challenging problems.  Throughout her 25+ year career with Lockheed Martin, Ms. McIntyre has held technical, functional, and program leadership roles managing the design, development, and fielding of complex large-scale systems. She has significant experience in expansion, development, refinement, and virtual management of large teams and organizations to ensure mission success. Ms. McIntyre holds a BS degree in Computer Science from State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  She is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors for the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, and the Software Experts Panel and Software Committee of the National Defense Industry Association. (return to IAB home)


Santosh Kumar Mohanty, Ph.D. - Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Head of Components Engineering Group. Dr. Mohanty's responsibility is to promote and build intellectual property (IP) leading to solution, service and process model to enhance organizational performance. His research includes IP portfolio management, enterprise architecture, SOA, solution engineering, analytical modeling, business analytics, enterprise search and data management.  Dr. Mohanty has thirty years of industry & teaching experience covering business strategy, partner collaboration, analysts relation, R&D and leadership grooming. He is a senior member of IEEE, life member of Computer Society of India, member of LES India, and member of Association of Enterprise Architect. He is currently serving as a member in the CII-National committee on IP, Open CA Certification Board, and LESI High Technology Committee. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences and MS in Computational Mathematics from NIU, IL, USA. Dr. Mohanty has been awarded the title of Distinguished IT Architect (Profession Leader) by The Open Group. (return to IAB home)


Ike Nassi, Ph.D. - CEO/Founder, TidalScale -- a resource virtualization software company, and founding trustee at the Computer History Museum.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz.  Previously, Dr. Nassi was an Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist at SAP. Before joining SAP, he helped start three companies: Encore Computer Corporation, a pioneer in symmetric multiprocessors; InfoGear Technology, which developed Internet appliances and services; and Firetide, a wireless mesh networking company. Dr. Nassi also held executive positions at Cisco Systems, Apple Computer, Visual Technology, and Digital Equipment Corporation.  He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley, and a Research Scientist at MIT. He has served on the board of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and is currently affiliated with other non-profit organizations.  He is an avid San Jose Sharks fan. (return to IAB home) (see IAB founding members)


Shmuel Shottan - Senior Vice President of Product Operations & Technology at Hitachi Data Systems. Previously Mr. Shottan was Senior Vice President and CTO of BlueArc, provider of the most scalable network storage solutions.  He also served as Vice President and General Partner of Quantum Technology Ventures, and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Quantum's Snap Division, where he led the development of the award-winning Snap Server. Previously Mr. Shottan was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer of Parallan Computer, a developer of high performance super servers. He also held executive positions at AST Computers, and ICL.  Mr. Shottan holds BS degrees from the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and has served as board member and a member of the advisory boards of several networking and storage companies. (return to IAB home) (see IAB Chairmen) 


Neil G. Siegel, Ph.D. - Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Northrop Grumman.  Previous assignments include VP and Chief Engineer, and VP and Division General Manager.  Dr. Siegel has made important contributions to many military, intelligence and commercial systems, including the U.S. Army's first unmanned aerial vehicle, the forward-area air defense system, and the Blue-Force tracking system.  He holds more than 20 patents in areas that include communications protocols, networking, and computing systems.  Programs for which Dr. Siegel was responsible have won several prestigious awards, including recognition from the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, Federal Computer Week, and the Battlespace Information.  Dr. Siegel was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2005, is a Fellow of the IEEE, and was the recipient of the IEEE's Simon Ramo medal for Systems Science and Systems Engineering in 2011. He is also on the engineering faculty of both UCLA and USC. (return to IAB home) (see IAB founding members)



Alan Skelley, Ph.D. - Software Engineer, Google, Inc. Dr. Skelley's work focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning, probability, statistics and systems, as applied to ads quality. Prior to Google, he was a Software Developer at IBM Canada Laboratory. Dr. Skelley received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2006 from the University of Toronto where he also received an MSc and BSc in Computer Science. (return to IAB home)




Linda R. Wilbanks, Ph.D. Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Education works to strengthen security and develop metrics to identify systemic problems. As Command Information Officer at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Dr. Wilbanks built a common IT backbone and green data center with virtualized servers to support DoD law enforcement. As Chief Information Officer at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center she implemented IT business functions and developed strategic plans, and earlier, managed software quality assurance. She served as CIO at the National Nuclear Security Administration. Dr. Wilbanks taught high school and graduate-level math and computer science, is a recognized expert in software metrics and quality assurance, published over 125 articles, conference speaker, published a section on managing IT in Harnessing Green IT and is Associate Editor for the IEEE journal IT Professional. She has a BS in Mathematics and Secondary Education, Towson University, a MS in Engineering Science, Loyola University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Maryland Baltimore. (return to IAB home)