Board of Governors (2012)
Bill Pitts currently serves as vice chair of the Technical and Conferences Activities Board, where he chairs the Technical Meeting Request Committee. TMRC is responsible for reviewing large conferences, any conference with a loss, and requests for technical cosponsorship. He is a member of the IEEE Conference Publications Committee, vice chair of the Technical Committee on Parallel Processing, and has served as founder and finance chair of the IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (www.ipdps.org) for the past 25 years.
Previously, Pitts was a member of the IEEE Conferences Committee (2009–2010), chair of an ad hoc committee for developing the IEEE conference operations manual, finance chair of the Orange County section, and general chair and finance chair of the Orange County chapter of the Computer Society.
Pitts became an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core member in 2010, received the Society’s 2010 Outstanding Contribution Award “for design and implementation of improved processes and systems for Technical & Conferences Activities Board, 2009-2010”, and was awarded its 2010 Distinguished Service Award “for lifetime service to the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) community.”