First Vice President, Member & Geographic Activities Board
Elizabeth (Liz) Burd is a Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Previously, she was dean at Durham University in the UK. Burd teaches software engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to her new appointment, she led Durham's Technology Enhanced Learning research group, a group of 20 research staff and students, and was until recently director of the UK's Centre for Excellence: Active Learning in Computing. She has research collaborations with firms that include IBM, Microsoft, British Telecommunication, BAe, and Logica. In past years, she has garnered millions of dollars in research funds. Burd is currently the CS Second Vice President and VP for Member and Geographic Activities and chair of IEEE's Pre-University Education Committee (2011-2013). Previously, she has been Computer Society VP Education Activities (2010-2012). Burd has served on the program committees for more than 20 IEEE conferences. She has published over 60 articles on software engineering and 30 on computing education. Burd has received many awards, including the IEEE-CS Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2008, and a UK National Teaching Fellowship in 2009.?A member of IEEE and the Computer Society for 20 years, Burd became a Senior Member in 2005.