Board of Governors (2010-2012)
Paul K. Joannou has more than 30 years experience in software, system, and enterprise engineering at Ontario Power Generation (formerly Ontario Hydro). He is a registered professional engineer and a longtime member of the IEEE. He has worked as a design engineer, manager of standards for all engineering activities at Ontario Hydro’s nuclear plants, and an IT enterprise architect. He was responsible for developing the Canadian nuclear industry’s software engineering standards for safety-related software.
Joannou has participated as a member and chair of software engineering standards working groups for the Canadian Standards Association, the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 committee responsible for software and systems engineering standards, the IEC, the IEEE, and the International Federation of Automatic Control. He has been a member of Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council grant-selection committee, a member of Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board accreditation teams, and a member of the McMaster University Industrial Advisory Committee on Software Engineering. He is currently chair of the IEEE Computer Society Professional Activities Board IT Committee.
Joannou graduated from the University of Toronto with a BASc in electrical engineering and an MEng in computer engineering. He is currently enrolled at McMaster University working toward a PhD in software engineering.